About Us

Our Story

TruMotion Physical Therapy was founded during a challenging period of fluctuation for healthcare professionals. For a time, emphasis was emphatically placed on volume over quality, shifting the focus away from patients as individuals and instead focusing on patients as a condition. 

At TruMotion, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition. This approach involves identifying and addressing the root cause of the condition rather than just the symptoms. We’re here to provide our patients with the tools needed to make a full and lasting recovery that may include:

Our Approach


We identify the underlying cause of your condition, not just the symptoms. By doing this, we’re able to effectively preserve and begin to Repair the injured and painful tissues. 

“You need to put the fire out before you can Restore the house.”


Treatment will address your specific areas of impairment such as; joint mobility, weakness, tightness, etc. This will Restore your ability to start the Return to normal activities without symptoms.


Through our individualized care model, you’ll be given the tools you need to Return to your pain-free lifestyle and stay that way.

State-Of-The-Art Facility and Equipment

TruMotion is proud of the state-of-the-art equipment, tools, and services we offer our patients. From advanced technology to innovative treatments, our team of professionals is ready and willing to help you reach your goals with our cutting-edge approach.

Meet The Team

Rest assured, your health and well-being is our #1 priority. Meet our team of medical professionals to learn more.


Owner/Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Erik is a native of NY state and after attending undergraduate and graduate school in PA, he met his wife and settled in NJ.

He has enjoyed a 10 year career in outpatient physical therapy. During this time, he has had the privilege to devote his focus on patient care, specialization, and mentoring and teaching other physical therapists.

He is the only practicing Fellow in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy in Monmouth county and one of only 30 fellows in NJ.

Dr. Erik has been recognized as a NJ Top Doc in Physical Therapy since 2016.

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Saint Francis University
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist
Functional Nutrition Practitioner
Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Tara Connelly PT, DPT, LSVT BIG

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sacred Heart University

Dr. Tara attended Sacred Heart University in Connecticut for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. While attending Sacred Heart, she competed year-round as a Division 1 Cross-Country and Track Athlete. Dr. Tara utilizes her personal experience as an athlete to connect with her patient’s on an empathetic level. She enjoys the various populations associated with outpatient orthopedics and emphasizes the importance of individualized quality of care. She was born and raised in Holmdel, NJ and in her free time she enjoys runs along the beaches of the Jersey Shore.

LSVT BIG Certified

Dr. Jacquie Kelly Gallelo PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy, UMDNJ/Rutgers University

Dr. Jacquie attended Southern Connecticut State University for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, Human Performance. She competed as a collegiate athlete in gymnastics during her 4 years at SCSU. She became interested in Physical Therapy during her own personal experience with sports injuries and went on to pursue her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at UMDNJ/Rutgers University.
Dr. Jacquie worked in outpatient orthopedics for 11 years, treating patients of all ages with various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. She is now excited to work as a mobile outpatient physical therapist and be able to provide individualized care to each patient in the comfort of their own homes. She is passionate about providing quality care to her patients to help them achieve their goals and be able to return to their prior level of function.

Dr. Jacquie grew up in Ocean Township and still lives in Monmouth County, NJ with her family. She enjoys spending time with her two young boys going on bike rides, playing at the beach, and traveling.

Doctor of Physical Therapy, UMDNJ/Rutgers University

Karam Alkhalil

Personal Training Instructor

Karam has 15+ years of experience in the Athletic Performance and Training field. His experience includes:·

•Personal Training Instructor

•Small Group Fitness Instructor

•Neufit Certified

•Proteus Certified

•Competitive Boxer

•Collegiate Athlete

Karam specializes in Athletic Training, Strength Training, and Boxing. Through personalized fitness regimens, Karam works to help each individual achieve their fitness goals and improve their strength and performance. He believes that anyone can achieve a healthier lifestyle through personalized fitness and training

Neufit Certified
Proteus Certified

Swaroopa Gadgil

Yoga Teacher.

Swaroopa is a Physical Therapist and a Yoga Teacher with a practice experience of over 24 years in both the fields of healing sciences.

Having lived on the Jersey shore for over 21 years, she has taught Yoga to people of all ages and abilities from school children to seniors.  She has served people in our community, in their homes as a visiting Physical Therapist for many years.

She completed a 1-year Certification and Teacher’s Diploma in Yoga Education from an esteemed institute in India that has imparted the knowledge and ancient wisdom in classical Yoga for over 50 years.

As a Yoga Teacher and a Physical Therapist, Swaroopa has organically blended both the streams that award the students, the best of both the worlds.

Swaroopa has the ability to modify and customize the physical practice for the individual practicing Yoga.

Teacher’s Diploma in Yoga Education.
Registered Yoga Teacher.

Our Covid-19 Guidelines

All Patients MUST wear a mask upon entry to the building

If you do not have one, one will be provided

All patients are screened per CDC recommendations with temperatures
taken upon entry

We ask that all patients either wash their hands or use provided hand
sanitizer upon entrance to the clinic

Routine sanitizing is performed on all clinic furniture and equipment

Professional sanitizing performed 3 times per week

Social distancing is observed and maintained through spacing of
equipment and treatment tables

Telehealth is available to some or all of your treatments