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Dr. Denise K. Maldonado

Dr. Denise K. Maldonado is a physical therapist with over 10 years of experience working in various clinical settings with a wide range of patient populations. She currently focuses her practice on neurological and musculoskeletal injuries, but has studied in all areas of physical therapy. 

Dr. Maldonado served two years at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital before joining Northeast Sports and Spine Medicine in 2008 where she has spent most of her career studying kinesiology and sports-related conditions. Since then she has received her Strength and Conditioning Certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS). She also has extensive knowledge and experience in orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, neurology, and vestibular complications. Her passion for the human body, exercise, and mobility pushed her towards an interest in treating pain associated with aging and trauma. She currently concentrates on post-concussion recovery and rehabilitation in addition to returning patients to normal activity in both post-operative and non-operative conditions.   

In 2002, Dr. Maldonado received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Rutgers University. She advanced her education at Seton Hall University, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006 where she earned the Clinical Skills Award.  

From a young age, Dr. Maldonado had a tremendous interest in recovery after trauma. Throughout high school and college she participated in gymnastics, dance and all-star cheerleading, which afforded her the opportunity to focus on movement and develop a strong athletic work ethic.



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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our eleven offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ, Rahway, NJ, or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.