Dr. Jay Mazzella
DC Clinical Director
Dr. John Mazzella graduated from Georgia's Life College in 1991. He has been practicing Chiropractic ever since, including 7 years in Australia. Dr. Mazzella is a Jersey Shore native, caring for his community's wellness. After years of practicing his art in many different areas, he has found a home inside the Eastpointe Health and Fitness Center. 'Dr. Jay,' as he is known to his patients, believes in 'patient first' care. He believes in educating patients as to the cause of their problem, making honest and clear recommendations and then honoring whichever choice the patient makes. In terms of what type and how much care they receive, this 'we don't push' philosophy has kept many patients happy over the years while they confidently refer their family and friends.
Dan has been working in this field since 2002. He is a graduate of Somerset School of Massage Therapy in Piscataway, NJ and Healing Hands Institute in Westwood, NJ. He is New York State licensed, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body work, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Dan is also certified in neuromuscular therapy and a reiki practitioner. Along with being a past member of A.M.T.A. New Jersey sports massage team, his work experience includes top hotels, salons and spas, health expos, sporting events, and corporate chair massage.
Dr. Kevin Lyons
Dr. Lyons has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science, Acupuncture, and Oriental Medicine.
An experienced and compassionate acupuncturist, Dr. Lyons believes that comprehensive analyses and proactive treatment are key in achieving optimal health and wellness. Couple that with a dash of kindness and a healthy level of accountability, and the path to healthy living is ever closer.
In addition to providing exceptional care to his patients, Dr. Lyons enjoys yoga, hiking and biking, and running on the beach with pup.
Please welcome Dr. Lyons to the Eastpointe Integrated Healthcare family!
Dr. Laura Anastasia
Director of Physical Therapy
Dr. Laura Anastasia graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She later went on to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College. After graduating, Laura worked at an outpatient sports rehab setting in Westchester NY but inevitably, her love for the Jersey shore brought her back home. Laura has continued to work in outpatient orthopedic settings while honing her skills through evidence-based courses in advanced manual techniques. She utilizes instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) as part of her treatment approach; a technique to break up scar tissue and re-initiate the healing process. Laura’s treatment philosophy focuses on looking at the patient as a whole and she tailors each treatment program specific to the individual to maximize patient recovery and outcomes.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, especially their newest addition Sienna June. Laura has a passion for travel, a love for the outdoors, including the beach, hiking the mountains, and snowboarding.
Dr. Andrew Grogan
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Andrew Grogan graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science. Andrew then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania in May 2020. As a new graduate, Andrew looks to bring evidenced based practice and the latest research to his treatments.
In his free time Andrew likes to stay active running in Hartshorne park and playing sports with friends. Andrew also enjoys going to the beach and scuba diving.
Nicollette received her bachelors degree in kinesiology and health at Rutgers University and her masters degree from Eastern School of Acupuncture and traditional medicine. She enjoys treating musculoskeletal/sport injuries, treatment for “Shen Disturbances”/psychological disorders, psychosomatic disorders, trigger point release, and treatment of infertility.
Nicollette believes in an integrated approach to optimal health and likes to work in an environment where her patients can receive the best care. When Nicollette isn’t working she enjoys trying new restaurants, yoga, and is learning to garden.
Dr. Nick Mancini
Nick did both his undergraduate and graduate studies at Drexel University. He graduated with very high distinction in June 2021 and has been practicing since. Aside from PT, Nick loves espresso and dreams of one day opening up a café of his own. His other hobbies include watching/playing soccer, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. One fun fact about Nick is he and his girlfriend have a mini golden-doodle.
Administrative Team Member
Kristina is a State Certified Massage Therapist, who graduated from Ocean County Massage and Wellness Institute in 2006. For Kristina, bodywork is life's passion and not just a job. She believes massage is such an important part of being healthy, and she loves to help others experience recovery from pain and stress. Kristina puts many hours in training in various modalities, which allows for a wide range of treatment options which consist of Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, hot stone massage, pregnancy massage, and reflexology massage.
Mike graduated from Eastern school of Acupuncture and traditional medicine in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. During his time with ESATM, he learned many techniques, such as Cupping and Electroacupuncture. But the one thing that stood out to him the most was working at the VA hospital in East Orange NJ; working alongside some of the Top MD’s in NJ (Orthopedic surgeons, Neurosurgeons, and Dermatologists) to deliver the most optimal results to his patients with the latest technologies. Mike specializes in Orthopedic conditions, both chronic and acute, with dedication toward helping individuals understand their own needs and reach their best potential.
During Mike's downtown he like to visit beaches, travel, golf, and spend time with his fiancée.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Alec graduated from Union County College where he obtained a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He also received his BFA in theatre arts from East Carolina University with a concentration in musical theatre. His primary focus in school was in outpatient facilities, but he also has experience working in Geriatrics. Alec holds a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification and is passionate about using various techniques to help patients reach their goals. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with friends & family, grilling on his back patio, and going to the movies.
Dr. Johnathan Mendez
Dr. Johnathan Mendez is a New York native, born and raised in the Bronx. He graduated from Penn State University for his undergraduate studies and went on to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College in Florida, graduating summa cum laude. He is a big advocate for exercising and strength training to promote wellness and improve overall function. If he is not in the office treating patients, he is mostly likely in the gym exercising, cooking/eating food, or watching SportsCenter.
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