Staff

Dr. Jack Zuckerman, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Education

Dr. Jack Zuckerman, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, graduated from Long Island University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. Jack received his undergraduate bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Brooklyn College in 2008.

Since graduating, he has pursued many post-graduate and continued education training including multiple functional manual therapy courses with the Institute of Physical Art, Maitland, certifications in Kinesio Taping (RockTape), Spinal Manipulation Institute and others. Jack is certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) from the Spinal Manipulation Institute.

Career

Jack has experience in a wide variety of settings from homecare with Visiting Nurse Service of NY to orthopedic settings such as NYU Hospital for Joint Disease and various orthopedic outpatient clinics. Throughout his professional career, his experience includes treating acute injuries, sports injuries, chronic pain, post-operative care and other acute and chronic conditions.

Furthermore, he specializes in injury prevention, manual therapy, performance-based Orthopedic Sports medicine, functional mobility and strength and conditioning. Jacks belief is that the patient has to be an active participant in the rehabilitation process to successfully achieve “Total Recovery”.

Other

Jack taught as an adjunct professor at William Patterson University teaching anatomy and physiology. He is always pursuing seminars and other continuing education courses to stay with the most current evidence-based practice.

Jack has studied a variety of martial arts since he was 6 years old including Tae Kwon Do, Kick Boxing, Judo and Sambo both recreationally and competitively. One of his greatest accomplishments as a teenager was competing in the Jr. Olympics and earning a gold medal. Now, in his spare time, Jack studies and trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, enjoys snowboarding, traveling, biking and other outdoor activities.

Dr. Jack Zuckerman, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Dr. Katarina Erlandsson PT, DPT, OCS

Education

Dr. Katarina Erlandsson PT, DPT, graduated from Hunter College CUNY Graduate Center with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. Katarina specializes in treating orthopedic conditions, as well as sports injuries. She has worked with a wide variety of people - from recreational exercises, to the elderly homebound population, to elite & Olympic Athletes. Katarina enjoys exploring strengths and challenges among people at all levels. Katarina received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2017.

Career

Also trained as a massage therapist, she incorporates manual tissue work, such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy, with corrective exercise techniques to address movement dysfunctions and muscular imbalances. Katarina frequently attends leading sports medicine seminars, and she is trained in the McKenzie method of treating low-back and neck pain.

Other

Katarina was a competitive soccer player in her home country Sweden, and has been involved in playing sports her whole life. She has acquired her own sports-related injuries, and has first-hand experience in recovering from injuries through physical therapy and rehabilitation. Katarina is currently involved in her local Running Club, but also enjoys weight lifting, boxing, and volleyball.
Katarina lives in Madison, NJ, with her husband, 3-year old daughter, and their three-legged cat.

Dr. Katarina Erlandsson PT, DPT

Dr. Lucas Nogueira, PT, DPT

Dr. Lucas Nogueira earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. He graduated as a member of the National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society, which recognizes students for their leadership, service, ethics, and academics. As a graduate student, he also served as the treasurer for the Student Physical Therapy Association and Camden Pro Bono Clinic. Lucas graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a minor in Business Administration from Rutgers University. During his undergraduate career Lucas was a member of the Rutgers Men's Club Soccer team, served as an academic tutor, and participated in various community service events.

Lucas' passion for physical therapy has been deeply rooted from being involved in sports at a young age. Throughout his clinical experience Lucas gained exposure to a wide variety of patient populations and different physical therapy settings. He has exposure in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and pro bono clinics. Lucas has had the opportunity to help treat neurological, orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric, sport-specific, and post-operative patient populations. Lucas is determined to leverage his passion for physical therapy to promote fitness and optimal quality of life for all his patients as it relates to movement and health.

Lucas is originally from Harrison, NJ, home of the New York Red Bulls. One of his favorite memories growing up was visiting NYC with his family. He is excited to pursue his career helping others in the city. Outside of the clinic Lucas enjoys leading an active lifestyle by participating in soccer and volleyball leagues, hiking, traveling, and engaging in outdoor activities with family and friends.

Lucas Nogueira, PT, DPT

Dr. Alexandra Kratch, PT, DPT

Dr. Alexandra Kratch, PT, DPT graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. Dr. Alex received her undergraduate bachelor's degree in Biology from Seton Hall University in 2013. Her passion to help people drove her to the field of physical therapy.

Dr. Alex has treated various orthopedic and neurological conditions during her years in the Valley hospital system. Dr. Alex has become very proficient in vestibular rehabilitation treating conditions such as BPPV and other vestibular conditions such as dizziness as a result of vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis, and injuries followed by a concussion.

Alexandra grew up in Connecticut but moved to NJ to attend Seton Hall University in 2009. Alexandra enjoys weight-lifting and running in her free time. She also loves hiking and camping with her husband and two dogs.

Alexandra Kratch, PT, DPT

Michael Gerstley, PTA

Michael has been gaining Physical Therapy experience since 2005 when he first volunteered and found a passion for the profession. Michael received his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Temple University. He then continued on to Harcum College where he earned his PTA license.

Michael has treated a wide variety of patients ranging from pediatrics to athletes to geriatrics with various injuries, including acute and chronic conditions. He is experienced with many methods of treating individuals such as McKenzie, ART, IASTM, FMS, Kinesio Taping and many manual techniques. He enjoys establishing rapport with patients while helping them achieve their goals.

In his spare time Michael regularly weight lifts and goes running. He has interests in obstacle racing, overnight endurance events, snowboarding and playing sports. Michael is originally from the Philadelphia suburbs and now lives with his family in Bloomfield.

Michael Gerstley, PTA

Lisa Lynn Smith, LAc, Acupuncturist

Lisa has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2008; having obtained her Master’s from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY. Being raised in North Jersey has made her attuned to local needs and pressures in order to tailor Eastern Medicine to balance your body/mind. While accustomed to working with internal medicine conditions including fertility, digestive, and insomnia cases; she also sees ortho-neuro and even pediatric cases.

Lisa uses a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Master-Tung points, Five-Element Acupuncture, Acupressure, Tui-Na massage and cupping to bring the body back to harmony.

In her free time, Lisa can be found hiking with her dog Jada, helping her sister with whatever mayhem her young nephews conjure up, or having meals with her husband and family.

Lisa Lynn Smith LAc

Dr. Larry Peters, Chiropractor

Dr. Larry Peters is originally from Queens, New York, he studied pre-med at the University of South Florida. In his sophomore year of college, Dr Peters' father suffered a serious neck injury which kept him in near constant pain for most of the following year. During his visits home Dr. Peters helplessly watched his father go from an active, vital person to someone that he barely recognized. When he returned home for summer break, Dr Peters was shocked to find how well his father's health had improved; he was returning to his old self.

Wanting to understand what was behind his father's rapid recovery, Dr. Peters contacted the chiropractor, Dr. Phillip Leon, and was invited to "shadow" him for a day. Dr. Peters was immediately impressed by how the doctor intently listened to what the patient had to say, the care with which he treated them and the feedback he received from them.

This proved to be a turning point in Dr. Peters' career. Soon after passing his boards, Dr. Peters opened an office in midtown Atlanta. In his early years of practice, Dr. Peters noticed that there appeared to be a correlation between the patient's health complaints and postural abnormalities which were noted on the exam. After researching the subject, he discovered that there was a chiropractic subspecialty that focused on the relationship between health and posture called Chiropractic Biophysics.

Dr. Peters began incorporating these principles into his treatment protocols and found that these patients had better treatment outcomes than would normally be expected. Dr. Peters has since modified his procedures to incorporate digitized postural analysis for more precise diagnosis and improved documentation of postural changes. Dr. Peters is excited to bring his experience and knowledge gleaned from treating thousands of patients during his 35 years of practice to his new practice in Little Falls, NJ.

Although Dr. Leon has long since passed, the memory of how he treated his father lives on. That is why Dr. Peters treats each patient the same as how Dr. Leon treated his dad.

Education

Dr. Larry Peters, MS, MPH, DC. graduated from Life University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1983. He received his bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of South Florida and holds master's degrees in Exercise Physiology and Health Policy and Administration from Georgia State University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, respectively.

Other

Dr. Peters earned an administrative fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center and later served as the Administrative Director of Transplant Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Peters served as the Administrative Director of the Department of Pediatrics at Jersey Shore University Hospital.

Dr. Peters was an assistant professor in the Department of Chiropractic Medicine at Life University.

Dr. Peters currently is an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology at the County College of Morris where he teaches anatomy and physiology.
Of all the various roles that Dr. Peters has served the one he is most proud is his role as dad to 2 amazing children, Mollie and Zach.

Dr.Larry Peters, Chiropractor