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Danielle Knippenberg, Cert. MDT, 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, LSVT BIG, OCS, Cert MDT, Cert. in Vestibular Therapy

Laura graduated from Temple University’s Physical Therapy program in May 2017. Her current area of interest is orthopedics and she is an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS). Laura 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, 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

Shannon O’Brien, PT, DPT
Shannon graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Neumann University in 2019. She has past experience treating Neurologic patients across all spectrums with a special interest in stroke rehabilitation, but recently joined Core 3 as their newest pelvic floor therapist and is working toward her PRPC (Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification). Her passion in PT is patient education, and functional interventions to help people reach their most meaningful goals.

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, PT, 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 Therapist

Charles Baldi, PT, DPT

Charles first began his undergraduate studies at Cairn University where he received a one-year Bible and Israel Certificate in 2011. After receiving his Kinesiology degree from Temple University in 2014, Charles worked as a medical assistant at Precision Pain Management Center under a physiatrist and chiropractor where he developed and implemented an exercise therapy program to add to their practice in his first year. At Core 3 Physical Therapy Charles is furthering his knowledge of orthopedics by pursuing an advanced certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosing and Therapy following which he plans to pursue an Orthopedic Specialist Certification and Manual Therapy Certification. In his free time Charles loves spending time with his family and continues to act as a substitute gymnastics coach at Spirit Gymnastics.


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 Plageman

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.


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

Clay Koniencki
Clay graduated from Monmouth University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Studies. At Monmouth, Clay was a member of the University’s baseball team. His passion for physical therapy comes from his passion in helping others and his athletic career. Clay plans on getting his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Monmouth University starting in the summer of 2020. During the time before school, Clay hopes to learn more about overall health and wellness.
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Exercise Technician

Christine Campbell
Christine graduated from Temple University with a degree in Marketing. Her interest in physical therapy comes from her figure skating career. Christine has been a figure skating coach for over 6 years. Working at CORE 3 has given her the opportunity explore a new field and expand her knowledge of the human body.

Exercise Technician

Anisa Madani
Anis currently attends Temple University majoring in Health Professions: Physical Therapy and minoring in French. Her interest in Physical Therapy stems from her love of learning about the human body and helping others. Anisa also volunteers at Thomas Jefferson Hospital at the PACU department which has helped her expand her knowledge about her career. After graduation, Anisa plans on continuing her education in professional school and obtaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Anisa began at CORE 3 Physical Therapy shadowing other therapists. She wanted to be more involved in helping patients and is happy to be a part of the team.