Our Team

Location : Physical Therapy

Dr. Sean Basinger, PT, DPT

CEO/President

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.

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Dr. Kevin McElroy

Medical Director

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.

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Dr. Richard Daniels

Interventional Radiologist

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.

Location : Pain Management

Dr. Steven Ferrer

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.

Location : Occupational Therapy , Woodbridge

Lisa Pignataro

Occupational Therapist

Lisa is an Occupational Therapist located in the Woodbridge office. She has been working for multiple years in the outpatient clinic setting, where she has a wide variety of experience in hand and upper extremity injuries, post-surgical orthopedic care, neurological conditions, and working with individuals across the life span. Lisa received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Kean University in 2018. Lisa specializes in improving and restoring her patients function and strength, adapting and modifying the activities they need and want to do, both in the clinic and outside of the clinic throughout the therapy process in order to return to their pain free desired level of function. Lisa believes in treating the person beyond the injury, and keeps in mind what matters to them, while utilizing a wide variety of techniques with a hands-on approach to help patients return to, and maintain their highest level of independence and function, pain free! In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, spending time with her fiancé and her dog, Roman, and exploring the surrounding areas of the NYC skyline, and the beaches of LBI, NJ.

Location : Physical Therapy , Woodbridge

Dr. Katie Cocilovo

Physical Therapist

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!

Location : Chiropractic , Woodbridge

Dr. Jonathan Segreti

Chiropractor

While achieving his Bachelors in Health Sciences at Drexel, Jon spent time working with the rehabilitation department at Hahnemann Hospital. This department was comprised of physical and occupational therapists where Dr. Jon was exposed to a multitude of different patients and personalities. This aided Dr. Jon in the development of passion and dedication for patient’s and their recovery. After sustaining a serious training injury, Jon was first exposed to chiropractic care and ultimately became the driving factor for Jon to switch from his former career path and pursue a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic.

As a former athlete Dr. Jon has always had a deep rooted passion for sports. This helped him make an easy transition into aiding athletes to achieve their full potential through chiropractic treatment. During his tenure at Palmer Chiropractic College in Daytona Beach Florida, Jon served as a member of the sports council and was highly sought after by local youth athletes in the Palmer Clinic. There, the majority of his patients consisted of football, volleyball, weightlifting, swimming and track athletes in high school and collegiate levels. This allowed him the opportunity to grow his versatility and expand his dynamic chiropractic portfolio. The exposure during this short period helped develop a craft that Dr. Jon hopes to carry far into his doctorate career and provide benefit to all in need.

Location : Acupuncture , Scotch Plains , Woodbridge

Sam Shen

Acupuncturist

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!

Location : Physical Therapy , Woodbridge

Michael Kelly

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. 

Location : Physical Therapy , Woodbridge

Dr. Brian Kennedy

Physical Therapist

Dr. Brian Kennedy is a Physical Therapist at the Health and Fitness Professional office located in Woodbridge, NJ. He has been working for multiple years in outpatient clinics, specializing in the treatment of sports injuries, post-surgical care, migraines, back and neck pain. Dr. Brian received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from Philadelphia University, but after working in his field, decided that he wanted a direct effect on his client’s care and returned to school to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Widener University. Dr. Brian has been working to improve his abilities within orthopedics in order to acquire higher specialties within the field. Brian enjoys spending his free time with his wife (Jackie), two dogs (Buster and Lena) and new baby daughter. Dr. Brian likes to employ a well-rounded holistic treatment approach to ensure a full and long-lasting effect!

Location : Chiropractic , Freehold

Dr. Christopher Wuttke

Chiropractor

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.

Location : Freehold , Physical Therapy

Jim Ehirim

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.

Location : Chiropractic , Scotch Plains

Dr. Unnati Patel

Chiropractor

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.

Location : Physical Therapy , Scotch Plains

Dr. Igor Katsnelson

Physical Therapist

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

Location : Occupational Therapy , Scotch Plains

Jillian Mongiove

Occupational Therapist

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.

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