Nicole Stodolak was first exposed to physical therapy when she was diagnosed with scoliosis, but she fell in love with the profession when she took an anatomy course in college and also saw first hand how much it helped her cousin recover after surgery. She became fascinated with how the body works and how physical therapy can help heal it. Her passion for anatomy led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Kean University in 2009. She went on to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UMDNJ in 2011, where she was a member of the Lambda Alpha Sigma National Honor Society.
After graduating, Nicole began her career as a Staff Physical Therapist. In that role, she set goals and guidelines for patients to successfully return home and provided comprehensive training to nurses, medical professionals, and family members on PT techniques. She went on to become a Clinical Director in 2012. Over the past nine years as a Clinical Director, she has developed exceptional customer service skills. She accommodates each patient with a unique clinical examination to diagnose, plan and facilitate a treatment program with advanced manual therapy techniques. Since becoming a physical therapist, Nicole has taken continuing education courses to become a certified orthopedic manual therapist. She has also completed courses in Vestibular Rehab, Myofascial Release, and Pain Science. Nicole joined Twin Boro, from Prostaff Physical Therapy in 2021.
She enjoys educating her patients and creating individualized treatment plans, so patients can participate in their at-home care and reach their goals sooner. Nicole specializes in torticollis and walking on toes in infants, TMJ, vestibular, and scoliosis. The most rewarding part of being a physical therapist for Nicole is to hear how treatment has led a patient to see improvements in daily activities or sports.
When treating patients or managing other therapists, Nicole implements Twin Boro’s One2FourTM Care Model to determine the “right level of health care” for each individual. She strives to ensure patients understand their injury or diagnosis and treatment plan so they can reach their long term goals and participate in their recovery.
Nicole is a Union, NJ native. In high school, she played softball and field hockey. She has a love for adventure and the outdoors. In her spare time, you might find her boating, lifting weights, running, skiing out west, or spending time with her family and friends. Nicole completed the Treasure Island Sprint Triathlon in 2019 and actively participates in many local 5ks. She loves to travel. Her most notable destinations have been Alaska and Italy, where she swears by the gelato.