Meet the Team

Each team member aims to provide you with individualized treatments that allow you to meet your healing goals.


Dr. Michelle Tawil (DPT, MSPT)

Dr. Michelle Tawil, DPT, MSPT is the founder and president of Tawil Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. She has a strong educational background in anatomy and human function as her undergraduate degree is in Biology. She received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) and subsequently earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from her alma mater in 2004. Her education and clinical experience have allowed her to excel in the profession she loves. She has successfully treated thousands of patients with musculoskeletal conditions and prides herself in getting her patients feeling better and better educated about injury prevention. A life-long learner, Dr. Tawil continues to participate in continuing education courses and is trained in the following philosophies/treatment paradigms: McKenzie, Mulligan, Maitland, McConnell taping, Kinesiotaping, Myofascial Release, and Laser remodeling, just to name a few. She also enjoys teaching/instructing young adults who aspire to become Physical Therapists by being involved in work-study programs with the area high schools. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, and reading.

Clinical Director

Matthew Moreno (PTA)

Matthew Moreno has been a treating therapist at Tawil Physical Therapy and Sports Performance since 2020 and became Clinical Director in January 2021. Matthew graduated from Union County College in 2017 and obtained his PTA license in the state of New Jersey soon after. Currently, he is working towards a Masters in Education to pursue teaching in a physical therapy program. Matthew prides himself on providing top-notch, quality care, with a passion that can only be experienced. He is certified in Blood Flow Restriction training, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and utilizes techniques from myofascial decompression to neuromuscular facilitation to help patients recover. Matthew is a strong manual therapist that believes patient education is the best way to empower each individual to take an active part in their own rehabilitation. In his free time, he enjoys cooking delicious meals, playing with his dog Jäger, and hanging out in New York City, his favorite place.

Director of Marketing

Yudenia Mesa-Dominguez (MBA)

Yudenia is the Director of Business Development for Tawil Physical Therapy. She attended grammar school at Harry L. Bain and high school at Memorial Highschool in West New York, NJ. She has a strong marketing background in healthcare dating back 18 years. In 2014 She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ and subsequently graduating Magna Cum Laude from the MBA program in 2019 from her alma mater. She has cultivated relationships with patients and the referring community that she treasures and respects. She values great patient care and exceptional customer service. She Is hard working, dedicated, and focused. Her commitment to continuing educating has helped her excel in her field. Yudenia is an avid reader, reading one book a week, and enjoys hiking and spinning in her spare time. Yudenia started her career with Tawil PT in 2017.

Front Desk Receptionist

Evelyn Vergara

Evelyn Vergara has been our lead front desk agent since November 2020. Evelyn is known for her pleasant smile, kindness in interacting with patients, and strong sense of style. Evelyn is on a path to complete her degree in Health Care Administration as she continues to provide clerical support for our office. Clerical responsibilities include but are limited to aiding in patient intake, communicating with insurance companies to verifying patient benefits, and ensuring patients are scheduled each week for their sessions. She enjoys traveling, fashion, food, and has a passion for health care that is displayed in the personal attention she provides to our patients each and every day.



Sharla is a licensed NJ and NY Massage Therapist, graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2015. She is currently in the process of getting her bachelor degree in Health and Science. Her specialties including sports massage, Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal, and trigger point. Sharla joins Tawil Physical therapy coming from 10 years of experience with physical therapy clinics. She will be helping assist Evelyn with most clerical duties. When she’s not working you can find her in the kitchen or at her nearby yoga studio.

Meet More of Our Team

Call (201) 877-5166 today and schedule a free consultation to meet the team.

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