​20 Cook Plaza, Madison NJ



Michele graduated from Institute for Therapeutic Massage and has over 6 years of bodywork experience.  She is trained in craniosacral therapy, thai massage, qigong massage, and  pregnancy massage, and integrates traditional massage therapy with modern soft tissue release.  Michele also has advanced education in treating clients with knee and shoulder injuries.

Michelle is warm and caring, and easy to talk with about your pain or injury.


Amber Stevens

Massage Therapist, stretch therapist

Amber is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 8 years of experience in both the US and New Zealand.  As a graduate of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Amber integrates deep tissue therapy with myofascial release, trigger point release, and stretch therapy.

Amber loves to dance, explore new cultures, and have fun with her dog Kona.


SAm Parrett

aide, Fitness trainer

Sam is a strength and conditioning coach and 15 year veteran rugby player.  He is certified in nutritional coaching through Precision Nutrition and is currently studying biology.  His other athletic interests include football, track & field and swimming.

Sam will help you with your exercise program, make sure you are comfortable and have what you need, and assists with clinic maintenance.

Dr. darshan patel

physical therapist

Darshan Patel graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.  He has done clinical work at some of the country’s top hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Rehab Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  

In his free time, Dr. Patel enjoys watching sports.  As a Boston, MA native he is a “wicked” big fan of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots.  He considers himself a pizza connoisseur and loves hiking, playing basketball and traveling.


Dariana Pajuelo

Assistant Manager

When you call MOMENT, chances are you'll chat with Dariana.  With over 5 years administrative experience from a leading national organic brand, Dariana values your time and insures our customer service is delivered at the highest level.

Dariana graduated in 2017 from Institute for Therapeutic Massage. She loves her dog (Rokko), nature, camping, hiking, meditation and music. 


Becca forest


Becca is a Basking Ridge native with ridiculous smarts and supportive attitude.  She is currently studying chemistry and health science and has extensive experience in customer service, communication, problem solving.

Becca will help you with your exercise program, make sure you are comfortable and have what you need, and assists with clinic maintenance.​

Danielle cahanap

licensed PHYSICAL THERAPy assistant

With some of the strongest hands in the business, Dani is a Licensed PTA with a bachelors in exercise science from Rutgers University.  With dean’s list honors from 2010-2016, Dani is an avid student of human movement. 

She is a Strongman and Power Lifting competitor and regularly dead lifts over 325 lbs.  She loves volleyball, tennis, hiking, and hanging out with her dogs Butch and Oreo.


karen sommers


​A theatre director by trade, Karen has played a key role in the growth of MOMENT.  With a bachelors in Theatre Arts from University of Pittsburgh, Karen is a master story-teller and has helped to craft the MOMENT vision.  Karen is an avid non-fiction reader, and loves hiking, seeing theatre and visiting family and friends.

She continues to run the back-end of the business, including the finances and insurance platform.  


"Treat the symptom and you will feel better today; balance the system, and you will feel better for years to come."

dr. jared cooper

founder, lead physical therapist

Jared Cooper holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with honors from the University of Southern California; and bachelors from Cornell University.  With over 20 years of experience in rehabilitation, fitness and performance, Dr. Cooper has taught, treated, or trained literally thousands of patients and clients. 

Dr. Cooper is a Clinical Instructor for Seton Hall University and Rutgers University, and a continuing education provider for physical therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers.  He co-founded the first holistic fitness center in NYC in 2005, and created  Train For Life aimed at treating childhood obesity. 

He was an Instructor for New York City's top health clubs for over a decade.  He was featured in The Wall Street Journal, The NY Sun, and The Chicago Tribune; and ABC news anchorman Bill Ritter called his Eastern Sculpt class "the hottest exercise in the country."  

Dr. Cooper is a black belt martial arts instructor, marketing and design enthusiast, and is obsessed with engineering the best physical therapy practice in the country.

Schedule your FREE REHAB CONSULT here.

Brad sims

Fitness trainer, Nutrition COach

Brad is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  He has over 6 years of experience and focuses his training on Obstacle Fitness  and Ninja Warrior Specialist from Spartan Race, Inc..  He is also holds a certification in Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES).  He is certified as a Nutrition Coach through Precision Nutrition. 

Brad originally came on board at MOMENT as a Physical Therapy Aide over 5 years ago.  His passion for fitness started 23+ years ago with swimming, inline skating, kickboxing, rock climbing, kiteboarding, weightlifting, hiking, obstacle racing.


jack smith

massage therapist

Jack graduated from the Institute for Therapeutic Massage.  He has advanced training in massage therapy for working with clients recovering from cancer, and also specializes in prenatal massage and infant massage.