Leading provider of sports physical therapy and physical fitness services

Our Core Team

Next Level Sports Physical Therapy is a leading provider of physical therapy and physical fitness services directed to assess and improve movement, rehabilitate area(s) of injury, and strengthen the whole body. Based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Next Level Sports Physical Therapy staff has treated the active and the general population with 15 years of clinical expertise and sports performance coaching. They understand what it takes to help you get to your next level.


Dr. Jerry Yoo, DPT, CSCS, FMS

Dr. Yoo received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. He specializes in sports rehabilitation/performance & pediatric physical therapy. He is a certified Crossfit and Endurance Coach. Other certifications include Emergency Medical Responder. Trigger Point Dry Needling, USAW and USMS L2. Dr. Yoo also has 10+ years of experience as school-based and patient home-based Early Intervention physical therapist.He enjoys competing in triathlons & obstacle course races with an emphasis on overall fitness & nutrition.

Dr. John Mendenhall, DPT

Dr. Mendenhall received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. While attending The University of Maryland Baltimore County, he competed as a Division 1 swimmer where he achieved three team championships and an individual championship. He enjoys working with students as an assistant coach of the Phoenix Aquatic Club Swim Team. He is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. His other interests include triathlon racing, circuit training, and strength conditioning.

Nicole Callaghan, ATC

Nicole is a certified athletic trainer with licensure in the state of NY & NJ. Other certifications include Kinesio Taping, ITAT, and SFMA. While attending Jacksonville University, she competed as a runner in Division I cross country and track & field. She works with students in grades 7-12 as an athletic trainer in football, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, softball, cheerleading, cross country, and track & field. She is an expert in concussion treatment & management. Her interests include running and strength & conditioning workouts.

Coach Valerie McQuade

Coach Valerie is a certified personal trainer & teacher of elementary education. She’s been an assistant coach for sports-specific training programs to improve athletic performance in tennis, basketball, and football. She has also implemented a health and fitness program for students. Her interests include competing in triathlons and obstacle course races, high-intensity workouts, and program design.

Coach Rick Fresse

Coach Rick is a certified Level 2 Crossfit and Endurance Coach. During his time in the U.S. Air Force, he was honored with recognition for his duties during operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been a part owner of a Crossfit gym with management and coaching experience. His interests include high interval intense training (HIIT), group fitness program design, and obstacle course racing.

Coach Lauren Baldyga

Coach Lauren is a certified USAW Sports Performance L1 & L2 Coach. She competes in regional Olympic weightlifting competitions and has placed in her weight class. Her other interests include crossfit workouts and obstacle course racing.

Assistant Coach Devin Anne Monahan

Coach Devin is a certified health and physical education teacher. She has served as an assistant softball coach for children grades 4-8 and as a ski instructor for children and adults. She also enjoys leading high energy spin classes at HUMC Fitness & Wellness Center. Her interests include competing in short and long distance Spartan races and half marathons.