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

Hatfield/Hilltown, PA

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.


Lead Clinical Therapist

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

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 Temple University’s Physical Therapy program in May 2017. Her current area of interest is orthopedics is an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS). She is also a certified vestibular therapist.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-C, PRPC

Catherine has over 15 years of experience in varied clinical settings, including acute care, pediatrics, aquatics. Shortly thereafter,Catherine realized her true passion: pelvic floor health. She has since completed coursework in pelvic floor rehabilitation and the Herman and Wallace certification program. 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, Cert. MDT

In 2018 Rosie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University,specializing in both orthopedics and chronic neurological diagnoses. Her area of focus is in orthopedics and is McKenzie certified.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, PRPC

Alex graduated from Arcadia University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Alex continued at Arcadia University earning her DPT in 2018. Alex’s experience in pediatrics, spinal cord injury,orthopedics, and manual therapy revealed a strong need for education and treatment regarding pelvic floor related issued across all population. From there Alex decided to pursue a career in pelvic floor therapy, earning her certification through the Herman and Wallace program.


Physical Therapist

Aaron Alderfer, DPT

Aaron graduated from West Chester University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a focus on Pre-Physical Therapy. In 2019 Aaron earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Widener University where he earned a spot in the National Honor’s Society for his time spent working in the Chester Community Physical Therapy Pro-bono Clinic practicing his skills treating a variety of musculoskeletal and neurological diagnoses. Aaron completed a 10 week clinical rotation with CORE 3 Physical therapy prior to graduation, where he expanded his knowledge in orthopedics and manual therapy. Aaron has a focus in orthopedics and has professional goals to obtain further certifications in manual therapy including the MDT, COMT, and OCS.


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 gained additional experience as a PTA working at a five star rated long term care/sub-acute rehabilitation facility. David has also completed continuing education courses with an emphasis in orthopedics. He is trained in theGraston 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. Sam is fueled by a strong interest in sports conditioning and has been managing summer basketball camps through the 76ers organization. \Sam also 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. Sara taught ballet to younger kids, which 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. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trying out new restaurants and hiking.


Marketing Director

Jose Gandulla

Sales, Marketing, and business development has been the foundation of Jose’s career. Jose first found his passion for these skills in the hospitality, and financial services industry.He then applied his expertise to the Health and Wellness industry, specifically in personal training, sales, and marketing. From health and wellness, to information technology and healthcare jose has helped professionals focus on providing quality service and share the workload of business development.


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

Kailey McLaughlin

Kailey McLaughlin is going to be in her senior year at James Madison University and studies Health Sciences. Her interest in physical therapy comes from her gym life at CrossFit Rage in Skippack and hopes to pursue working in the health field after she graduates in Spring 2020. Kailey obtained her internship in order to have exposure to the field and gain more experience for her future endeavors. Kailey’s interest includes hanging out with friends and family, movie watching, the gym, and hiking.


Marketing Assistant/Exercise Technician

Rebekah Hughes

Rebekah graduated from high school in May 2018 after being homeschooled 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 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.


Exercise Technician

Emma Pole, CSCS

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.