Triston S. Glynos, PT, DPT, OCS

Triston S. Glynos, PT, DPT, OCS
Owner/Director/Physical Therapist
Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
Certified ORS Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Provider

Triston graduated from the accelerated physical therapy program at Boston University’s Sargent College with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. In 2016, after 15 years in clinical practice, Dr. Glynos returned to school and completed his Doctoral education at the EIM Institute for Health Professions, where he received an award for outstanding student contributions.

Triston has focused his career primarily on outpatient orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, yet broadened his expertise by working in the acute and home-care settings. He founded Joint Motion, LLC, in 2006 and opened his doors to the public in February 2007. In 2008, Triston earned his board certification as a Specialist in Orthopedics from the state of NJ and the American Physical Therapy Association.

With less than 2% of the state’s physical therapists obtaining this certification, Triston joins an elite group of clinicians distinguished by their exceptional knowledge and experience treating patients with orthopedic conditions. Obtaining this additional certification demonstrates Triston’s commitment to helping his patients best resolve their physical limitations using the most current medical information and techniques available. Triston is a former high school wrestler, football player and collegiate Rugby player and currently coaches at the youth level with the Watchung Hills Wrestling Association. His knowledge, passion and expertise with these athletes allow him to better individualize his rehabilitation programs and provide injured athletes a better preparedness for return to the rigors of these physical sports.

In his spacious Scotch Plains practice, Triston uses advanced manual therapeutic techniques, a scientifically based therapeutic exercise approach, and his caring personality to provide treatments for most musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He is a long-time member of the American Physical Therapy Association and also contributes to the local community by providing informative lectures on numerous topics, such as Fall Prevention, Sports Injury Prevention, Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis treatment, and Low Back Pain. Triston is native to the area being born in North Plainfield and raised in Berkeley Heights. He lives locally with his wife, Tara, and their three children.

Marc Helders, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, TPI Certified

Marc Helders, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, TPS, Cert DN, MBA, CCIP Level I
Physical Therapy Manager
Certified McKenzie Method Practitioner (MDT)
ORS Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Provider
Dry Needling Provider (Cert DN) & Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS)
TPI certified Level 2
OnBase Certified Level I

Dr. Marc Helders joined the Joint Motion PT staff in May of 2010. He is an expertly-trained, licensed physical therapist who treats patients with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and chronic pain conditions. With over two decades of experience Marc has experience working with kids and adults alike. Dr. Helders received his Master’s of Physical Therapy from Stockton University in 2001 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2015. In 2013, Dr. Helders also obtained a certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. This elite certification obtained from the McKenzie Institute confirms that a physical therapist is proficient in assessing and treating the spine and extremity joints using the MDT method.

Additionally, Dr. Helders has received training through Maitland-Australian Approach, the Mulligan Concept, as well as the Institute of Physical Art. In 2022, Marc successfully completed his certification in dry needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. He is continuing his dry needling education through Evidence in Motion. Dr. Helders is also our resident Golf rehab expert. He is a certified Level 2 Titleist professional, accredited by the distinguished Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and completed the “Back to Golf” and the “Functional GolfLinks” programs. All three programs are widely regarded nationally and are designed to improve golfer’s strength, conditioning and performance. Marc is certified to assess and treat the biomechanics of both baseball pitchers and hitters through OnBase University. He is eager to apply the principles of physical therapy to the biomechanics of baseball.

Marc is also invested in treating patients with chronic pain. He realizes there are many facets to an individual pain experience. For this reason, Marc completed his certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) in 2022. Dr. Helders is also an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Joint Motion. He enjoys instructing, empowering, training and forging graduate physical therapy practitioners using the expertise of the clinic. Marc lives locally with his wife and enjoys golfing weekly with friends and family.

John Beskal, PT, DPT, MTC

Radha Patel, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
PT Aide Supervisor
Certified ORS Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Provider

Dr. Radha Patel joined the Joint Motion Physical Therapy staff in January of 2022. She is an experienced and licensed physical therapist who received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Vermont in 2019. Radha is passionate about meeting the needs of the patient through an emphasis on creating a personalized therapeutic exercise program and utilizing manual therapy geared towards myofascial release and joint mobilizations. During her schooling, Radha was able to travel to New Zealand to improve her joint mobilization techniques by learning from skilled professors at the University of Auckland. Radha continuously works on advancing her skills with continuing education courses and peer to peer interaction. She is a certified ORS Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Provider and is determined to continue advancing her skill set. Her next goal is to obtain her certifications in Lymphedema (CLT) and Manual Therapy (MTC). Radha’s experience and caring personality help her to connect, work with her patients and better help them reach their maximum abilities.

Cristina Cacoilo, PT, DPT

Cristina Cacoilo, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist
Certified ORS Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Provider

Dr. Cristina Cacoilo joined the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Team in September of 2022. She graduated from the University of Scranton with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Cristina has a passion for both Orthopedics and Pediatrics and has experience working with patients of all ages ranging from toddlers to adolescents to geriatric individuals. As a former gymnast for several years, Cristina has knowledge to facilitate rehabilitation for not only gymnasts and female athletes but athletes of all sports and ages. Throughout her time in Scranton, Cristina worked as a strength and conditioning trainer for the University’s Division III athletic teams, where she was responsible for creating exercise programs and instructing proper lifting techniques for each athlete in order to further excel in their competitive sport and prevent injury. This influenced her drive to study for and soon become a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist). This experience has given her extensive practice to individualize patient programs tailored to specific goals, which is an essential component of physical therapy. She is Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Therapy through Owens Recovery Science. She also has been trained in Myofascial Decompression techniques and incorporates cupping into her manual therapy treatments, which has been proven to restore blood flow, mobility, decrease tissue tension and improve patient outcomes. She truly loves that due to her profession, she is able to spend her days getting patients stronger, healthier and leading happier lives. Cristina is a firm believer that movement is medicine and puts it into practice every day by living an active, plentiful lifestyle.

Administrative Staff

Lisa Obiedzinski
Manager, Patient Services

Barbara BJ Jackson
Patient Services Coordinator

Olivia Shukis
Patient Services Coordinator