Bella Kavalerchik is the founder of Bella Physical Therapy and a practitioner with more than 15 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Hunter College Physical Therapy Program in 1998. Bella has an extensive clinical experience treating various Orthopedic & Sports, Neurological and cardiopulmonary diagnoses, as well as many other musculoskeletal disorders with manual therapy and specific exercise protocols.
Being a Physical Therapist has always been Bella’s passion and pride. Bella’s long-standing dream was to work in a Physical Therapy place where each client would feel welcomed and safe while receiving undivided attention from a caring and knowledgeable professional during each treatment session.
In 2006 Bella’s dream came true. She started her own practice, Bella Physical Therapy, P.C., a professional corporation that continues to grow and thrive in Fair Lawn, NJ. As a practice owner, Bella continued to provide Orthopedic & Sports, cardiopulmonary, Chronic Pain and Neurological Rehab for her clients. Realizing the needs of a local community, Bella also established some unique physical therapy specialties, such as TMJ, Headache and Tinnitus treatment, as well as Vestibular Rehab. Bella’s latest passion is Women’s and Men’s Health and Pediatric Pelvic Floor management.
Over the years, Bella has built a team of specialized clinicians who share Bella’s philosophy to provide innovative care in all areas of physical therapy.
In order to stay current in the newest research and treatment methods, Bella has been attending numerous continuing education courses, seminars, and professional gatherings all throughout her carrier.
In addition, Bella Physical Therapy has been hosting different professional continuing education courses and seminars which bring to us Physical Therapists from all over the country and around the world.
Bella is an active member of many professional organizations including: Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), Pudendal Hope, Vestibular Disorders Association, American Academy of Orofacial Pain, International Headache Society, American Headache and Migraine Association, American Tinnitus Association, American Academy of Pain Management, and many others.
Bella speaks English and Russian.
In her free time, Bella loves spending time with her family and friends, camping, going to the theater, and other social events.
I am truly blessed to have a team of very caring, knowledgeable, and hard-working people, from the front desk to physical therapists, who helped us build our reputation in the community. We deliver the skill our patients need, and we all care - these qualities ensure optimal treatment outcomes.
Marvin P. Galarosa graduated from DeLaSalle University’s Physical Therapy Program in 2000.
Marvin earned two professional certifications:
Marvin speaks English and Tagalog.
In his free time Marvin enjoys golfing, bike riding, and spending time with his family.
What I like about Bella Physical Therapy is that it is more of a community private practice. It is more personal because we schedule one hour per visit. In the process, we get to know the patient and have more time for problem solving, so we can come up with and execute a personalized plan for each patient.
Nina Evangelista earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with honors from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 2006. Before entering PT school, Nina graduated Magna cum Laude from the College of Mount Saint Vincent with a B.S. degree in Allied Health Studies and a B.A. in Psychology in 2000. Nina has earned awards for excellence in Clinical Performance and Research from UMDNJ.
Dr. Evangelista earned professional certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emery University School of Medicine.
Nina’s clinical expertise includes a wide variety of Orthopedic & Sports, Vestibular, Chronic Pain, Headaches, and Neurological conditions throughout the lifespan - from childhood to adulthood. Her unique skills and passion for Pediatric Physical Therapy have helped us develop an entirely new pediatric department.
Dr. Evangelista is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).
During her free time, Nina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, exercising, and traveling.
Here at Bella Physical Therapy, I am able to spend more time with patients, helping them back to complete health and wellness. What’s more, everyone is encouraged to take continuing education courses and focus on advanced therapeutic techniques to stay current and updated on the latest advances in our field.
Dr. Eliza Etter, PT, DPT, CLT graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine after earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia where she doubled majored in Biology and Psychology. She continued her professional training after graduation to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Dr. Etter is also a nationally and state certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Dr. Etter’s current practice includes treatment of pelvic health, pediatrics, lymphedema, neurologic conditions, sports related injuries and general orthopedics. She is a member of the New Jersey Chapter and Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Etter strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for all patients. She feels passionately about helping each patient achieve the best possible quality of life.
In her free time Dr. Etter enjoys being with family and friends, hiking, swimming, water skiing and paddle boarding.
It is great to work at Bella Physical Therapy, where I can devote an hour long one-on-one session to each patient. It provides an optimal environment to thoroughly assess and treat each patient. The length of the sessions enable me to get to know my patients better, further aiding in a comprehensive and individualized plan of care. I also appreciate working in an environment where continuing education is valued, and the therapists are constantly learning from each other, helping me to stay current on new research and treatment techniques.
Dr. Monica LoConti, PT, DPT completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)- Program in Physical Therapy after earning her Bachelor’s degree from New York University. Monica’s passion for Physical Therapy extends beyond the clinic, earning awards for Excellence in Teaching and Service Work from Columbia University. She has continued to teach Physical Therapy and Service Learning at CUMC.
Monica is a former Contributing Editor for Fitness Magazine, a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor as well as a Reiki Master. Dr. LoContispecializes in Pelvic Floor treatment for Men’s Health and Women’s Health. She also treats Orthopedic & Sports, Neurological Conditions and Pediatric Physical Therapy. Monica’s special skills have helped to establish the Pediatric Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Program at Bella Physical Therapy.
Dr. LoConti is an active member of the fundraising committee of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS), the Women’s Health and Pediatric sections of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS).
Monica enjoys spending her free time with her family and pets as well as practicing Yoga, going to the Opera, catching a METS game, and traveling.
Here at Bella Physical Therapy, a full hour gives me plenty of time to truly listen to my patients’ concerns and then develop plan with them to suit their individual needs. In addition, therapists here are encouraged to participate in continuing education courses. We then provide inservices to our colleagues so that we are aware of the current research and most beneficial techniques available for our patients.
Millana Sarnov graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. Millana has nearly 10 years of professional administrative experience in medical offices, supervising office staff and maintaining a productive and professional work environment.
Millana is a vital part of Bella Physical Therapy. Her passionate and energetic personality and excellent problem solving abilities help to integrate our clinicians and supporting personnel into one team and serve as a unique engine providing a smooth and efficient operation of the entire practice.
In her spare time, Millana is a mother to two wonderful boys, loves reading, theater, and traveling.
I truly enjoy working at Bella Physical Therapy. All our Physical Therapists are motivated and persistent in getting ideal results with each and every patient. Every member of our team excels in what he or she does. I am really proud to be a part of this crew.