Action Physical Therapy | Meet The Staff
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Meet The Staff

You Deserve The Best

We make sure our employees have the qualifications and skills needed to provide you with the highest level of treatment and care. Each year, we invest in the education of our staff to ensure that they have the latest knowledge and training available. Our strong team spirit and personal attention to every person’s needs is why doctors choose us, and patients recommend us.

The Action Physical Therapy team is trained in many areas, including:

Orthopedic Manual Therapy

Balance and Fall Prevention Program

Women's Health Physical Therapy

Maitland Method/Maitland Australian Approach

McKenzie Method

Meet The Staff

Paul Berman

General Manager

Paul is the co-founder of Action Physical Therapy. He is in charge of strategic planning, overseeing the operations of the facility, managing staff, external relationships, technology, and marketing programs. Paul has extensive experience in information technology and organizational management in the health care industry. He has a BS degree in Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Alina Fish PT

Clinical Director

Alina is the co-founder of Action Physical Therapy with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in orthopaedics, manual therapy, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She has completed advanced coursework in Maitland manual physical therapy techniques for the spine and extremities along with many other manual therapy courses. She has received specialized training in the treatment of bladder dysfunction and pelvic pain issues from Herman and Wallace pelvic rehabilitation Institute. Always passionate about her work, she goes above and beyond to see her patients succeed.

Alina is in charge of community education programs, and teaching classes on various topics including women’s health and musculoskeletal issues. She is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

In her spare time Alina enjoys photography and interior design.

Erin Connelly

DPT

Erin Connelly was born and raised in Bryn Athyn, PA where she attended the Academy of the New Church Girls School. Throughout her life she participated in many athletic events such as gymnastics, dance, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and spring board diving which inspired her to further her education in the health and athletic industry. In 2011 she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise & Sport Science from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. After graduation she worked in a physical therapy outpatient clinic as a physical therapist aide and receptionist where she found her true passion in life was to become a physical therapist with a specialty in manual therapy. Manual therapy inspired her because she found that the techniques gave positive healing results to patients while offering quality and individual healthcare. In 2012 she moved to Saint Augustine, FL where she completed her degree as a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialty in manual physical therapy in 2014. Erin has now Manual Therapy Certified specializing in manual techniques for the sub-cranial/cervical spine, thoraco-lumbar spine, sacro-iliac joint, extremities, and myofascial mobilization of the entire body. Outside of work her time is well spent with fitness/athletics, running with her rescued black lab, and cooking with her husband.

Karen Fradkin

PT

Karen Fradkin has been in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years where she completed her undergraduate degree studying Kinesiology and received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University. Throughout her life, she has participated in dance, swimming, and other physical activities. On her free time, Karen enjoys hiking outdoors, spending her summers down the shore, and reading different genres of books. Karen‘s focus is geared towards sports and vestibular rehabilitation, and enjoys working with all ages. Karen is multilingual and is also fluent in Russian and Hebrew.

Olga Derbis

Receptionist

Olga had recently joined the Action Physical Therapy team, and is in charge of our front desk. She is an experienced medical receptionist, is very well organized and detail-oriented. Patients and staff love Olga for her welcoming smile, willingness to help, her patience and ability to multitask and handle competing priorities.