Meet Our Team
DR. ALISON ANKIEWICZ, PT
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND CO-FOUNDER
Alison Ankiewicz, PT, DPT has been working with pelvic health clientele for over 18 years. Her clinical expertise has been well received and respected by clients, physicians, and healthcare professionals in her local community as well as the tri-state area.
Alison is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Section of Women’s Health. In addition to her membership, she has held the section's NJ State chair and vice chair positions for 8 years. Dr. Ankiewicz was an adjunct professor for Columbia University for 10 years. She is now a guest lecturer for Rowan University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs. Due to her love of pelvic health, she has attended several educational courses in this specific realm of physical therapy. She continues to share her knowledge and clinical expertise in order to assist others by instructing national courses on the East Coast. Locally, Dr. Ankiewicz has offered and continues to offer workshops for the community and neighboring hospitals, as well as hosting doctor of physical therapy student affiliations with a focus on pelvic health in the office.
Dr. Ankiewicz works with men, women, and adolescents dealing with bladder and bowel issues, pelvic pain, reproductive and sexual dysfunction. Her clinical skills and expertise enable her clients to lead a functional and comfortable lifestyle. More recently, she has been doing extensive research and working on case studies to support the efficacy of physical therapy for Mondor's disease found in post breast cancer clients. In addition, she has been working with radiation oncologists to prevent vaginal stenosis with gynecological cancer survivors. Alison takes great pride in her research and has a tremendous motivation when working with patients due to the personal experience of being diagnosed with Leukemia during her childhood.
Alison’s time outside of her office is well spent with her two teenagers, husband, and dogs. She enjoys running, golfing, and fishing with her family.
DR. TAMRA WROBLESKY, PT
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND CO-FOUNDER
Tamra Wroblesky, PT, DPT is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. As a Monmouth county native, Tamra first played high school tennis at Freehold Borough, and then became captain of The College of New Jersey's female tennis team, playing both singles and doubles.
Tamra is an avid mountaineer, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Pico de Orizaba, and Mount Rainier. She ran the Ocean Drive Marathon, and frequents the gym for weightlifting. As a former collegiate athlete with an active lifestyle, Dr. Wroblesky has special interests in treating the female athlete, with an emphasis on preventative protocols to limit injury. She is a USAW certified Sport Performance Coach and works closely with several weightlifters, including Katie Montague who took home 6 gold medals when Tamra accompanied her to University Nationals in spring 2017. She also works closely with Crossfit boxes and USA Weightlifting to give her "Pelvic Health for Performance" lecture and her “Supercharge your Pelvis” article can be found here on USA Weightlifting’s website. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, who awarded her the 2017 Emerging Leader award, as well as the Section of Women’s Health. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore "Phenomenal Woman under 40."
Dr. Wroblesky became interested in pelvic health physical therapy after her own medical obstacles dealing with severe pelvic and hip pain over six years. She has had several surgeries, including two hip labral tear repairs, allowing her to be mindful of the patient experience. Tamra is able to offer compassion and and a unique perspective to her patients. Prior to moving her pelvic health advocacy to the treatment room, she shared her experiences recovering from pelvic pain on her award-winning health blog “Sky-Circles.” She is a contributor to Pelvic Pain Explained, available for purchase on Amazon.
When she’s not treating patients, Tamra is probably hiking up a mountain, reading a good book, or drinking specialty coffee.
DR. JAMIE SCOMAK, PT, CLT, PRPC
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND TOMS RIVER OWNER
Jamie Scomak PT, DPT, CLT, PRPC is an Ocean County native whose passion for physical therapy began after high school lacrosse ankle injury landed her in treatment. She sought Kean University's accelerated program with Rutgers University earning her BA in biology and doctorate of physical therapy.
Jamie immediately specialized in orthopedics and pelvic health physical therapy after an inspiring student clinical rotation in Gainesville, Florida and she returned home to the Jersey Shore to develop a successful local hospital outpatient program. After building this program for eight years, she is thrilled to lead IDPT’s second office location in Toms River. She has an insatiable thirst for learning, attending over 30 continuing education courses, and is certified in lymphedema treatment and management from the Norton School and pelvic rehabilitation from the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. Jamie has experienced childhood bladder and bowel problems that followed her into adulthood sparking her initial interest in pelvic health specialty and has grown a fierce passion for the prenatal, pregnant and postpartum woman after her own fertility struggles, advocating for more research in physical therapy addressing mechanical barriers to infertility.
Jamie joins Inner Dynamics eager to be a part of and continue to grow a community of pelvic therapists to serve a population that often suffers silently and unnecessarily. She is a dance party enthusiast, novice knitter and chocoholic. Jamie unwinds with running, yoga and spending time with her family.
DR. LISA RICKER, PT
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Lisa Ricker, PT, DPT, is a long time resident of Monmouth county. After a 25-year career as an electrical and telecommunications engineer, manager and director, she returned to Rutgers University to obtain her clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. In addition to her DPT, Lisa also has a Masters of Engineering and a BS in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Lisa has special interest in treating masters athletes and is involved with CrossFit and USA Weightlifting. She is a CrossFit level 2 Trainer and a USAW certified Sports Performance Coach and LWC referee. Her involvement with these organizations is what led her to a second career in Physical Therapy.
As an athlete, Lisa witnessed first-hand the impact of pelvic floor health. Stress urinary incontinence is prevalent within the athlete population, especially among women. Understanding the sources of incontinence, methods of management, and improvement of pelvic floor health, led her to concentrate in pelvic floor and orthopedic physical therapy. She has participated in several classes and seminars on pelvic floor health, manual therapy, and orthopedics.
Lisa is active in the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA sections on Women’s Health, Orthopedics, and Sports Physical Therapy. She volunteered with Special Olympics and was significantly involved with Super storm Sandy recovery efforts.
When she is not practicing, Lisa is likely weightlifting, at CrossFit, or out and about with her children, husband, and dog. While camping and hiking were favorite past-times, they are currently on the back burner while she travels around the country for soccer games and track meets.
DR. JESSICA GOLDEN, PT
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Jessica Golden, PT, DPT graduated Rutgers University of New Brunswick, NJ with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Kinesiology and then continued her education at Rutgers University of Newark, NJ, earning her doctorate in physical therapy.
During her undergraduate experience, she was trained as a Sexual Health Advocate for the Rutgers Public Health Department. She held programs educating students and local community groups on inner and outer pelvic anatomy, sexual health practices, sexual orientation, contraception usage, and sexually transmitted diseases. She was passionate about raising awareness of sensitive, yet important, topics that could be difficult to discuss, especially towards a college audience.
Dr. Golden became active in the NJ Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association by becoming the Treasurer of the student board during the first year of her doctorate program and then Co-chair the following year. She continues to remain active in the American Physical Therapy Association by attending local meetings and national conferences.
Dr. Golden enjoys educational outreach and community service events. She was a board member for the Community Participatory Physical Therapy Clinic at Rutgers University by assisting in community outreach programs. She has participated in the NJ Snow Bowl at MetLife Stadium to benefit the Special Olympics of NJ and she loves supporting various charities by participating in 5K runs.
Jessica had urinary urgency issues at a young age that required traveling to various medical doctors for tests and procedures in order to find answers. Looking back, she wishes she found a healthcare provider that would have provided more education and therapy to learn how to control and alleviate her symptoms. Dr. Golden not only treats adult female and male pelvic health clients, but has also gone on for further training to treat the pediatric population due to her past experiences. Dr. Golden looks forward to helping her patients across the age spectrum!
When Jessica has free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with her family.
DR. NICOLE FREITAS, PT
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Nicole Freitas, PT, DPT grew up in Monmouth county and most recently became an Ocean county resident within the last year. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, where she studied Exercise Physiology with a minor in Strength and Conditioning. She went on to achieve her doctorate in physical therapy at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.
Dr. Freitas grew up a competitive gymnast, where she grew interest for physical therapy after experiencing minor injuries throughout her gymnastics career. She has always had a passion for working in the healthcare profession, however she did not know which path she wanted to pursue until she witnessed firsthand the impact a physical therapist had on her great grandmother’s health.
After being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2012 and experiencing severe pelvic pain of her own, Nicole sought many alternative treatment approaches, including pelvic PT. As a patient receiving pelvic rehabilitation, Nicole’s passion for treating individuals experiencing similar impairments to herself heightened and she decided to focus her studies on pelvic rehabilitation. Amongst the many orthopedic and pelvic diagnoses, Nicole also has an interest in treating gastrointestinal and abdominal disorders.
Dr. Freitas is an active American Physical Therapy Association member. She has volunteered with the Special Olympics of NJ and the Make-A-Wish Foundation on many occasions and remains active in her community. Her goal is to further educate the community regarding the importance of pelvic rehabilitation and to alleviate individuals’ fear that medical and surgical treatment is the only option to recovery. Nicole strives to provide exceptional care to her patients to improve their quality of life.
During her free time, Nicole loves to spend time with her family and close friends and she enjoys going to the beach.
Heather is the office manager at Inner Dynamics Physical Therapy and is responsible for the smooth operations of our facility. She has been a team member since the very beginning of IDPT, and brings over 10 years of experience in health information technology and patient relations. She is excited to do her part in getting patients back on their feet and is here to answer any questions you have about your insurance coverage.
In her spare time, Heather likes to travel to tropical locations and spend time with her husband and two dachshunds.