Noreen knew from a young age that she wanted a healthcare career. She first discovered physical therapy when she volunteered in PT in high school. As an avid Irish dancer, competing in domestic and international competitions from four to twenty-two years old, she loves movement. A curiosity for exercise science, a passion for movement, and her volunteer experience led Noreen to the University of the Sciences where she obtained a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2004. She went on to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 2007.
After graduating with her Masters in Physical Therapy, Nicole began her career at JFK Hospital in Edison, NJ, where she worked in outpatient, inpatient, and with patients in an aquatic setting. She also performed ergonomic training and assessments for an EMT company to ensure safety for their employees. In 2006, Noreen directed the physical therapy program at Accents on Hands and Comprehensive Physical Therapy in Westfield, NJ. In her role, she worked with patients across the lifespan with orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, and sports injuries. Noreen joined Twin Boro in 2014 at the Clark office and has transitioned to the Director of Twin Boro Physical Therapy in Morristown, NJ. She has extensive continuing education training, including attending Great Lakes seminars for musculoskeletal conditions, Kinesio taping, Mulligan and Torticollis for Infants at New York University.
She enjoys educating and training her patients on how to exercise and improve their movement patterns to reach their long-term goals. Noreen has over 17 years of experience and specializes in general orthopedics, including post-operative, surgery prevention, work-related injuries, and sports medicine. She is passionate about getting her patients back to work and daily activities without pain. Due to her dance background, Noreen has helped hundreds of dancers and athletes return to a high level of activity. She also has a unique approach to working with infants with Torticollis and Plagiocephaly. Noreen educates parents in stretching, positioning, and postural treatments to ensure function and proper development in their children. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, she was the primary therapist to treat patients virtually through Twin Boro’s telehealth program.
Noreen implements Twin Boro’s One2FourTM Care Model by educating patients at their initial evaluation on their existing impairments and functional limitations. She creates individualized care plans to set goals and progresses their treatment weekly to attain these goals. While reduced pain, improved mobility, and improved strength are often goals, her ultimate goal is for her patient to see improved function.
Noreen is a Denville, NJ local and a certified Zumba instructor. She enjoys teaching classes at the local YMCA and running. She also loves to spend time hiking, kayaking and travelling with her husband and two children. As a family, they enjoy going to their lake house in Pennsylvania or the Jersey Shore and visiting extended family in Ireland.