Friendly, knowledgeable staff, here to serve you! We want to see you reach your goals, that is why we have created a team of experienced staff to help you!! In addition to an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Registered Dietitian, our entire team has a minimum Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training, Dietetic and Nutrition Studies, or Exercise Science. Many also have Personal Training Certification and are continuing education throughout their career with us.
Joe Palko, OTR/L ABDA
Joe founded Core Rehabilitation in 2008 with the goal of providing clients with sport or orthopedic injuries the best rehab program to return to their sport or activity that they love. He has treated more than 1,000 athletes, from the ages of 12 to 80. He believes there is no age limit to be able to participate safely and effectively in sports. Joe is an avid golfer and has brought his passion for golf to the therapy treatment floor by getting certified as a Functional Golf Specialist. When he isn’t on the therapy floor or in the fitness center you can find him hunting, fishing, or golfing.
Maggie Maurizio, CPT, Office Manager
Maggie graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. She is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. She was a Division II collegiate softball player prior to transferring to East Stroudsburg University, where she completed hands-on experience as an athletic training student with collegiate and high school athletes in varying sports. She has two years prior experience working as an exercise therapist in a rehabilitative office setting, and has been working with both patients and members with us for over three years. Maggie spends her time away from work playing with her children.
Gary Gifford, PT/DPT
Gary Gifford PT, DPT is a graduate of University of Scranton where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2012 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. Gary has 6 years of experience working in an inpatient rehabilitation setting where he treated patients with various orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurological, and other diagnoses. As someone who enjoys exercise and many sports, his goal is to help clients return to their prior level of function and back to doing the things they love to do. When Gary is not in the clinic, he enjoys weight training, playing sports, and playing video games with his friends.
Gretchen Fabiani, PTA & Health Coach
Gretchen is a graduate of Lackawanna College, where she has earned an associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in May and became licensed in June of 2022. She has always wanted to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry, making her a perfect fit for Core. While earning her degree, Gretchen started her journey at Core as an intern and then health coach to learn more skills and gain experience with patients. Her goals are to help her patients get back to doing the things they love pain free while promoting overall health and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys lifting weights, writing, as well as cooking and baking.
Ashley Turpack, LDN/RDN MS
Natalie Cook, Assistant Manager and Marketing Specialist
Natalie Cook is a graduate of The University of Scranton, where she earned a B.S. in Social Media Strategies with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies. In her years at The University, Natalie has ran multiple social media campaigns for non-profit organizations and school clubs. Natalie is excited to bring her new skills to Core and help promote Social Media and Marketing projects. In her time outside of Core, Natalie enjoys her time hiking trails and spending time with family and friends.