At The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey, we coordinate and customize your total body care all in one place – saving you time and money – while providing the best possible care and attention in order to get you results that last.
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 also educating patients so that they are better equipped to lead active, pain-free lives while avoiding future injury.
With locations in both Montvale and Closter, we are privileged to share our passion with the members of our communities and we embrace the opportunity to change lives, one patient at a time.
Our family of practitioners respect and value each other’s insights, working together as a team. This synergy brings unique benefits to our patients by providing a unified vision towards achieving their ultimate health and wellness.
As a patient at The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey, we will create a program specifically tailored to target your needs and goals using techniques and services that are the least invasive, yet highly effective.
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, Nutrition
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)
Co-Founder of The Spine & Health Center of NJ
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.
He 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 in Biology, BS in Life Science, DC (Chiropractic Physician)
Specialty: Chiropractic Physician
Certifications: Board Certified Integrative Medicine (BCIM), FAKTR, SFMA, ART, Graston Technique
Experience: 15 Years
Misc: Team Chiropractic Physician Clemson University Track and Field
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: TPI Certified
Experience: 3 years
Dr. Ryan Albern earned his Applied Kinesiology degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. While at Rutgers, Dr. Albern was able to intern with the Princeton University Strength and Conditioning coaches, utilizing exercises and work out programs specific to the needs of each individual athlete so that they could excel in their respective sport. Dr. Albern likes to emphasize proper lifting techniques and biomechanics to optimize performance while also reducing the risk of potential injury. During high school and college, Dr. Albern would suffer from debilitating migraines and headaches, failing to get relief until he saw a chiropractor. After a few treatments, the migraines were permanently gone which is what started Dr. Albern’s journey to becoming a chiropractor. Dr. Albern believes in highly specific, individualized care and education to achieve optimal results with patient performance.
Degree: BS, DC
Experience: 2 years
Dr. Kimberly DelMage 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: BS, DC
Speciality: Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Chiropractic Care, Pediatrics, Headaches
Experience: 15 years
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
Speciality: Physical Therapy
Experience: 20 years
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
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. 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
Certifications: Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Kinesiotaping Certification (FMT). Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USAW), Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.
Dr. Julia Perez is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Spine and Health Center of Montvale, NJ. Julia is born and raised in Park Ridge, NJ where she graduated from Park Ridge High School in 2013. She played soccer and ran track for PRHS, which is where her interest for physical therapy began. In high school, Julia shadowed physical therapists in the area and this sparked her interest even more.
Julia went on to attend the University of Delaware where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science with an Exercise Physiology concentration and Bachelor of Arts degree in French studies in 2017. Following her undergraduate career, her love for physical therapy led her to the DPT program at Franklin Pierce University in Manchester, NH where she earned her graduate degree in February 2020.
Julia is interested in all aspects of physical therapy. She completed a clinical rotation at Genesis Rehab in Parsippany NJ which broadened her experience with the geriatric population, and she completed two outpatient rotations where she discovered interests in high school athletes and pediatrics. Julia loves the diversity that outpatient physical therapy brings and makes sure to use all of her skills to care for patients. She is continuing to follow through as an author in an ongoing research study focusing on the effects of bed height and health care provider positioning during chest compressions in the NICU.
In her free time, Julia loves to run, travel, spend time with family/friends, and watch the New York Giants and New Jersey Devils.
Julia is a LSVT BIG Clinician. LSVT BIG is a form of treatment that helps improve movements of people with Parkinson Disease. LSVT stands for “Lee Silverman Voice Treatment” and the BIG component focuses on body movements. The goal of LSVT BIG is to “retrain” the brain to make BIG movements in everyday life. LSVT BIG treatment can be used to treat any stage of Parkinson Disease, but has the most effect in the beginning to middle stages. This treatment is researched supported and helps a person walk with bigger steps, larger arm movements and complete activities of daily living that may be difficult. Please see the link for additional information on LSVT BIG: https://www.lsvtglobal.com/LSVTBig .
Please see the video for the positive effects and benefits of LSVT BIG: https://youtu.be/cV8FjbC_MMw.
Degree: BS Exercise Science, BA French Studies, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist
Specialties: LSVT BIG certified for Parkinson’s Disease
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
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.
Degree: BA Psychology, AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, BS Business Marketing & Foreign Languages
Specialties: Physical Therapy, LSVT BIG Certified for Parkinson’s Disease, 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
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: MS, LAc
Speciality: Acupuncture, NJ & NY Licensed Acupuncturist
Experience: 14 years in New York, 7 years in New Jersey
Dr. Grace J. Kim received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree and graduated as Valedictorian honor with Master in Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a dual licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chinese herbalist in the states of New York & New Jersey. Furthermore, she has advanced her East Asian Medicine, by pursuing post-graduate study in unique style of Korean SAAM advanced techniques. Her main focus has been advocating holistic medicine and educating parents and young children how to achieve the utmost health status by choosing a right daily choice together.
Dr. Kim has treated chronic and acute orthopedic pain, allergic issues, gynecological issues, pediatric, and dermatological problems. She has utilized different modalities such as Traditional Chinese acupuncture, Korean style acupuncture, Shoni Shin (Japanese pediatric acupuncture), facial cosmetic acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and prescribed East Asian herbal medicines to patients based on their needs.
Dr. Kim has always had a passion in medical professional fields ever since she was only 8 years old. She has been pursuing in pre-medicine major during college but soon after, changed her mind and decided to pursue in studying East Asian Medicine, which not only treats the body, but also patient’s mind, spirits and emotions.
Degree: DACM(Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine), MSTOM, BS, L.Ac.
Specialty: Korean SAAM prestigious techniques, East Asian Herbalist, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Pediatric Acupuncture, Internal Acupuncture
Experience: 9 years
Dr. Lee graduated from the Doctorate Program at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine in 2019 after receiving a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine degree in 2011 and working as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has 5 years of acupuncture experience in New Jersey and specializes in the immune system, gynecological problems, and musculoskeletal pain.
Degree: DAOM (Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), LaC
Specialty : Acupuncture, Herbalist, New Jersey and New York Licensed, Immune System, Gynecology, Musculoskeletal Pain
Experience: 5 years acupuncture in NJ, Newbridge Medical Center as a LPN from 2011