Meet The Team
Todd S. Robbins
MSPT, FAFS – Boss of Awesome, Chief Opportunities Architect
Todd loves being a physical therapist and operating the largest privately owned physical therapy practice in the Lehigh Valley: Robbins Rehabilitation. They have had a 7-year reign as the Morning Call Readers Choice “Best Physical Therapist” award and don’t intend to give up the title any time soon.
He enjoys working with challenging cases and welcomes them after nearly 20 years of experience in the field. Todd is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gary Gray Institute and is excited to help his patients recover faster with his fellowship training. Todd has also been recognized by Lehigh Valley Business Magazine winning “Top 40 Business People under 40” and “Healthcare Hero’s Best Physical Therapy Practice”.
Todd and his wife Kelly, also a physical therapist, are always busy with their two sons Pryce and Carter. When Todd is out of the office you can find him enjoying time playing with the boys, exercising, and golfing when he can. Todd was a three-sport athlete in high school and an Academic All-American on the football team at Ithaca College.
Todd loves promoting private practice medicine and educating the communities he works in. Public speaking is of particular interest to him and he gives informational talks whenever he gets the chance. His mission is to provide the very best patient experience and empower as many people struggling with pain and dysfunction as possible.
Jay de Jesus
PTA – Cyclismo Physio, Empowerment Specialist
A thinker and a tinkerer at heart, Jay has been an athlete all his life spending over a decade on the professional mountain bike racing circuit constantly refining his skills and abilities to perform. Having spent time on the table receiving physical therapy himself from various injuries, Jay knew that a career in PT administering compassionate care would be the logical way to complete the cycle of helping others in return.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Physical Therapists Assistance program, Jay uses the innate skills transcended from his family of engineers, artists, and educators combined with his experience developed in preparation for the race course of life to bolster his abilities in the clinic. Jay incorporates manual therapy techniques and a broad variety of progressive exercises in his hands-on approach to progressing his patients through to full functionality, return to sport or work, and beyond.
When not in the clinic, Jay spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors with his girlfriend Karen. Whether on two wheels, two skis, or in hiking boots, the sporting pursuit of balance and flow are in continued refinement through his passion for living life in the mountains. Jay believes he should always push himself to perform better with balance, exercise, and learning – the very thing that he promotes to his patients in the clinic. Their successes are the rewards he seeks.
PT – Physical Therapist
Kristy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training in 2002 from Alfred University in upstate New York — however, she found that she had a strong interest in rehabilitation subsequently, leading her to pursue her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She graduated in 2002 with her MPT from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY.
Upon graduation, she returned to NJ to be closer to family in Hunterdon County. She began her career in Washington, NJ where she went on to pursue credentialing in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method) to help treat the growing population of patients with spinal pain. In 2008 she became director of Physical Therapy Plus in Phillipsburg, NJ, which she left in 2012 to pursue a career with Hunterdon Medical Center. She recently joined the Robbins Rehabilitation East family bringing her closer to home in Pohatcong.
Over the course of her career, she noticed an increasing number of patients with chronic/persistent pain but felt there was a lack of consistency in care and many of these patients were having difficulty being successfully treated. She went on to study the biopsychosocial model of treatment and has studied under the NOI group (Neuro Orthopedic Institute) to focus on pain recovery. This has allowed her to reach a portion of the patient population that had previously had unsuccessful rehabilitation experiences and provide a new model of recovery.
When Kristy isn’t working as a therapist, she loves to spend time at home with her husband of 11 years and 3 young, very active boys. Growing up in Hunterdon County, she graduated from Voorhees High School where she played tennis and threw the Javelin. She was also an avid horseback rider and has a love for the outdoors and gardening. Kristy looks forward to continuing her studies in pain science and management to assist in providing new hope to individuals with persistent pain.
PT – Physical Therapist
Taylor Foster has been a physical therapist since 2022, graduating from Alvernia University in 2022. Prior to physical therapy school, Taylor attended The Pennsylvania State University receiving his B.S. in kinesiology motion science and shortly after became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Taylor has had an interest in physical health for most of his life and began weight training at 12 years old. Taylor has participated in competitive powerlifting and now trains and competes as a bodybuilder. Taylor also has a passion for personal training and uses his education as a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist to help others achieve their goals.
As a physical therapist, Taylor has a lot of experience working with athletes and gym goers and specializes in manual therapy and progressive exercise techniques. Taylor is currently taking a continuing education certification series to become certified in the manual techniques of dry needling. Outside of his life as a physical therapist, Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and two Samoyeds, exploring the Lehigh Valley, and trying out new places to eat.
PTA – Physical Therapist Assistant
Steven has been studying and practicing healing movement systems for over a decade. After running track and playing soccer growing up, Steve became immersed in yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi after a serious bout of Lyme disease at the age of 20. The dynamic movements and emphasis on breathing through discomfort provided him with a therapeutic challenge every time he practiced.
After teaching yoga and Tai Chi professionally for over 6 years in southeast PA, Steven became interested in rehabilitation after talking with various students about their injuries. While in school at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology becoming a PTA, he became certified in Thai bodywork to improve his manual therapy skills.
Steve loves to work with all ages and abilities from athletes to elderly to improve their quality of motion with a keen eye for details. In his free time, he enjoys hanging at parks and by the pool with his two daughters Mackenzie and Lucy and his wife Teresa.
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