Sandra Gail Frayna
Physical Therapist/CEO

What is the essence of what you do?
To me, the essence of being a physical therapist is promoting a better quality of life without any use of drugs or surgical intervention. I make my patients better, stronger and faster using revolutionary and affordable treatment and most of all, my patients love it!

What are your personal interests?
I am an avid skier. My favorite places to ski are Aspen, Colorado and Alta, Utah. I love scuba diving at the colorful and maze-like underwater world of Cozumel, Mexico. I’ve belonged to an outdoor organization called Club Extreme since I was in college. As a part of this organization, I have been able to go wall climbing, spelunking, mountain climbing and target shooting. I was even featured twice on TV in a local program called “Extreme Games.” I took my first surfing lessons when I was in Hawaii 12 years ago, right after that, I quickly found an instructor to continue with lessons here on the east coast. When I am not outside, I am a huge football fan and eagerly await the start of each season! Exploring culture is a passion I have developed over the years, and I love to explore this through travel and museums. Lastly, I have been playing the piano since I was 7 years old and when time permits I still enjoy playing to this day.

Sandra Gail Frayna
Physical Therapist/CEO


What do you believe?
I believe in Walt Disney’s saying, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” I take the challenge being presented to me, no matter how hard or impossible it may seem, just by trying my best. And by loving what I do for a living, it makes it easier and more fun! Doing the impossible doesn’t happen without planning and executing steps one at a time.

What do you like most about working with patients?
Working with my patients is not merely making them feel better…it goes both ways for me. The fact that I see them getting better and having a much enjoyable life, to me is more than rewarding. I like seeing and hearing from them how I made a difference in their life where they can enjoy both work and home activities, being able to do what they use to do and beyond. I had a patient come up to me and say, “Because I am able to function well, I feel rejuvenated, feel better about myself and I’m able to have a better relationship with my spouse again.”
Sandra Gail Frayna
Physical Therapist/CEO


Why did you choose to become a physical therapist?
Inspired by my dad’s wisdom and persistence, I chose to be a PT when I came to understand that PT is a cutting edge science and became fascinated about how it can make the body heal quicker.

What do patients like about you and the organization?
A patient once told me I have a lot of great energy and being naturally cheerful, it makes them happy and feel good every time they see me. And treatment didn’t even start yet! Now they even refer their family and friends to me.


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Tomokazu Kato (Shawn)
Physical Therapist

What is the essence of what you do?
I enjoy partnering with patients of all ages. I have treated professional athletes as well as high school, collegiate, and weekend athletes, and everyone in between. I am dedicated to finding a solution to complex problems, and help people overcome their body’s obstacles, no matter the challenge. I like to lead each patient toward a more active lifestyle & incorporating exercise into every patient’s rehabilitation program. My passion would be the biomechanics of the shoulder, spine, and lower extremity

What are your personal interests?
I am passionate about training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Strength Training, playing the guitar, travelling, food, & learning new trends in health & wellness.

What do you believe?
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times.” – Bruce Lee

Tomokazu Kato (Shawn)
Physical Therapist

What do you like most about working with patients?
What I like most about working with patients is the human connection between us & our patients. I love the art & science of healing as I am very hands on with our patients utilizing evidence based treatment techniques. And I am blessed to be in a position where I have endless opportunities to motivate, educate & inspire people from different walks of life.

What do you like most about working at HPPS?
What I love most about working at HPPS is the family environment that our clinic brings. We look after our patients and colleagues like one big happy family and no one gets left behind!

Why did you choose to become a Physical Therapist?
I decided on becoming a Physical Therapist to combine my lifelong passion for health and fitness with my desire to help people. I am a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas PT program in the Philippines and currently taking my Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Touro College in New York. I works closely with all of the HPPS physical therapists & staff to implement each patient’s individual plan of care. I enjoy getting to know patients, gaining an understanding of their goals and helping them achieve them.
Tomokazu Kato (Shawn)
Physical Therapist

What do patients like about you and the organization?
Physical Therapists and the staff at HPPS are not only skilled therapists but they seek out solutions to serve their patients holistically, this mindset more powerfully serves the entire community.

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Triff Santee Col
Head Physical Therapist (Jersey City Location)

What is the essence of what you do?
As a Physical Therapist, my job is to get my clients to be the optimal, pain free versions of themselves using proven, & fast acting techniques. I work with my clients to design fun, effective treatment plans that fit their individual needs. It’s my personal and professional commitment to help my community eliminate pain, improve mobility, and achieve healthy active lifestyles.

What are your personal interests?
I enjoy staying as active as possible through exercise and other physical outlets. I am an avid reader and a “forever” student with a passion for learning about new things and new people. I also find joy in volunteering, whether it’s through my church or my community.

What do you believe?/Favorite quote
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” is a Proverbs passage that I love because it teaches us to genuinely care and actively work on helping each other achieve our greatest potentials.

Triff Santee Col
Head Physical Therapist (Jersey City Location)

What do you like most about working at HPPS?
The family atmosphere that I felt from the first day I stepped into HPPS was something I have never felt working for any company. From the camaraderie with my clients, to the mentorship my colleagues have provided for me, it truly is a very special place to work in.

What do you like most about working with patients?
I love the opportunity to get to know them personally, which gives me a better perspective on how to create programs that will benefit them the most. It’s always a joy to see my clients get progressively better and achieve things they never thought were possible.

Why did you choose to work with a physical therapist?
I always felt Physical Therapy was the perfect partnership of medical knowledge and physical fitness practicality. I enjoy not just seeing the incredible results that physical therapy has on my clients, but applying those same principles into my life on my journey to achieve mobility for life.

Triff Santee Col
Head Physical Therapist (Jersey City Location)

What do patients like about you and the organization?
They love that every person is treated with the respect and care that we give our own family members and loved ones. They also love that we don’t only treat, but we teach them how to maintain optimization, long after their physical therapy has finished.

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Inier Oliva
Massage Therapist

What is the essence of what you do?
I do my best in every moment to make every patient feel better.

What are your personal interests?
I enjoy arts & crafts and making home décor, I especially like making paper flowers.

What do you believe?
Al pan; pan y al vino; vino.

What do you like most about working with patients?
I enjoy seeing that each day they feel better and that our work helps them to improve their lives.

What do you like most about working at HPPS?
I like working with and getting to know different people every day.

Why did you choose to work with a physical therapist?
I like helping people and watching them progress from day to day.

Inier Oliva
Massage Therapist

What do patients like about you and the organization?
I believe that my way of responding to each person that enters the HPPS and how I interact with each one of them, makes many patients feel comfortable with my presence.

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Susana Mendez
Patient Representative

What is the essence of what you do?
As a Patient Representative, My role is to help our patients with their therapies on a daily basis to help them achieve the expected results. At the same time I am in charge of collecting the necessary documents from our new and old patients to keep our system updated.

What are your personal interests?
I enjoy Swimming, eating, traveling, reading and walking are just a few of the things I enjoy the most in my life.

What do you believe?/Favorite quote
“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella

What do you like most about working at HPPS?
It is a motivating, family and fun environment

What do you like most about working with patients?
I like to see how each day they overcome injuries with perseverance and discipline.

Susana Mendez
Patient Representative


Why did you choose to work with a patient representative?
I like to see that people stay active and healthy and I enjoy helping in these processes.

What do patients like about you and the organization?
They love that they know and have come to me if there are any concerns, any questions. They like that they know im always there to try to help them solve it.

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Yisehannie
Office Manager

What is the essence of what you do?
As an Office Manager I ensure the financial and administrative operations at HPPS run smoothly.

What are your personal interests?
I’m a Party Stylist enthusiast. I’m extremely passionate and enjoy planning, crafting and styling celebrations.

What do you believe?/ Favorite quote.
Work hard in silence, let success make the noise.

What do you like most about working at HPPS?
Saying what I like the most is an understatement, I LOOOOOVE working at HPPS!! Our clinic is simply unique, there is no other.

What do you like most about working with patients?
Our patients are vital to HPPS. Providing superb service to patients and a pleasant office environment is my priority.

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Henry Gazali
Service Dog

What is the essence of what you do?
I help facilitate patient’s healing process.

What are your personal interests?
I enjoy traveling with my parents, be it long drives or taking a short plane ride for adventures. i love taking naps and love being around grandpa coz I know he always brings me the best snack!

What do you believe?
“Keep looking up… that’s the secret to life…” – Snoopy

What do you like most about working with patients?
I like making patients feel at ease and help them forget about their pain.

What do you like most about working at HPPS?
I like motivating people to exercise and being with my mom all day long.

Why did you choose to work with a physical therapist?
So I can calm people down and help with pain relief when they pet me, also allows me to spend my whole day around people!

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