Meet the Therapists


Nischal Patel is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who treats a variety of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal injuries, sports-related injuries, vestibular, head injury and concussion rehabilitation, along with joint replacement and orthopedic injury rehabilitation. Nischal’s background and passion for physical therapy lies not only in developing individual treatment programs aligned with a patient's goals, but creating programs for patients to carry forward with them beyond physical therapy for continued improvements in quality of life. Dr. Patel’s treatment approach focuses on active and empowerment models, pushing patients to continue what they love with modification, instead of activity avoidance. Dr. Patel’s training includes a strong manual therapy background, Graston Technique, Dry Needling, along with McKenzie MDT training. Nischal looks forward to continuing to learn and grow as a clinician while positively impacting the lives of the clients here at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine.

Dr. Nischal Patel graduated from Rutgers University with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Kinesiology. From there, Dr. Patel continued his educational journey at the University of St. Augustine, where he graduated with honors while obtaining his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

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Billy Marano is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine. He has extensive experience treating a variety of orthopedic and sport related injuries, as well as post-surgical and return to sport rehab.

Dr. Marano graduated from Drew University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and was a member of the Men’s Basketball team. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 and was voted President of the PT club.

In 2021, he became certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) as a specialist in Orthopedics, a designation achieved by a select number of Physical Therapists who demonstrate competency in specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency.

Dr. Marano takes an individualized approach to treatments, tailoring them specifically to the needs of each patient. He incorporates a variety of manual therapy techniques, stretching, and strengthening exercises into every program. He is also a big believer in educating patients on healthy lifestyle choices to allow them to improve their overall health and well-being.

In his spare time he enjoys working out, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with his wife and kids.

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