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Owner, DPT, OCS, MTC, Cert. SMT, Cert DN, MSKUS, RMSK

Dr. Dan has a passion for working with the human body and understanding the nuances of movement and mechanics. He graduated from Rutgers with a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy and was awarded Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He received his Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist Certification from the University of St. Augustine, making him one of only a few doctorally trained and certified orthopedic manual physical therapists in all of Ocean County. Dr. Dan is board certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist with certification in spinal manipulative therapy from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Dr. Dan recently passed the Musculoskeletal Exam from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, making him the only Physical Therapist in New Jersey with this distinction.

Among his many accolades and acheivements, Dr. Staats was selected to perform IsoKenetic muscle testing on top NCAA athletes bound for the NFL at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, IN in 2008. He is also an adjunct professor for Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a clinical instructor for physical therapy students from Rutgers University, Neumen College, and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Dr. Staats has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists for over 10 years.

On a personal note, Dr. Dan lives in Pt. Pleasant with his lovely wife and three children. He enjoys golfing, surfing, and traveling. He has traveled the world in search of the perfect wave, and works hard to help his patients ride the wave to rehabilitation. 




Dr. Carey earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He completed his first clinical affiliation here at Staats PT, where he had his first experience with outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. His passion for PT was first ignited at Staats Physical Therapy; the friendly atmosphere and superior care was more than enough to make his decision to join the Staats PT team extremely easy. Dr. Carey plans to complete Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in the coming years, as well as continuing education in manual therapy, dry needling, and ultrasound imaging to further the advancement of the practice and improve his patient care. He has been a member of the APTA since 2012. 

Dr. Carey lives in Barnegat and enjoys playing hockey and golf in his free time. He is an avid musician and plays guitar in his church's praise band every Sunday.



Barbara is the Secretary and Front Desk Receptionist at Staats Physical Therapy. She can answer all of your questions, and in speaking with you initially, will verify and advise you of the insurance benefits available for physical therapy and will then schedule your appointments. She has worked for Dan since he opened his first practice located on Drum Point Road and now here at the Brick Boulevard location. When not working, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband Justin - with whom she has been with for over 25 years - and their two boys, Justin and Marcus. Barbara loves attending her two boys' athletic events and looks forward to watching them excel both academically and athletically. In her leisure time, Barbara enjoys exercising, long walks on the beach, canoeing on the Delaware River, and vacationing with her family.