Sports Conditioning and Physical Therapy in NJ

The Ultimate Sports Conditioning and Rehabilitation


At Matawan PT

everything we do

is by looking at your body

from the bottom to the top.

“From the soles of your feet to the tops of your head.”



“I have been going here for my ankle after having ligament surgery. It’s a great place I would highly recommend to anyone who has to go through physical therapy. The staff is so friendly and really cares about getting you healthy again. So happy I came here!”
– Sara Decker

“Far and above the best in the area. As an athlete, I have experienced injuries that could have taken me down longer. RPT focused on getting me safely back on the field. Once healed, I worked with Ivan and team to make sure those injuries did not happen again.”
– Kyle Angel

“I recently had tendonitis in my bicep and in two weeks it was totally gone. The staff is very and focused on specialized therapy that will help treat the problem and help prevent further problems in the future.”
– Kyle Subers

“I’m an athlete at St. Joes in Metuchen and I came here after having elbow surgery and got back to playing faster than I ever thought. Phenomenal staff and great facility. Would recommend 100% to anyone
– Anthony Favor

High Performance Facilities

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Meet Our Therapists

James Daber
James DaberATC | Clinical Director
James Daber, ATC aka “Jimmy” has helped more high school athletes in New York City & New Jersey than we can count. Dedicating countless early morning hours and late nights to various sporting events, he keeps your players safe and healthy. Jimmy will be continuing his sport specific training education, which has made his presence invaluable on and off the field.
Raphael Marinelli
Raphael MarinelliAcupuncturist
Rafael joined holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MS/Ac) from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and has been practicing in the city for over 10 years. His training consists of three styles of acupuncture & chinese medicine, including the myofascial trigger point dry needling technique, which is particularly effective for treating acute sports injuries and chronic pain. An accomplished Martial Artist, Rafi enjoys staying competitive and fit with tai chi.
Ivan Candelaria
Ivan CandelariaATC | Co-owner
Ivan Candelaria MS, ATC is the most sought after sports rehab specialist in the North East with a growing clientele of NFL Football Players. Ivan makes sure to approach every client and player with the same intensity he would if it was his own child. Your child athlete will be not only guided through rehab and fitness process but also through a program tailored to helping him/her play their sport better.
Dr Joseph Simon
Dr Joseph SimonTherapist | DPT Owner | Co-owner
Joseph Simon, DPT has practiced physical therapy for over 10 years and was trained as a manual therapist with continuing degrees in mechanical diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Simon has combined his passion of fitness, sports rehabilitation, and physical therapy with his education and years of experience to achieve faster, more effective results for his clients.

Achieve Your Maximum Athletic Potential

Flexible membership packages to suit all of your athletic and rehabilitation goals