About Americare Physical Therapy
Our Team

Susan Rele, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Physical Therapist
Practice Owner
Dr. Rele received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and is a certified McKenzie Method therapist. She helps patients using advanced manual therapy skills and techniques such as Maitland, Graston Technique and Kinesiotaping, enabling her patients to return to sports, work, and everyday activities.
Dr. Rele lives with her husband in Mountainside and has two grown daughters.
Marianne Luckenbach, PT, CHT
Physical Therapist
Marianne Luckenbach, PT, CHT is a board-certified hand therapist specializing in the treatment of upper extremity conditions and injuries. She has worked primarily in outpatient rehab and has an extensive continuing education background that includes McKenzie, Sahrmann, PNF and hand rehab.
In her spare time, Marianne enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Barbara Reuven, PT 
Physical Therapist 
Barbara Reuven's specialization has been in orthopedics and sports medicine, with extensive training in Functional Movement Screening, McKenzie, Mulligan and Butler. In 2005 she became one of the very few therapists with Advanced Certification in the Structural Integration technique known as "Rolfing," 
Barbara’s hobbies include training and competing in triathlon events including Ironman. Barbara completed her first full Ironman in Lake Placid NY in 2014.
Shannon B. Welch, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Dr. Welch received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The George Washington University in 2011 and has focused her work in orthopedics. Dr. Welch stays up to date on the latest treatment techniques through continuing education course work. She treats a wide variety of conditions ranging from post-operative care all the way through the spectrum to sports rehabilitation.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter.  
Harold G. Alaan PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Dr. Alaan is an assistant professor at Union County Community College. Prior to this, he practiced as a clinical instructor for CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey. Dr. Alaan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. 
He is a USA weightlifting sport performance coach and does golf injury assessments.