Meet Our Experts

Meet our experienced pelvic floor and lower back treatment team, with 20+ years of experience.

Zarina Vitebsky (she/her/hers)

Owner & Lead Therapist - DPT, MSPT, PRPC, TPS, LPF, DN

Zarina, owner of Pelvic Health NJ, received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Purdue University, and received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University. Her clinical studies include training at St. Augustine University as an Orthopedic Spine Specialist, the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification, all three level certified in Low Pressure Fitness (LPF), and currently working on the Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification. Outside of her clinical studies, Zarina has completed Visceral Mobilization (VM) training and CranioSacral Therapy (CST) training from The Barral Institute, along with extensive training in Arvigo Abdominal Massage Therapy, Mastery Certification in Manual Therapy (MCMT), and a certification in Jessica Drummond's Functional Nutrition for Rehabilitation Professionals for Pelvic Pain (FNRP) at the Integrative Women's Health Institute. A strong advocate of female, male and pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, she is one of only two physical therapists in the US who have been trained by Dr. David Wise, author of Headache in the Pelvis, to carry out his specific pelvic floor pain protocol. Zarina is constantly expanding her techniques on how to further treat complex pelvic floor conditions such as gender reassignment surgery and chronic varieties of pain such as CRPS. Zarina is a continual guest lecturer at Kean University, and has lectured at the Herman & Wallace Institute and at physician rounds in the Morristown and Overlook Hospitals. Within the local mom community, Zarina has also developed a very strong reputation for treating DRA and pelvic floor dysfunction associated with prenatal & postpartum conditions. She uses a “whole trunk” method in treating diastasis recti (DRA) which has led to a high success rate within her patients. When not treating patients and taking new courses, she is an active contributor to The Echenberg Institute for Pelvic & Sexual Pain by Dr. Robert J. Echenberg. She continues to mentor with Dr. Robert J. Echenberg and Dr. Kenneth Peters, learning from two of the most prolific minds in the pelvic floor world to further her knowledge in PF dysfunction. She is currently working on publishing a manual that will address different kinds of chronic pain and different way to address them through physical therapy, as well as developing an abdominal brace to help postpartum mothers recover faster.

Dr. Christine Martirez (she/her/hers)

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist - PT, DPT

Dr. Christine Martirez earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. Dr. Christine’s background in competitive powerlifting is what piqued her interest in anatomy and physiology, and ultimately lead her to pursuing a career in physical rehabilitation. She merges her background in orthopedics with her pelvic floor knowledge to assist her patients in overcoming challenges related to pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and many other pelvic floor dysfunctions. She has completed the Herman and Wallace Level 1 and 2A courses and is soon to complete her Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise Specialist course. Dr. Christine has a passion for returning her patients to the activities they love through manual therapy techniques, individualized exercise programs, meaningful connections, and personalized patient goals.

Shannon Strauch (she/her/hers)

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA, STMT-1

Shannon has been a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating from the Essex County College PTA program in 2016, following obtaining her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her interest in movement and healing began at a young age after being involved in dance classes and with the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. Shannon has extensive experience in orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, post-operative rehab, and sports injuries of all ages. She has received her certificate of completion for the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor 1, 2a, and Male Pelvic Floor courses. She looks forward to pursuing more knowledge in order to provide well-rounded, evidence based treatments for those suffering from urinary incontinence, female and male pelvic floor dysfunctions, and pre- and postpartum health. Shannon is also on her way to being certified as a Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise Specialist (PCES).

Cheryl Jones (she/her/hers)

Office Manager - BA, MA

Cheryl Jones obtained her bachelor's degree in Medical Administration and her master’s degree in Public Health at Monroe College in the Bronx, NY. Her specialties include insurance verification, processing medical records, and planning office events. She is a Spanish speaker and a mother of two boys.

Yovana Zavala (she/her/hers)

Medical Biller

Yovana is a highly experienced and trained professional in medical coding and billing. She received high honors from the medical coding and billing program, located in New Jersey, that she graduated from. Yovana has many years of experience working in healthcare as a coding and billing professional. When not at the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy office, she spends time baking at home with her daughters and chasing her granddaughter around the house.