Dr. Sean, owner and founder of Health and Fitness Professionals, received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), now Rutgers, in Newark, NJ in 2009.
Dr. Sean has the utmost experience working with outpatient orthopedics, sports-related injuries, post-operative conditions, and geriatric rehabilitation. Dr. Sean has worked with members of our U.S. Olympic Team, world record holders, and semi-professional athletes.
Dr. Sean has enjoyed, and still currently enjoys, playing both ice and roller hockey for the past 20+ years. He is currently married with two boys and enjoys sports, fitness, and spending time with his family and friends.
As a highly regarded board-certified physician, Kevin McElroy, DO, is a leader in modern pain-relieving therapies and overall wellness.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Dr. McElroy went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Stratford, New Jersey, where he graduated as valedictorian.
Dr. McElroy serves as an attending physician at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in the department of orthopedics. He’s also an attending physician at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, where he cares for patients in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Throughout his career, Dr. McElroy has been published in several peer-reviewed publications on the subject of pain management and joint replacements. Dr. McElroy was instrumental in developing the interventional pain medicine fellowship program at JFK Medical Center. This highly competitive program provides comprehensive pain medicine training to selected physician candidates.
While Dr. McElroy treats a variety of acute and chronic conditions, he focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disabling medical conditions and joint pain. Patients of Dr. McElroy commend his dedication to patient-centric care and his willingness to improve the lives of his patients.
Dr. Daniels is the Medical Director of Daniels Vein Center, and is a highly skilled vascular specialist. He is board certified physician by the American Board of Radiology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey and earned his doctorate from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Radiology residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, where he served as Chief Resident. Upon completion of his residency Dr. Daniels completed a fellowship in the Interventional Radiology/Angiography at Temple University Hospital.
Dr. Daniels’ extensive experience in Interventional Radiology has prepared him to address vein disease in its entirety. His interest is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders specializing in highly advanced and minimally invasive out-patient procedures for treating a wide variety of venous conditions, which include varicose veins and spider veins.
Pain Management Physician
After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Dr. Ferrer earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in Newark, where he attended on the Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship. Dr. Ferrer went on to complete an internal medicine internship at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune City, New Jersey. He completed both his residency and fellowship training through Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey and JFK Johnson Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. Dr. Ferrer prides himself on being able to perform a variety of effective nonsurgical procedures where he can optimize patient outcomes and shorter recovery times for various types of conditions and injuries. He has extensive training and certification in medical acupuncture to help patients recover from chronic pain-causing conditions and sports injuries.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ferrer has helped author articles on youth rotator cuff injuries and interventional pain management assessment techniques for pain medicine fellows. Dr. Ferrer regularly hosts community lectures on the numerous innovative treatment options for pain management. Patients of Dr. Ferrer appreciate his willingness to go above and beyond to ensure they experience relief from pain and receive the education they need to be informed about their health care. Dr. Ferrer wants to help patients get back to their regular activities quickly without pain or surgical procedures.
Director of Rehabilitation
Dr. Katie Cocilovo is a Physical Therapist at the Health and Fitness Professional office located in Woodbridge, NJ. She has experience treating a wide variety of conditions including post-surgical orthopedic care, athletes of all ages and geriatrics. In addition, she completed one of her clinical internships in a specialized neurological outpatient clinic treating various neurological conditions such as post-stroke, post-concussion management, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Katie received her Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science from The College of New Jersey prior to attending The University of Delaware, where she received a Master’s in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach, with friends and family, or hiking with her dog, Riley. Dr. Katie utilizes a hands on approach to create personalized therapy plans to help patients return to their desired level of function while also having fun!
Sam graduated from Northwestern Health and Sciences University with a Master’s of Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2016 and has been practicing in New Jersey for the past three years. He specializes in acupuncture, tuina, rock taping, and fire cupping.
Growing up in a Chinese medicine saturated culture, Sam knows how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help patients to improve their quality of life. He has extensive experience in treating, from kids to seniors, and from external trauma to internal medicine. If you have any questions about acupuncture or are wondering if it can help your pain, feel free to schedule an appointment. He is always available to serve the community!
When Sam is free, he enjoys traveling, watching sports, exploring museums and restaurants. He is a big Minnesota Gophers fan!
Dr. Phil Ragone is a chiropractor at the Health & Fitness Professionals location in Woodbridge, New Jersey. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Hofstra University before attending New York Chiropractic College, from which he graduated magna cum laude. Following graduation, Dr. Phil managed a large multi-disciplinary practice in Valley Stream, New York for over 15 years. He also opened a small family practice in Staten Island, New York.
Dr. Phil believes in a total body approach to health. Dr. Phil has, over the years, gained experience treating patients of all ages with various and challenging conditions. He utilizes a hands-on approach with patients and loves to educate them on how to live a pain free, healthier life.
When not at work, Dr. Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is an avid runner and sports enthusiast.
Physical Therapist Assistant
After over a decade of retail management, Michael decided to pursue a different career path and return to Rutgers University for his Exercise Science Degree. Michael graduated from Rutgers with his Bachelors Degree in 2014. After a year as a personal trainer, Michael wanted to change his focus to injury prevention and rehabilitation. He then went on to earn his Physical Therapy Assistant Degree at Union County College in 2016. Since becoming a PTA, Michael has worked with everyone from professional athletes to the geriatric population. Michael has taken multiple manually focused continuing education courses to assure his patients feel better with every treatment. He loves to pull from his unique background to customize treatment to return a patient to their desired activity level.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys kayaking with his wife, fishing and playing golf. Michael has also been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a grappling martial art, for 10 years.
Dr. Sara Choe is a Physical Therapist at the Health and Fitness Professionals office located in Woodbridge, NJ. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Minor in Psychology at University of the Sciences and went on to receive her Doctorate’s degree in Physical Therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2016. Sara has most of her experience in outpatient Orthopedics, post-operative conditions, and geriatric rehabilitation. Outside of work, Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants, and traveling!
Brooke is an Occupational Therapist at the Health and Fitness Professionals office located in Woodbridge, NJ. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Philadelphia University in 2019 and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in 2021.
Brooke has worked with populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics as well as experience in treating cognitive, sensory, and orthopedic conditions. Brooke is looking forward to helping clients develop, improve, recover the skills need to be independent, functional, and pain free in their daily activities and tasks.
In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on bike rides, and relaxing on the beach!
Dr. Christopher Wuttke (pronounced Wookiee) is a Chiropractor at the Health and Fitness Professional at the Freehold, NJ location. Dr. Wuttke earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He then attended the University of Bridgeport, School of Chiropractic to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Throughout his collegiate career, he received training in a variety of adjusting and myofascial techniques and has gained experience treating different types of musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions. Dr. Wuttke, through a rotation at the VA Hospital in Newington, Connecticut, treated a variety of conditions including Spinal Stenosis, Disc Herniations, and Radiculopathies while co-managing with acupuncture, primary care physicians, and rehabilitative exercises. Currently, he is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council, American Chiropractic Association Rehab Council, and Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.
During his free time, Dr. Wuttke enjoys watching Action and Sci-Fi movies. He also finds great joy in spending quality time with friends, family, and his rescue dog Duke. Dr. Wuttke is a nature enthusiast, regularly hiking national parks, and has a passion for immersing himself in new cultures and foods.
Physical Therapist Assistant
FMS Certified, CSST, Graston Certified
Jim graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2008 and completed his training to become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Union County College in 2011.
Jim enjoys working in the outpatient setting where he believes in an integrative, progressive, hands-on approach towards patient care, focusing on the individual needs and personalized goals of each patient. He has a strong interest and background in sport-specific rehab and recovery, utilizing his certification in Functional Movement Screening to address poor and restricted movement patterns to improve mobility.
Outside of work, Jim loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog. He is an avid football fan (go Buccaneers!) and will happily share his fantasy football pro tips. With interests ranging from technology to grilling to shoes, Jim is always learning about new things and loves finding new hobbies.
Dr. Una is a Chiropractor who believes that functional movement is the key to health and wellness. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and Bachelor’s in Applied Kinesiology from Rutgers The State University. Una is currently providing quality and personalized chiropractic care at the Health and Fitness Professionals in Scotch Plains, NJ. Growing up in India, she has learned to enjoy small things in life. She has devoted her time serving the community via her volunteering services at various health facilities, as putting the needs of others first is her priority. Dr. Una was selected by the Miami, FL VA hospital to partake in their honors clinical program where she gained experience by working alongside orthopedic surgeons, neurologist, neurosurgeon and physical medicine and rehab doctors for the betterment of her patients.
Una uses variety of different techniques to meet the diverse needs of her patients which results in precise and personalized treatment plans. Her treatment approach uses combination of Chiropractic Manipulation, active muscle release, electrical modalities, manual and instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization and corrective exercises. During her course of time at NYCC she also received additional training and management of pregnant and pediatric patients. In her free time Una enjoys kickboxing, reading, painting/drawing and spending time with her husband and family. Una brings in passion along with her care as she believes passion translates into results. Additionally, Una is also fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi.
Dr. Igor Katsnelson PT, DPT has nearly 10 years of experience in the Physical Therapy field spanning from home care to outpatient. Since graduating from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 2010 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, he has been excelling in all avenues of health including mind, body, and spirit. Utilizing a multifaceted mode of healing, he has found, improves longevity and efficacy of treatment. Aside from his beloved occupation, Dr. Igor continues to play soccer and volleyball, as he did during his undergraduate education, representing the Ramapo College of NJ while majoring in Biology. To learn more about Dr. Igor, call for an appointment! Sincerely, Igor Katsnelson PT, DPT
Jillian is an occupational therapist located in the Scotch Plains office. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health and Behavior Science from University of Delaware and went on to New York University, where she received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2019. Jillian has experience in the treatment of chronic pain, as well as a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and post-surgical rehabilitation for populations of all ages. Jillian is looking forward to helping patients develop and improve skills necessary to live their lives in an independent and functional manner. When she’s not working, she enjoys playing tennis, pilates, baking, and spending time outdoors with her goldendoodle, Ziggy.
Tsung (Mike) Lee, L.Ac, is a board certified, licensed acupuncturist, who holds double Masters of Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2014 and has practiced in New Jersey for the past eight years. Mike takes great pride in his work, and is a great Acupuncturist, and treats each patient as an individual, because every patient is different with regards to their pain.
Mike, is constantly learning and updating and incorporating new knowledge of Western medicine into the treatment of traditional Chinese medicine. Mike is always gaining more knowledge to help improve every patient’s level of pain with his unique treatment plan for each patient.
In his spare time, he likes to attend medical seminars and gain more knowledge related to traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine.
Dr. Markian Sonevytsky: Markian Sonevytsky is the Clinical Director of Health and Fitness Professionals in South Plainfield, NJ. Markian started his career by earning his Associates of Applied Science degree in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program from LaGuardia Community College in 1992. He moved on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Mercy College. He has more than 20 years of clinical and practical experience as a skilled physical therapist. He has worked as a manager and employee in various settings including: hospitals, home care, outpatient clinics, sports institutions, subacute, long-term, pediatric and geriatric arenas. He enjoys working closely with each of his patients. Markian works to uphold Health and Fitness Professionals time tested standard of personal and individualized care. He is an integral part of the Health and Fitness Professional team, and works tirelessly to provide the highest ethical quality of care.
Health and Fitness Professionals holds all of our physical therapists to the highest standard of care. As a leader at Health and Fitness Professionals, Mark is exemplary of the way our evidence-based practice incorporates one-on-one attention for each patient to develop a treatment plan that is individualized and optimized to achieve the best possible outcome for recovery. Mark like the entire Health and Fitness Professionals team, works tirelessly to go above and beyond for each patient.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Jason attended Jason Essex County College and completed his degree in Associate Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He also completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Jason has had extensive experience working in various settings including outpatient orthopedics, home health, and skilled nursing.
He enjoys working with clients of all ages to improve their level of function and quality of life.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys hiking throughout the tri-state area, visiting New Jersey and North Carolina beaches, running in half marathons, and playing indoor and beach volleyball.