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"Therapy" of any type often represents a pivotal experience in one's life. For Physical Therapy, this may result from an injury, a desire to maximize surgical prognosis, or simply confronting the inevitable realization that our bodies no longer function like the "well-oil" machines we thought that they would always be.

Pivotal Physical Therapy & Wellness Center was founded in Monroe Township, NJ in 2002 and has since served over 5,000 members of the community and surrounding areas. We continue to recruit the most seasoned physical therapists, massage therapists and indispensable staff members who share our eternal commitment to providing high-quality, individualized care to each of our patients, helping them get in their best shape while guiding them through proper training and instruction on how to overcome this pivotal moment and return back to their best lives.


Dr. Karen Elias, PT, DPT


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.

Meet The Team

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