Meet the Apex Team


Dr. Nima Patel, PT, DPT

Garden State native, Dr. Nima Patel, PT, DPT, proudly provides high-quality orthopedic care to the community of central New Jersey. As founder and director of Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Dr. Patel offers individualized treatment to patients of all ages, from children to mature adults.

Dr. Patel earned her master’s in physical therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2004. One year later, she graduated with a doctorate of physical therapy from the same institution. She then went on to work at some of the nation’s leading physical therapy facilities, including three years at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

After returning to New Jersey, Dr. Patel worked in outpatient and home care physical therapy settings throughout Middlesex and Monmouth counties. In 2013, she made her dreams a reality by opening Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation.

With a keen eye on the ever-evolving advances in medical care, Dr. Patel continues to pursue educational opportunities beyond her university degrees. She’s committed to helping all patients attain their optimal level of health through state-of-the-art techniques.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Patel enjoys volunteering her time and giving back to her local community. She’s chairperson for the Mayor’s Health and Wellness Council of Old Bridge and policy chairperson of the Middlesex County Health and Wellness Council.


Antonietta Vega, Office Manager

Antonietta Vega is the backbone of our office. Not only does she manage our daily office activities, but she is also responsible for marketing and community outreach. She is a dedicated to what she does. Helping others is one of her greatest joys, and she never hesitates to go out of her way for our patients.  Whether it be answering their questions or just asking how they are doing, she always takes the time to show she cares. Antonietta is a mother of 2 beautiful children and has been involved in the Old Bridge Community for the past 15 years. She has served on the Alan B. Shepard PTA in Old Bridge Township for 8 years and was the PTA President for 4 years.  

Nicholas Bianchino, Office Assistant

Nicholas Bianchino is a recent graduate of Old Bridge High School. He now attends Monmouth University to further his education and interest in accounting. He is a hardworking, responsible, professional, and friendly. He adds to the friendly and comfortable environment at Apex Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation. He enjoys outdoor activities and competes in SpikeBall competitions!  

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