About Us

Dr. Edward Shmaruk, D.C.

Dr. Edward Shmaruk, D.C. is a Board Certified Chiropractor licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. Dr. Shmaruk received his undergraduate degree from Montclair State University and his doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He provides a non-invasive alternative healthcare approach to his clients who have suffered a disruption to their musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
His practice emphasizes on the areas of sports injuries, automobile accidents, work related traumas and family care/wellness programs. With the use of Chiropractic care and other therapeutic treatments, Dr. Shmaruk has had great success in promoting the healing process and preventing similar injuries and symptoms from re-occurring.
He holds a first degree black belt in Taekwondo and actively teaches and practices the art. In February 2009, Dr. Shmaruk was invited to be the team chiropractor for the FIBT World Bobsled & Skeleton Team Championships in Lake Placid. He worked with world class Olympic Athletes for the Russian Olympic Bobsled & Skeleton teams. He provided chiropractic treatments, physio-therapeutic and functional rehabilitation that helped maximize each athletes performance. Dr. Shmaruk has been invited back to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Shmaruk is also active in the community. He sponsors an Adult Soccer league called the Oakland Strikers and gives various lectures on health topics and concerns about spinal hygiene,posture, and living a healthy and pain free lifestyle.

Maria Rita Veronica Tirona, PT

Maria earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Fatima University, Manila Philippines and gained 15 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings in New York and New Jersey specializing in the areas of post-operative, orthopedic, sport and geriatric cases. She continues to polish her skills by attending seminars and courses every year. She loves to travel all over the world with family and friends, and in her spare time enjoys jogging, riding her bike and enjoying nature.

Dong-Nam Ahn D.C., L.Ac.

Dr. Ahn is a both a licensed Chiropractor and Acupuncturist in NY and NJ. He was trained at Palmer Chiropractic college and graduated in 2001 and continued his education at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he graduated in 2006 and became licensed to practice Acupuncture. He has extensive experience in providing holistic, natural treatment for various sports injuries, traumas, automobile injuries, and many more spinal, extremity acute and chronic conditions. In his spare time, Dr Ahn enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, nature, and reading.

Crystal - Licensed Massage Therapist

Is a graduate of The Academy of Massage Therapy and has been practicing Massage & Bodywork since 2011. As our Lead Massage Therapist ,she has a knowledge of & passion for many specialties including Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Therapeutic and Stretching Techniques. Healing is Crystal's ultimate goal and she utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering for non-profit organizations, kayaking, and continuing her education in Health Science.

Lorena Cespedes - Licensed Massage Therapist

Lorena is a graduate of the American Institute Massage Therapy program in Clifton , NJ. She believes that in order to live a healthy , happy life , self care is a necessity. Her goal is to tailor each massage session in accordance to the needs and requests of the individual. She uses a variety of techniques like myofascial release , deep tissue, trigger point release, and Lymphatic Drainage. She likes to work energetically and follows her intuition when massaging her clients. In her spare time Lorena loves to Work out , practice yoga and meditation. She loves to study health and nutrition , go on adventures like kayaking, paddle boarding as well as hiking.

Genesis Rosas

She is an experienced bilingual office manager in English and Spanish. She is a Berkeley College graduate with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and is also certified in medical billing and coding. She is responsible for all office procedures and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. Being in the medical field for half a decade, it has made her to be compassionate, devoted, independent, professional, hard worker, and a great team leader. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and helping those in need.

Annie Freund

Annie is our Patient Coordinator, who has over 5+years experience. She takes high pride in providing our patients with the best possible service.

“I truly enjoy the work atmosphere and connection with our patients.”

On her down time, she enjoys golfing with her husband Jeremy and watching their three sons play sports. She loves to take road trips and also partake in charitable events such as the annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness.