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Danielle Knippenberg, PT, MPT, GCS, PRPC, WCS

Hatfield/Hilltown, PA

Danielle graduated from the University of Scranton in 2008 and began her career in Arizona working in outpatient orthopedics while also gaining a wide range of clinical experience working in pediatrics, hippotherapy and aquatic therapy as well.  Danielle and her husband, who is also a physical therapist, then performed traveling therapy for several years learning and practicing in different settings with a wide array of patient populations.  In 2014 Danielle received her Geriatric Certified Specialist degree recognizing her advanced knowledge in this area.

In 2014 Danielle also became a mom and first hand observed the lack of resources in the Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health area.  This included a lack of resources for new moms in training for caring and lifting for their newborns, proper positioning of mother and child, as well as, addressing the mother’s pain/dysfunctions pre and postpartum.    This need prompted her to continue her focus on pelvic floor rehabilitation and she received her pelvic rehabilitation practitioner certification (PRPC) in 2016 and her women’s health specialty degree (WCS) in 2017.

Danielle is the proud owner of CORE 3 Physical Therapy, LLC (CORE3PT.com) since 2015.  Her clinic has the unique opportunity to provide pelvic floor treatment in addition to treating common orthopedic conditions.  She works with a variety of patients including  women, men, and children treating symptoms such as pre and postpartum symptoms, generalized pelvic pain,  sexual dysfunction, voiding/fecal dysfunctions and incontinence.

To find out more visit Danielle on Facebook at CORE 3 Physical Therapy, send her a message via her website CORE3PT.com, or contact her directly at 267-308-5330.

Lead Clinical Therapist

Caleb Knippenberg, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, Cert. MDT

Caleb graduated from the University of Scranton in 2008 with his Master’s in physical therapy.  Since that time he has maintained a strong interest in orthopedic physical therapy.  Caleb was a high school and college athlete and performed clinical training with the San Francisco Giants.  In 2014 Caleb obtained his Orthopedic Clinical Specialty degree recognizing his advanced knowledge in the field of Orthopedics.  Caleb continued his pursuit of education obtaining his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2016.  He recently received his Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy after taking numerous courses related to mobilization and manipulation.  Caleb is our lead clinical therapist and in charge of orthopedic treatment at CORE 3 Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapist

Laura Bishop, PT, DPT, ATC, EMT, Cert MDT

Laura graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and is currently a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). As apart of the Athletic Training program, she worked with the University of Pittsburgh football team, cross county and track team, Carnegie Mellon University sports teams and at a local high school. Laura is an Emergency Medical Technician and worked for a private transport company during Physical Therapy school. Laura graduated from Temple University’s Physical Therapy program in May 2017. Her current area of interest is orthopedics and she is working towards becoming an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS). She is also interested in vestibular therapy. She studied under one of the top vestibular therapists during her time at Temple and applies what she learned here at CORE 3.

Physical Therapist

Catherine Apicella, MPT, PYT, PRPC

Catherine has over 15 years of experience in varied clinical settings, including acute care, pediatrics, aquatics, and is currently working toward completion of her training as a Professional Yoga Therapist in Medical Therapeutic Yoga through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. By truly examining her own life, including an unplanned C-section and subsequent hardfought VBAC, Catherine realized her true passion: pelvic floor health. She has since taken coursework in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace. She was also fortunate to have received mentorship in The Feldenkrais Method, which has further informed her approach to treatment. She recently moved to the area from Holly Springs, North Carolina, where she was working as a Pelvic Health PT in the University of North Carolina Health System. She lives in Pipersville with her husband and 2 boys, and enjoys practicing yoga, reading, and exploring her new surroundings in her spare time.

Physical Therapist

Rosie Moscariello, PT, DPT

Rosie graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2015. While at Maryland, she competed on the nationally ranked D1-A competitive cheerleading team where they won the NCA collegiate nationals in 2013. In 2018 Rosie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University.  During her time at school, she underwent several clinical internships that specialized in both orthopedics and chronic neurological diagnoses. She spent her last 6 months of clinicals studying at CORE 3 Physical Therapy increasing her knowledge in orthopedics and manual therapy. Her area of focus is in orthopedics and has started her journey towards continuing education courses focusing on McKenzie, Maitland and Orthopedic Specialty certifications. Her future professional goals include obtaining advanced specialty degrees of OCS, MDT, and COMT. In her free time, she is a competitive cheer and tumbling coach, training all ages and levels.  Her combined experience in physical therapy and competitive cheerleading allow her to better treat and understand sport-related conditioning and treatment.

Physical Therapist

Alex Stoner, PT, DPT

Alex graduated from Arcadia University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. While at Arcadia she played on the nationally ranked women’s soccer team and won back to back regional tournament titles in 2013 and 2014. Alex continued at Arcadia University earning her DPT in 2018. During her free time in PT school, Alex became an indoor cycling instructor and continues to lead classes in her spare time. Alex had multiple internships during her education in a wide variety of settings such as pediatrics, spinal cord injury and orthopedics with a focus in manual therapy. Through these experiences, Alex noticed the strong need for education and treatment regarding pelvic floor related issued across all population and from there decide to pursue a career in pelvic floor therapy. Alex is currently working toward PRPC and WCS specialty certifications.

Physical Therapy Assistant

David McGuane, PTA

David graduated from Villa Maria College in 2013 with an Associate of Applied Science – Physical Therapy Assistant degree and is a licensed PTA in both New York and Pennsylvania. David completed his clinical training in Buffalo, NY in hospital, out-patient, and long term care/sub-acute facilities.  Upon graduation David gained additional experience as a PTA working at a five star rated long term care/sub-acute rehabilitation facility. Since joining our team, David has also completed continuing education courses with an emphasis in orthopedics. He is trained in IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), more commonly known as the Graston technique, and recently received his Maitland certification.

Office Manager-Hatfield

Samantha Pagel

Sam graduated from Gettysburg College in 2015 with her Bachelor degree in Health Science.  While attending Gettysburg College she was a 4 year member of the Gettysburg Women’s Basketball Team where she served as a team captain and won a conference championship.  Sam is fueled by a strong interest in sports conditioning and has been managing summer basketball camps through the 76ers organization.  Before CORE 3 Physical Therapy, Sam gained experience as an exercise technician working in physical therapy outpatient facilities.  She is now the Office Manager of CORE 3 Physical Therapy managing multiple areas of the clinic.

Office Manager-East Norriton

Sara Leonard

Sara graduated from Arcadia University in May of 2016 with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  Her interest in physical therapy stemmed from her lifelong dance career.  She started dancing when she was young and continued taking classes throughout college.  During high school, Sara taught ballet to younger kids, which ultimately sparked a passion for helping people improve in the journey toward reaching their goals.  Working at CORE 3 has given her the opportunity to do that and more. Taking on the role of marketer has been enriching and she enjoys the daily challenges that marketing presents. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trying out new restaurants and hiking.

Marketing Director

Jose Gandulla

For the past ten years, business development has been the foundation of Jose’s career. As an adult learner at Penn State University, Jose first found his passion for business development in hospitality and financial services. Graduating in 2011 with a background in Movement Science, he initially applied his knowledge and expertise to the Health and Wellness industry, specifically in personal training, sales, and marketing. Shortly thereafter, Jose’s expertise was called on to lead the business development initiative of a multi-million dollar project in North Jersey. Ahead of a now common trend, the studio became a health and wellness facility providing in-house physical therapy.

Not wanting to sacrifice time away from his family, Jose decided to further his career closer to home. For the next several years his expertise grew to include information technology and healthcare, helping healthcare professionals focus on providing quality service and share the workload of business development. At CORE 3 Physical Therapy, Jose’s career comes full circle. His passion for physical therapy has never faded, and now applies his expertise to a field that is an integral part of who he is, both in personal and formal education. During his spare time, Jose enjoys  spending time with his family, working out, reading, cooking, and discovering new things.

Exercise Technician

Jessica Matthews

Jess graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biobehavioral Health. Her passion for helping others and physical health has led her to the field of Physical Therapy. She hopes to go back to school for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In addition to working at CORE3, Jess is a group fitness instructor at her local gym.



Exercise Technician

Bill Romano

Bill graduated from the University of Scranton in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. During his time at the University of Scranton he participated in many different clubs, intramurals, and other on campus activities. Bill interests vary from fitness, sports, and hanging out with friends. Bill hopes to, in the coming year, attend graduate school for either a masters degree in athletic training or exercise science. Bill’s ultimate goal is to work with a professional level sports team in either the field of athletic training or strength and conditioning.


Marketing Assistant/Exercise Technician

Rebekah Hughes

Rebekah graduated from high school in May 2018 after being home schooled her entire life. Her interest in physical therapy comes from her dance career and previously being a CORE 3 patient. Working at CORE 3 has given her the opportunity to explore a new field and help others. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, reading, and watching football.


Exercise Technician

Tyler Semchuk, CSCS

Tyler graduated from Penn State University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology: Movement Science. During his time at Penn State, he was a part of multiple intramural sports teams and extremely active in THON. Tyler is into fitness and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Tyler hopes to go to graduate school to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the upcoming year. During the time between school, he hopes to further his knowledge in physical therapy and overall health.  


Emma Pole

 Exercise Technician

Emma is in her senior year of high school at Pennridge High School, graduating in June. She is an active member of Key Club, NHS, and Student Council. She obtained her internship at Core 3 through the technical school and she plans on studying to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Misericordia University in the fall. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, volunteering, and spending time with her family.

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