Dimitry Polyakov PT, DPT, c.MDT, FMT, NKT

The founder of Total Physical Therapy in 2002, Dimitry Polyakov PT, DPT, cMDT, FMT, NKT is an orthopedic & sports medicine trained physical therapist. He has over 26 years of clinical orthopedic experience including treatment of amateur, Olympic and professional athletes from the NCAA, NBA, NHL to the NFL and MLB. Dimitry Polyakov uses a functional biomechanical model of treatment that analyzes movement dysfunction and the compensation patterns that are created as a result. Focus is placed on the “how” and “why” of recovery so as to maintain the gains met with each session. Dr. Polyakov is internationally certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Spine. Dimitry Polyakov is also a Graston Technique Certified Practitioner which incorporates high-caliber instrument assisted deep tissue mobilization.

Dr. Polyakov received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Connecticut in 1994 where he was a member of the Men’s Div. 1 Swimming team.  He received his International Credentials in Spinal Mechanical Therapy from The McKenzie Institute International, New Zealand in 1999.  Dr. Polyakov received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 2010, his Fascial Movement Taping Certification in 2015 & his Neuro-Kinetic Therapy Level 3 Certification in 2016.

Connect with Dimitry Now! 908.268.1913 / dimitry@total-pt.com



Lauren Beasley Shanaphy MS, PT, OCS, FMT, NKT

Lauren Beasley Shanaphy brings a wealth of experience in the field of sports medicine, orthopedics and manual therapy. Lauren has over 10 years of experience treating all populations ranging from pediatrics to adults as well as professional and amateur athletes. Lauren utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment and applies a multitude of skills and methods acquired from the latest evidence-based research and coursework including Mulligan, McKenzie, Neurokinetic Therapy and Rocktape to name a few. Her treatments integrate a comprehensive biomechanical approach with injury-specific manual therapy. Lauren also emphasizes thorough patient education and promotes an active role in recovery so that her clients enjoy long term benefits of treatment.

Lauren achieved both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Scranton in 2005 where she also played varsity field hockey.  She attained her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist designation in 2013, her Certification in Fascial Movement Taping in 2015 & her Neuro-Kinetic Therapy Level 3 Certification in 2016.  She is also a contributing writer to the popular on-line sports and fitness publication Breaking Muscle.

Connect with Lauren Now! 908.868.8935 / lauren@total-pt.com