Jonathan graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. Later he completed his Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant (AAS) in May 2020. He worked for an outpatient rehabilitation facility which focused on assisting sports-related injuries. Throughout his clinical rotations, Jonathan has also had experience working with those that have suffered from traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. His goal is to be well-versed in a broad range of programming, treatments, and modalities for restoring and mitigating functions in order to better support his patients. During his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his daughter (Sophia) and dog (Frankie), fishing, being a grill master and playing video games.
Pooja Ragha, OTR
Pooja completed her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She graduated from Clarkson University in 2021 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and is a registered Occupational Therapist with the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy. During her fieldwork, Pooja treated patients with various musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, cardiac conditions, and post-surgical conditions.
Via her fieldwork experiences, Pooja can design and implement treatment plans to enhance occupational engagement for varying age groups ranging from children to older adults. Pooja considers your body, everyday habits, routines, and roles when treating any functional limitations while focusing on your unique needs to improve your quality of life. Pooja’s therapeutic skills within the occupational therapy scope of practice include but are not limited to upper extremity conditions and limitations, fine/gross motor limitations, balance training, work simplification/energy conservation, functional mobility, body ergonomics/lifting technique training, functional limitations with activities of daily living (i.e., dressing, bathing, grooming), and limitations with instrumental daily activities (i.e., home management tasks such as cooking, cleaning, driving). Pooja plans on furthering her skills through various therapeutic based courses and certifications. During her free time, Pooja enjoys traveling, watching movies and tv shows, and spending time with friends/family.
Clifford Bachiman, PT, DPT
Clifford graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science where he developed a strong interest in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ in 2017. Throughout his clinical rotations, Clifford had the opportunity to deliver specialized care to a wide patient base seeking Physical Therapy for athletic injuries, neurological impairments, post-operative care, lower limb amputations and cardiopulmonary conditions.
As an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer, Clifford joins Maywood PT with a philosophy that fuses rehabilitation and fitness, and a focus on improving quality of life. Clifford plans on furthering his education and skills through various manual therapy and orthopedic based courses and certifications. During his free time, he enjoys running, playing music, and spending time with family and friends.
MARIA DIAZ CASTRO OTR
Maria completed her undergraduate studies at Kean University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then graduated from Columbia University in 2021 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Maria has clinical experience working with adults with musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions, cardiac conditions, post-surgical conditions and psychological conditions. Maria also has experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
As an Occupational Therapist, Maria approaches rehabilitation via a holistic approach that uses bio-physical means to improve participation in every activity required to live an independent, productive, and satisfying life despite a certain diagnosis, injury, ailment, altered ability, and/or illness. Her goal is to further her education to be well-versed in a broad range of evidence-based treatment methodologies and modalities to help patients through their rehabilitation journey and improve their quality of life. During her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with friends / family, traveling, exercising and trying new cuisines.
Physical Therapist Aide
Jeremy is a recent graduate of the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers State University in New Brunswick. At Rutgers, he acquired his B.S. degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a focus on applied kinesiology and a minor in psychology. During Jeremy's studies at Rutgers, he gained experience in the field of physical therapy as an intern for Kessler Rehabilitation. Jeremy hopes to continue his education to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In the meantime, Jeremy is working on certifications in a number of different fields including becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Jungyup Song LAc
Jungyup Song is a NJ, NY, and CA licensed acupuncturist and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in New York, with a degree of Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). Dr. Song earned the degree of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(DAOM) with a specialty in pain management from South Baylo University in Los Angeles, where he learned advanced acupuncture skills. He developed advanced knowledge of patient assessment and diagnosis while learning and studying clinical researches, clinical supervision, teaching, and collaborating with other healthcare providers. He focuses on Evidence-based medicine (EBM) for better quality of acupuncture service and holistic approach.
My name is Jamila, I started working at Maywood PT and transitioned to Bergenfield PT in Jan 2020. On my free time I like to watch new movies with my nephew as well as being with my family and friends.
Priyanka Pandya, MS, PT, is a licensed physical therapist certified in several manual therapies, including cupping, rock taping, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization along with soft-tissue mobilization. Priyanka is dedicated to helping patients of all ages and backgrounds return to a pain-free life.
Before graduating from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, with a master’s degree in exercise physiology, Priyanka earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and worked in a cardiac unit in India. After finishing her master’s degree, Priyanka moved to New York, where she gained valuable experience working in the rehabilitation department at Long Island Jewish Medical Center as well as an outpatient rehabilitation facility.
Priyanka has expertise in treating all types of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. An athlete herself, Priyanka has personal knowledge of injuries related to exercise and the nonsurgical and nonpharmacologic methods of treating them. She also works with older adults on important issues like fall prevention and managing arthritis pain.
Dr. Fanny Wong, DC
Dr. Fanny Wong is an alumnus of New work Chiropractic College where she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic and Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Wong holds a New York and New Jersey Chiropractic license. Prior to this, Dr. Wong attended University at Buffalo where she received her Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences.
Dr. Wong values patient-centered and evidence-based care and strives to increase patient’s longevity and improve their quality of life. Dr. Wong believes in treating the body as a whole and not the symptom. She tailors each treatment plan to the individual’s specific needs to help them reach optimal recovery.