Dr. Joe and AJ were teammates together on the baseball field at The College of New Jersey in 2009 and 2010. Now they are teammates once again to help provide the Jersey Shore area with a premier sports injury and musculoskeletal healthcare facility.
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AJ was introduced to acupuncture in high school after a sports injury he suffered while playing baseball. That experience influenced him greatly and ultimately led to him becoming an acupuncturist. Today he is considered a leader and pioneer within the field through the development of Electro-Acupuncture Medicine (EAM™).
He received his Bachelor’s of Science at The College of New Jersey in Health and Exercise Science in 2010. He later went on to receive his Masters degree from The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Montclair, New Jersey in 2012.
As a competitive high school and collegiate athlete in baseball, AJ was always intrigued by sports performance and recovery. This interest led him to specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries through the use of neuro-functional acupuncture.
He received his Bachelor’s of Science at The College of New Jersey in Health and Exercise Science in 2011. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York in December of 2015.
As a competitive high school and collegiate athlete in baseball, Dr. Joe has always been motivated by sports performance, training, and nutrition. Due to this and hours of self education, he specializes in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment including sports injury care and prevention, as well as improving sports performance through recovery and nutritional interventions.
Ed was inspired at a young age to pursue a career in Physical Therapy after an injury to his throwing arm resulted in him having to undergo rehabilitation. With his involvement and enthusiasm for sports he has always found himself wanting to learn how to help perform better and more efficiently. That passion is evident in the way he cares for and treats his patients.
Ed graduated with his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy and pursued post-doctorate training in Graston Technique, RockTape & Spine Rehabilitation. He is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Ed prides himself on providing quality, up to date rehabilitation to athletes, weekend warriors and martial artists.
Dr. Michael Spinelli is a local resident who grew up in Brick, New Jersey. As an athlete growing up, he learned the importance of seeking proper rehabilitative care to get back to playing as quickly as possible. When he saw first-hand how quickly chiropractic care helped people close to him recover, he knew it was the path he wanted to take.
Dr. Mike received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated from in May of 2014. He then went on to study at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida and received his degree in December of 2019.
Chiropractic was the direction he chose as he believed it gave him the most opportunities to incorporate all types of treatment towards musculoskeletal conditions. Evaluating and treating conditions is a passion of his, however, he believes educating patients on how to recover and avoid injuries is just as important.
Kathy experienced the benefits of acupuncture, initially, during an episode of carpal tunnel syndrome. After only a few treatments, the pain had amazingly improved. These treatments also really helped with other symptoms. Witnessing how these acupuncture treatments helped with other issues additionally, sparked her interest to pursue a career in acupuncture, in order to help patients live a better life without pain.