Justin Bernardo is the clinical director at the Washington Township location. He attended Drexel University where he completed Drexel's accelerated Doctorate in Physical Therapy program in March 2015 and also obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. While at Drexel, Justin completed a clinical rotation at Strive Physical therapy and also completed rotations at the Naval Academy and AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He is currently certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and is currently pursuing his Orthopeadic Clinical Specialist Certification following completion of a Orthopeadic Residency at Jefferson University. In his free time, Justin enjoys traveling, playing soccer, golfing, and playing music.
Kelly Speers attended Penn State University for her undergraduate degree in Biobehavioral Health. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Drexel University in 2019. After obtaining her DPT, she continued at Drexel University to complete an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program. Kelly is now working towards gaining her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, or sitting on the beach! She also enjoys reading and watching college football! Her favorite part about being a physical therapist is connecting with people on an individual level, helping them recover from injury, illness, or managing persistent pain, and ultimately helping to achieve their personal goals.
Sarah Hinkle, PT, DPT
Sarah is a graduate of Stony Brook University’s Physical
Therapy Doctoral Program class of 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in
Biology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 2014, during which she
was a 4 year collegiate soccer player. Throughout her schooling and in her
professional career, Sarah has grown to love treating all ages and populations
especially pediatrics because of the creativity and imagination it requires.
She also has a passion for treating sport-related injuries, orthopedic
conditions (especially spine) and neurological conditions. Over the past two
years, Sarah has advanced her learning and undergone further continuing
education in vestibular/concussion rehabilitation. Her future goals include
continuing to advance this specialty as well as achieve her orthopedic and
pediatric certifications. First and foremost, Sarah is dedicated to
administering personal, hands on and unique care for each individual to be as
successful as possible in their treatment. Outside of the clinic, Sarah enjoys
traveling, singing, outdoor/sporting activities and hanging with
Hunter Handel PT, DPT
Hunter graduated from Baldwin Wallace
University in 2016 with a B.A in Pre-Physical Therapy and a Spanish minor. He
then attended the University of St. Augustine for the Health Sciences in Miami,
Florida where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2020. Past clinical
experience include outpatient orthopedic, skilled nursing, and sports medicine
with the Cleveland Indians in 2020. Hunter is a proud member of the Strive team
at the Washington Township location. Hunter is currently pursuing continuing education
and certifications regarding blood flow restriction training, Graston technique
for soft tissue disorders, and concussion rehabilitation. Outside of his
professional life Hunter is an avid Flyers, Indians, and Browns fan, enjoys
hiking, golf, live music, and board games.