Your Team

Meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff! We want to see you reach your goals, which is why we have created a team of experienced professionals to help you on your way. In addition to an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Registered Dietitian, our entire team has (at a minimum) a Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training, Dietetic and Nutrition Studies, or Exercise Science.  Many also have Personal Training Certifications and are continuing education throughout their career with us.

Joe Palko, OTR/L ABDA

Joseph D Palko OTR/L, ADBA is a graduate of Misericordia University, where he earned his B.S. in Occupational Therapy. He has over 25 yrs experience working with orthopedic, neurological, traumatic brain injury and industrial injuries. Joe is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Board Certified by the National Certification Board of Occupational Therapy, a Senior Advocate for the American Board of Disability Analysts, and holds 8 additional certifications to promote health and wellness with specific injuries and disabilities.
 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 five years.  Maggie spends her time away from work with her family

Melissa Soco, Personal Trainer

Melissa has always had a sporty and adventurous spirit. She was involved in ballet, hip hop, volleyball, tennis and cheerleadering throughout her high school years. After high school, she enlisted in the army where she got her first taste of physical training. She was a squad leader which led her to realize her love for helping others. After the military, she was diagnosed with PTSD. She started studying the art of yoga and meditation as a form of therapy and ultimately found her true calling. Combining her fitness routine with mind, body and soul has helped to transform her not only physically but mentally as well. It is her goal to pass along as much knowledge to as many people as she can reach. Melissa is a certified ELITE Trainer through International Sports Science Association. 

Melissa like to spend time with her kids in her down time. They enjoy road trips, hiking, camping and trying new things. 

Ashley Turpack, MS, RDN, LDN

Ashley is a graduate of Marywood University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and her Masters of Science in Nutrition Science.  She then went on to complete her Dietetic Internship with Mississippi Gulf Coast. As a Registered Dietitian, she has experience with the medical nutrition management of various disease states and health conditions. Additionally, she has experience with sports performance nutrition coaching, meal planning, food security, sustainability, and nutrition advocacy.  She focuses on nutrition that enhances each aspect of her clients wellbeing. She practices with a mentality of providing sustainable and healthy changes for her clients so they are able to reach and maintain their goals. Ashley is an avid golfer and enjoys spending much of her free time outdoors. She is passionate about pursuing wellness from many angles and hopes to improve the health of others with her endeavors.