Meet Your Physical Therapists

Dr. John P. Scafidi has been practicing physical therapy for nearly 10 years. John is extremely passionate about helping all of his patients where they can enjoy more active and productive lifestyles. This will help them to function pain-free; recovering as much of their abilities as possible after an injury, illness, or other chronic condition. He couldn't imagine a more personally rewarding profession than physical therapy.

In 2012, Dr. Scafidi was accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT), in the field of Physical Therapy. He is 1 of only 13 Physical Therapists in New Jersey and the only Physical Therapist in Monmouth County that is a full fellow of the AAOMPT.

Over the years, John has worked very hard as an outpatient physical therapist, with advanced training in orthopedics and manual therapy, to earn a widespread reputation for excellence, integrity, knowledge and his ability to focus on the well being and needs of his patients.

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Dr. Leonard J. Somarriba, after receiving his Bachelors of Science (2005) and his Master’s of Physical Therapy (2006), from the University of Connecticut, began his clinical practice in 2006 as a traveling Physical Therapist. During this period, he accumulated a wide variety of practical experiences and insights from working in a number of diverse clinical settings, as well as a foundation in several business models. In addition, Leonard completed his fellowship training in Manual Physical Therapy at the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, which is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University in 2009. As a Fellowship Trained Manual Therapist, he is among the elite of Orthopedic Physical Therapists in the profession.

Dr. Lenny loves treating and caring for people. He is a compassionate healthcare provider, dedicated to making a positive impact upon the lives of each patient he encounters.

His patients love how approachable and personable he is, so much so, that they look forward to their appointments with him. If you ask Dr. Lenny if he enjoys what he does as a Physical Therapist he will immediately answer you with enthusiasm and a smile that says “absolutely!”

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Dr. Liliane B Scafidi received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy, in 1999, from ACE Faculdade de Ciencias da Saude de Joinville, Brasil. She graduated with a specialization in orthopedics and trauma.

In 2001 Lili completed specialty training in rehabilitation of hand injuries at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Ronaldo Carneiro.

Dr. Lili then completed a one year clinical fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy at the Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, which is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University. Lili went on to attend the University of Montana where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. She practices as an outpatient Physical Therapist, with advanced training in orthopedics and manual therapy. Lili enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Cherri Tsang earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware. While studying at the University of Delaware, she also received a Master of Science in Anatomy & Clinical Health Sciences.

The University of Delaware's graduate school of physical therapy is ranked second in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Dr. Tsang’s clinical experience includes working with a variety of patients with orthopedic, sports, and neurological injuries or conditions. She is passionate about helping patients reach their goals and to maximize their quality of life. Additionally, she is dedicated to providing personalized care, which is supported by the latest research, so she can best serve her patients and community. When not in the clinic, Cherri enjoys staying active by exercising, running, hiking, kayaking, and playing ultimate Frisbee.

Mayra Lupo PT earned her degree in Physical Therapy from New York University in 1977 and has been licensed by the state of New Jersey since 1978. After graduation, she has focused her interest and training in orthopedics and soft tissue work.

Mayra is a Member of the American Physical Therapy Association: orthopedic, private practice, and women’s sections.

Mayra has practiced physical therapy in a variety of clinical settings with emphasis in private practice. Outside of work she enjoys exercising, walking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Erik Hums specializes in manual therapy and orthopedics, and has a passion for providing his patients with the highest quality care. Erik earned his Physical Therapy Doctorate fromthe Saint Francis University School of Health Sciences in Loretto, PA. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Erik is one of fifteen Physical Therapists in the state of New Jersey to hold that title, and one of only two in Monmouth County!

Erik has been practicing physical therapy for 5 years, and his goal is not only to help you recover from your injury, but to find and address the underlying cause. He has also achieved TPI (Titleist Peformance Institute) Level 1 Medical Professional Certification, allowing him to give expert advice to golfers looking to improve their game, as well as scheduling strengthening and conditioning exercises to help get them to the next level.

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