THE MATRIX TEAM
Debra Liebowitz Mason, PT, DPT - Owner, Clinical Director
Erin S. Fogarty, PT - Physical Therapist
Kristine Nylund, PT - Physical Therapist
Amy McGee - Patient Services Manager
Debra Liebowitz Mason, PT, DPT
Owner, Clinical Director
Debra opened Matrix Physical Therapy, LLC in October of 2005 after spending several years working in outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Before founding Matrix Physical Therapy, she worked most recently as a supervisory Physical Therapist with Recovery Physical Therapy in New York City.
Along with her outpatient experience, she has extensive experience working in an acute care setting, most recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA where she treated post-operative vascular, cardiac and orthopedic patients; pulmonary (chest PT), oncology (cancer), and pre and postpartum patients. Additionally, Debra has extensive training in the development of progressive treatment methodology for various neural, muscular and articular conditions.
Debra holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Kinesiology from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She is a member in good standing of the Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, Neurology and Private Practice sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Erin S. Fogarty, PT
Erin joined Matrix Physical Therapy, LLC in May of 2008 and brings with her more than 15 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist. Prior to joining Matrix Physical Therapy, she had held positions of increasing responsibility with several New York area treatment facilities including the prestigious Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, NY.
After relocating to New Jersey with her family, Erin entered private practice and began focusing on orthopedic and sports injury clients. A big believer in direct contact treatment, Erin specializes in manual therapy and has advanced manual skills in McKenzie, Mulligan and Strain/Counter-strain techniques. Additionally, Erin has completed more than 30 specialized courses in pre and postoperative treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions.
Erin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and is a proud member of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Kristine Nylund, PT
Kris joined the team at Matrix Physical Therapy in September, 2008 bringing with her more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Matrix, Kris has worked in outpatient clinical settings as well as holding supervisory positions at Helen Hayes Hospital in Haverstraw, NY and Glendale Adventist Medical Center just outside of Los Angeles, CA.
She possesses advanced knowledge and training in the field of geriatric physical therapy with a core focus on orthopedic injury rehabilitation and balance and gait disorders. A vigilant advocate of healthy aging, she has also frequently held healthy living workshops and seminars at local area senior centers.
Kris holds a Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and is a long standing member of the Orthopedic and Geriatric sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Patient Services Manager
Amy joined Matrix Physical Therapy, LLC in December of 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of a patient's non-treatment experience at Matrix. Amy began her professional career with Recovery Physical Therapy in New York City working as a Patient Coordinator in 2004.
After several years at Recovery, Amy felt it was time to branch out and explore opportunities in another industry. She worked for a short time as a Recruiter for a well respected IT staffing firm in New York City but found that she truly enjoyed the PT field. After reconnecting with Debra from her time at Recovery, Amy accepted an offer to join the Matrix Physical Therapy team.
Amy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.