Dr. Karen K. Kondos, PT, DPT
Owner & Clinic Director
Karen has been a New Jersey physical therapist since 2012. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Long Island University-Brooklyn and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kean University. Karen focuses her practice primarily on outpatient orthopedics, with additional emphasis on sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation. She is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and is well-versed in treatment techniques utilizing kinesiology taping.
Karen was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and has lived in the United States since 1999. She is fluent in speaking, writing and reading Arabic, and is an active member of the Coptic Orthodox community of New Jersey. Karen currently resides in Manalapan with her husband, their baby daughter and their puppy, Charlie the Cavapoo.
James J. Kenny, PT
Owner Emeritus & Senior Physical Therapist
James J. Kenny (“Jim”) is a New Jersey physical therapist who brings more than thirty years of experience in orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy to his work at Pivotal. He completed the PT program at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently practiced in New York City at Roosevelt Hospital, the Rusk Institute, and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Jim worked for many years in various orthopedic and physical therapy settings before opening Pivotal Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in 2002.
Jim has treated over 3,000 patients throughout his career and has developed immeasurable skills treating a wide range of orthopedic diagnoses. He is well-regarded by both his patients and other members of the community and will continue to serve them as he gradually phases into retirement.
Rhia V. Vista, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Rhia emigrated from the Philippines in 2009 where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Resort Management. She soon began working as a PT Aide where she found a passion in connecting with patients and comforting them through therapy. Rhia went on to earn her Associate in Applied Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Mercer County Community College in 2016. She is well versed in manual technique for treating a wide range of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions.
In her spare time, Rhia enjoys cooking, watching tennis, and loves spending time with her husband and their five year old son.
Darlene joined Pivotal in early 2016 as a Physical Therapy Aide, bringing experience working with individuals of all ages in other physical therapy offices. Darlene also has experience conducting training and testing for patients who have suffered concussions. She is a second-degree black belt martial arts instructor and certified GRAVITY® Fitness instructor and has taught total body workout classes to patients who have completed their recuperation. Darlene has trained in bodybuilding for fitness competitions and in 2012, was awarded second place in women’s bodybuilding in the lightweight division by the International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation.
Darlene attended the Long Island Business Institute, where she majored in Medical Transcription. She is the mother of two wonderful boys who keep her busy with hiking, bike riding, and other outdoor activities.
Physical Therapy Technician
Dominyka Mauricaite is a recent graduate of Rowan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Dominyka worked through college at three different physical therapy clinics, gaining hands-on experience with New Jersey physical therapists in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As she applies to different graduate schools in preparation for the next step of her physical therapy career, Dominyka remains a valuable asset to the Pivotal team and helps reinforce the positive energy that radiates throughout the clinic every day.
Dominyka was born in Lithuania and moved to the United States with her family in 2001. She now lives in Freehold and enjoys shopping and playing volleyball in her spare time.