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

Danny Burbano LAc, PTA

Danny has over fourteen years of experience practicing as a Physical Therapy Assistant in the areas of orthopedics, sports, and general movement assessment. He believes every client should be treated as a whole person, despite just complaining about a “sore knee” or “tight back”. Danny’s objective is to treat the origin of the dysfunction, to improve quality of life, and to teach strategies to get back to the life you deserve.
Danny is an Adjunct Professor in the Gross Anatomy Lab for Seton Hall University in both the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Programs. He also holds a Professional License and Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Danny’s experience and education in both Western and Eastern Medicine gives him a unique perspective and understanding of how to provide holistic, conservative, and patient-centered care. When not in the clinic, Danny spends his time with his wife and son. They love taking road trips and trying out new dishes.

Danny Burbano LAc, PTA

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 she 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

Michael Taggart LAT, ATC, Athletic Trainer

Michael grew up playing all different sports as a kid, but found his passion in football and lacrosse starting in middle school. He would continue these through high school and into college playing lacrosse for Albright College in PA. It was during that freshman season that Michael found himself spending a lot of time in the Athletic Training Facility due to ongoing knee and shoulder pain. Here, Michael fell in love with sports medicine and learning about the body, injuries and rehabilitation. This led him to transfer to Montclair State to pursue a degree in Athletic Training. As an Athletic Training Student he began to do CrossFit to stay in shape after ending his lacrosse career. Throughout the rest of his time in college he was able to apply what he was learning in class directly into the classes he was coaching at the gyms! This allowed him to bridge the gap between those ending rehabilitation and looking to further their health and fitness journey, while also helping to keep those who were already in the gym active, safe and moving effectively towards their goals! When Michael isn't at the clinic or the gym, he enjoys getting outside for hikes, grilling by the pool, and just relaxing with friends and family.

Michael Taggart LAT, ATC