About Us

At the Spine & Health Center of New Jersey, we coordinate and customize your total body care in one place – saving you time and money – while getting the best possible care, attention & results for your health & wellness. 
 
We believe that the body is designed to heal itself through corrective exercise and functional training. Our experts will train your body to perform at its most optimal state, and most importantly, pain-free
 
Our highly trained practitioners promote healing, restoring function and alleviating pain, while educating patients so they are better equipped to lead active, pain-free lives while avoiding future injury.
 
With locations in Montvale and Closter, we are privileged to share our passion with members of the community and embrace the opportunity to change lives one patient at a time.
 
Our family of practitioners respect and value each other’s insights, and work together as a team. This synergy brings unique benefits to our patients by providing a unified vision toward health and wellness.
 
As a patient at the Spine & Health Center of New Jersey we will personally tailor a wellness program specifically targeted to your needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.

 

Our Team

Chiropractic Physicians

Dr. Kelly Blundy, DC, BCIM, ART

Co-Founder of The Spine and Health Center of Montvale

Dr. Kelly Blundy attended Michigan State University and Logan University, obtaining a BS in Human Biology as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University. During her years at Logan College and MSU, Dr. Blundy studied under some of the foremost figures in the chiropractic profession today. Having attended numerous extracurricular seminars in everything from diagnosis to adjustment technique, she has spent countless hours honing and refining the skills she brings to practice.

Dr. Blundy practices Functional Medicine and is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

By addressing root cause, practitioners are able to identifying the complexity of disease and find solutions instead of just covering up symptoms. 

Dr. Blundy also worked toward a multitude of specialties in the chiropractic field. She has received education in Extremity Adjusting, Neurological Diagnosis and Treatment, Radiology, Dynamic Spinal Analysis, and Soft Tissue Techniques including Active Release Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial and Positional Release Techniques. Dr. Blundy has finished a rigorous post graduate and continuing education course in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) & Active Release Technique ART. Both of these Techniques have had incredible results with many conditions causing chronic pain and dysfunction.

Degree: BS, DC

Specialty: Chiropractic Physician, Functional Medicine

Certifications: Trigenics, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (BCIM)

Experience: 15 Years

Misc: Chiropractic Physician for Clemson University Track & Field Team, Board Member of New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance (www.doctorpatientalliance.org) 

Dr. Peter Wohl, DC, BCIM, ART

Dr. Peter Wohl, a New York native, received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University and also attended Life University. During his years at Logan College and Life University, Dr. Wohl studied under some of the foremost figures in the chiropractic profession today. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Wohl is the team chiropractic physician for the 2015 ACC Champion Clemson Track & Field teams. Dr. Wohl has been honored to treat Olympians from the United States and Jamaica. Dr. Wohl has been heard on Sirius/XM sports talk shows including Scott Ferrall and Ferrall on the bench. Dr. Wohl received education in Extremity Adjusting, Neurological Diagnosis and Treatment, Radiology, Dynamic Spinal Analysis, and Soft Tissue Techniques including Active Release Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial and Positional Release Techniques. Dr. Wohl has also completed a rigorous postgraduate and continuing education course in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA). For patients with conditions causing chronic pain and dysfunction, this procedure has had remarkable results. He has also become TPI certified which allows him to assess and treat various types of golf injuries and swings helping his golfers reach their maximum athletic potential. Dr. Wohl also recently received his Board Certification in Integrative Medicine (BCIM). Dr. Wohl is certified and specializes in Spine and Lower Extremity Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR), Trigenics and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

Degree: BS, Biology | BS, Life Science | DC, Chiropractic Physician

Specialty: Chiropractic Physician

Certifications: Board Certified Integrative Medicine (BCIM), FAKTR, SFMA, ART, Graston

Experience: 15 Years

Awards: NJ Top Doc ‘2016’, ‘2017’, ‘2018’, Top Chiropractor ‘2015’ and ‘2016’ by 201 Magazine, ‘2015’ and ‘2016’ Top 10 Best Chiropractors by American Institute of Chiropractors, ‘2016’ ‘2017’ ‘2018’ ‘2019’ Winner Spectrum Award for excellence in customer satisfaction, ‘2013’ Breakthrough Coaching Elite Honors

Misc: Team Chiropractic Physician Clemson University Track and Field

Dr. Alexander Smith, DC

Dr. Alex earned his BS in Exercise Science along with a minor in Biology from UNCC and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from UBCC. While at UBCC Dr. Alex became an essential member of the Human Performance Lab where him and his team would test professional, collegiate, and high school athletes to reduce injury risk, evaluate potential, and eliminate weaknesses. While at UBCC Dr. Alex was selected by the West Haven VA Hospital to partake in their clinical internship program where he was able to work side by side with orthopedic surgeons, neurologist, and other practitioners for the betterment of his patients. During his time at UNCC he earned his American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist certification so that he could combine chiropractic care and exercise prescription to get the most out of his patients. Dr. Alex has become TPI certified which allows him to assess and treat various types of golf injuries and swings helping his golfers reach their maximum athletic potential. Working in a multidisciplinary office allows Dr. Alex the freedom to get his patients the best care for their individualized needs.

Degree: BS, DC

Specialty: Chiropractor, TPI Certified

Experience: 2 Years

Dr. Raymond Lopez, DC, MS

Dr. Lopez earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology degrees from New York Chiropractic College in 2016. Growing up in Puerto Rico, he learned to enjoy competitive sports eventually playing college volleyball, beach volleyball, and baseball. His passion for sports, health, education, and human performance lead him to pursue a degree in Chiropractic. He has extensive clinical experience including rotations at the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, NY and treating college athletes at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In addition to his clinical experience, he currently holds certifications in Sport Science and Human Performance, Custom Stabilizing Orthotics, Rocktape Level I and II, and ConnecTX IASTM. Dr. Lopez has a strong interest in functional evaluation, treatment, and management which guides the development of individualized treatment plans. His treatment approach uses a combination of chiropractic manipulation, kinesiotaping, electric modalities, class IV laser, instrument-assisted and manual soft tissue therapies, and corrective therapeutic exercises to address his patients’ needs.

Degree: BS, MS

Speciality: Certifications in Sport Science and Human Performance, Custom Stabilizing Orthotics, Rocktape Level I and II, and ConnecTX IASTM, Pain Management, Sport Related Injury.

Experience: 3 Years

Dr. Kim DelMage, DC

Dr. Kimberly DelMage, DC graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the oldest chiropractic institution in the world. Embodying a tradition of caring and patient satisfaction, she helps enhance people’s quality of life as well as promote vitality and wellness. Dr. Kim has practiced chiropractic for over 15 years and she takes a real interest in her patients’ total wellbeing. She takes the time to listen and focuses on finding the true cause of patient’s pain to help eliminate it and teach them how to prevent it from reoccurring. 

Diagnosed with migraine headaches at a young age, Dr. Del Mage understands the challenges of living with chronic pain from headaches and has done extensive research on effective ways to offer lasting relief to her patients. She has completed advanced training in Pre-Natal and Pediatric Chiropractic as well as Chiropractic Sports Medicine and Neurology and is certified in the Webster Technique.  A mother of three, Dr. Del Mage is passionate about the importance of treatment for infants and children and has done additional training in gentle techniques to help even the smallest patients feel safe and comfortable. She performs specialized techniques such as Sacro-occipital Technique, Activator Methods and Cranio-sacral therapy which offer gentle non-force methods of treating patients of all ages. 

 

•Degree: DC

•Specialty: Pre & Post-Natal Chiropractic Care, Chiropractic Pediatrics, Headaches

•Experience: 15 Years

Dr. Dominic Cirigliano, DC, CCSP

Dr. Dom earned his BS in Biology from SUNY New Paltz and while there played Rugby.  He earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from NYCC in 1998.  He brings over 20 years of Chiropractic experience to our office and over 25 years in the wellness industry.  Dr. Dom has experience treating a wide variety of patients from adjusting newborns, athletes and geriatric patients.  He has owned and operated several chiropractic offices where his main focus was on wellness care.  He has also owned a health coaching business for 12 years helping people lose weight and reclaim their health.  He is certified in sports chiropractic and in ART (Active Release Technique).  For the past 4 years he has focused on helping people with their stress using a variety of techniques.  On his down time he enjoys spending time with family, friends, hiking, playing competitive volleyball and is an avid student of personal development. 

Degree: BS, DC

Specialty:  CCSP, ART, Stress Management

Experience: 21 years

Kristen, Administrative Assistant

Physical Therapists

Keri Moran, PT
License # PT40QA00832000

Keri Moran graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1998 with a degree in Physical Therapy. Keri has over 17 years of experience in pediatrics, orthopedics and geriatrics. For the 4 years prior to having children, Keri was the Director of Physical Therapy at Sports Care. After having her first child, she started a home care physical therapy company, which she operated for 9 years prior to joining The Spine and Health Center of Montvale. She is the Director of Physical Therapy at The Spine and Health Center and in addition to seeing her patients, oversees the day to day operations of the physical therapy department. Keri resides in Park Ridge where she has three children in the schools and remains an active member of the community. Keri specializes in knee and shoulder rehabilitation and also takes various continuing education courses throughout the year.

Degree: BS, PT, Physical Therapist

Speciality: Physical Therapy

Experience: 20 Years

Dr. Bruce Buckman, DPT, COMT, ART
License # PT40QA01505700

Dr. Bruce Buckman PT, DPT, COMT, ART is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at The Spine and Health Center of Closter.  With a love for treating sports injuries, Bruce has worked with novice to professional athletes highlighted by his 2013 internship with the San Francisco Giants. Priding himself on developing individualized and patient specific programs including therapeutic exercise, and evidence-based hands on techniques, Bruce also has six years of experience treating the pediatric and geriatric patient populations. Bruce earned his Bachelor of Science from Marist College in 2010, went on to achieve his Doctorate from Sacred Heart University in 2013, and is currently a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist.  Bruce is also certified in Lower Extremity and Upper Extremity Active Release Techniques (ART). He has developed a working relationship with Crossfit Rockland, where he also trains as an athlete. 

Degree: BS, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Treatment Specialities: Physical Therapy, Athlete Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries including: Fencing Injuries, Soccer Injuries, Baseball Injuries, Football Injuries, Lacrosse Injuries, Track and Field Injuries, Gymnastics Injuries

Experience: 6 Years

Certifications: Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), Active Release Technique (ART)

Misc: Doctor of Physical Therapy who works with Clemson University Track and Field Team

Dr. James DiGregorio, DPT
License # PT40QA01810600

Dr. James DiGregorio, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Spine and Health Center of Montvale. James’ interest for physical therapy began as a high school athlete in Park Ridge, where he received treatment for various shoulder injuries, allowing him to continue as a New Jersey state wrestler. This growing passion led James to Sacred Heart University for both his undergraduate and graduate studies; Exercise Science in 2015 with honors and Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. While his passion lies in working with student-athletes, James has had varying experiences with patient care. During his clinical internships, he had the pleasure of working with and treating the elderly at the Atrium Post-Acute Care Center in Park Ridge and with patients at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. James also completed one of his internships at the Spine and Health Center of Closter where he was later hired as a full-time physical therapist seeing a variety of patients. James has since been transitioned as a full-time physical therapist to The Spine and Health Center of Montvale where he now works full time. James places a lot of focus on providing the highest possible quality of care to his patients. In his free time, James enjoys going to the gym, watching sports, and checking out new restaurants in the area.

Degree: BS, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Specialty: Physical Therapy

Experience: 1 Year

Allyson Berube, MPT
License #PT40QA01170800

Allyson Berube graduated from the University of Scranton in 2005 with a masters in Physical Therapy, and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2004.  She has 13 years experience working in a variety of physical therapy settings including acute care, home care, sub acute rehab and outpatient orthopedics.  Allyson was a competitive swimmer at the University of Scranton and completed the NYC marathon.  When she is not working at the SHC she enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids.

Degree: BS, MPT, Physical Therapist

Speciality: Physical Therapy, Home Care

Experience: 14 Years

Dr. Jordan August, DPT, CFSC, SFMA, FMS, USAW – License #PT40QA01626800

Dr. August earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island where he majored in Exercise Science. He went on to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, Jordan took part in research involving concussion rehabilitation and return to sport in athletes. Upon graduation, Jordan received an award for Outstanding Clinical Performance over 42 weeks of clinical rotations.

Jordan is experienced in treating a variety of diagnoses and has a strong background in helping athletes return to sport. He is a Certified Functional Strength Coach through Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting as well as certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and the Functional Movement Screen. He has a great deal of knowledge in manual therapy, exercise prescription, strength training, and injury prevention. He plans to pursue and advanced certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist in the near future. 

Degree: BS, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Treatment Specialties: Physical Therapy, Sports, Rehabilitation, ACL Rehabilitation

Experience: 4 years

Simona Vitali-Bryant, PTA
License #PT40QB00257600

Simona is a highly talented, knowledgeable and compassionate Physical Therapist Assistant. Her experience is extensive as she combines European and American methods of healing. She’s a perpetual student, an ardent reader of research for new and effective rehabilitation and holistic healing approaches, especially regarding women’s health. She holds a BS in Business Marketing and Foreign Languages from Istituto Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna, Italy.  She received a First and Second Degree in the Reiki Usui System of Natural Healing in Italy. She worked in conjunction with physical therapists and medical doctors treating auto accident, sports, and work injuries as well as providing family care. She achieved a First Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan Style in Italy and instructed children from White to Brown Belt level. After arriving in the USA, she volunteered for three years at Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ in the ER, Physical Therapy Out-Patient and In-Patient departments. In 2006, she received an AAS degree from the Bergen Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program in Paramus, NJ. Her curiosity about neuroscience, hormonal imbalances, the origin of pain and brain function, led her to continue her studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. She obtained a BA in Psychology in only two years while practicing as a PTA. After several years working full time in Out-Patient she decided to work Per-Diem Out-Patient while accepting a Per-Diem position In-Patient at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, NY expanding her knowledge to the Acute-Care field. 

Degrees: BA Psychology, AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, BS Business Marketing & Foreign Languages

Specialties:  Physical Therapy, Neuro Muscular Reeducation, McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Back and Neck, The DonTigny and Hesch Method of treating Sacroiliac Joint dysfunction and Lumbopelvic Pathomechanics, Total Knee and Hip Replacement post-op rehabilitation, Cancer, Stroke, Cardiac and Pulmonary acute care, soft and connective tissue techniques, Cupping Therapy, Saunders Active Traction, DRX9000 Cervical and Lumbar decompression, Pilates and the Shuttle 2000 Reformer for proprioceptive and core strengthening. 

Experience: 13 years

Acupuncture

Alys Guttenplan, M.S., LAc., NCCAOM Diplo, Acu.

Alys Guttenplan is a lifelong athlete, and former competitive figure skater.  She became interested in the study of acupuncture following a successful course of acupuncture treatment for lower back pain she was experiencing.  Ms. Guttenplan enrolled in Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2007.  She has been practicing acupuncture since her graduation in 2010. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Ms. Guttenplan worked as a medical social worker for ten years , after receiving her Master of Social Work from New York University in 2002.  Ms. Guttenplan is a certified yoga instructor and trained at the renowned Kripalu Institute for yoga and health. Ms.  Guttenplan enjoys utilizing her varied background in her acupuncture practice.   She is still an avid figure skater and currently trains in New York City, at The Skating Club of New York.  She is also a member of the United States Figure Skating Association’s national network of healthcare providers.  

Degree: NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture

Specialty: NJ & NY Licensed Acupuncturist / Licensed Social Worker / Certified Yoga Instructor

Experience: 4 years in New York, 5 years in New Jersey

Beth Small, M.S., LAc.

Beth Small is a licensed acupuncturist in both New York and New Jersey. She has been actively involved in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 1999, and has administered acupuncture as well as other TCM modalities in both private practice and pain management settings. Acupuncture & TCM have been proven to successfully treat ear, nose and throat disorders, gastrointestinal issues, gynecological conditions, immune diseases, addiction, emotional/psychological and musculoskeletal pain as well as for overall preventative medicine. As a compliment to acupuncture, Beth specializes in cupping, tui na, gua sha and auricular therapies, and can customize multi-modality treatment plans for each individual patient’s protocol. During her many years in practice, she has developed an interpersonal approach to the patient/practitioner relationship, infusing a fundamental understanding of both holistic care and integrative medicine into her treatment programs.

Degree: M.S., LAc

Speciality: Acupuncture, NJ & NY Licensed Acupuncturist,

Experience:  14 years in New York, 7 years in New Jersey

Office Administration

Jocelynn, Billing Specialist
Nichole, Office Manager
Janelis, Patient Coordinator
Lisa, Patient Coordinator
Laurie, Billing Specialist
Emily, Billing Specialist
Vicki, Book Keeper
Dan Barbo, Marketing Coordinator
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