Meet the Doctors

Meet the Team of Doctors

Dr. John Rotundo, practicing since 1994, and Dr. Michael Gazaleh, practicing since 2000, have successfully treated thousands of Hoboken/Jersey City residents since establishing Hudson Family Chiropractic in Hoboken in 2000. They incorporate exercise, stretching, trigger point massage, physiotherapy, and gentle chiropractic manipulation into the overall treatment protocol. They often can be found in the office before and after scheduled office hours. Dr. Rotundo and Dr. Gazaleh are both Hoboken residents.

The chiropractors do not use “cookie cutter” treatment plans. Each patient is treated according to his or her condition. Some patients require more extensive therapy while other patients require only a few visits. You will only receive the treatment needed and once your pain has dissipated, you will be released from care and advised to return only when needed.

Our physical therapist, Sejal Mair, PT, has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Sejal will use techniques that are designed to address a specific functional need of each patient. These dynamic activities must be part of an active treatment plan and be directed at a specific outcome. Please see our Physical Therapy page for more details about therapy and rehabilitation techniques and specific conditions that can be treated.

Dr. John Rotundo

Meet Dr. John Rotundo

At the age of 17, after many positive experiences with chiropractic, Dr. Rotundo knew his career path. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport, Magna Cum Laude, as a Dana Scholar. He then attended New York Chiropractic College and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1994.

He began practicing immediately after graduation. Prior to opening HFC in 2000, Dr. Rotundo had five years experience in a multidisciplinary office where he worked in unison with medical doctors on a daily basis (orthopedists, neurologists, physiatrists, internists, osteopaths, and general practitioners).

While Dr. Rotundo feels strongly about his chosen profession and applies chiropractic care as needed, he is very comfortable referring his patients to the appropriate medical doctor if co-treatment is necessary.

Dr. Michael Gazaleh

Meet Dr. Michael Gazaleh

Michael Gazaleh graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in February of 2000. Following graduation, he was fortunate enough to find educational opportunities, associating himself with exceptional doctors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York City.

With a strong understanding of the muscular system in active athletes, he opened his own practice in Manhattan in 2004. While enjoying practicing chiropractics, Michael continues to be very active himself. In June 2005 he started City Running Tours, which offers guided running tours of some of the great cities in the United States. Dr. Gazaleh joined HFC in early 2008.

Meet Dr. Vincent Porta

Dr. Porta completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at SUNY Cortland and went on the Palmer Chiropractic College where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic.

Meet Dr. Bill Magill

Dr. Magill completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and went on to graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic (just like Dr. Mike).  Bill has been around the practice for years, shadowing Dr. John and Dr. Mike while in college and then covering the practice as needed for the past several years prior becoming a regular part of our team.

Dr. Magill uses evidence-based treatment techniques and has a passion for helping people live an active, pain-free lifestyle. He keeps up to date with the latest research and has taken multiple post graduate training courses. After growing up playing a variety of sports, he went on to play football at the collegiate level which provided him with valuable experience on the training and rehabilitation of athletes. This experience allowed him to learn the most effective rehabilitation protocols to help fellow athletes get back in the game quickly, and safely.  Dr. Magill continues to remain active in basketball leagues and is passionate about health and fitness. He is looking forward to serving the local community and helping improve his patient’s overall quality of life.

Dr. Magill’s additional certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Graston Technique

Department of Transportation Certified Medical Examiner which allows him to perform DOT/CDL physical examinations.

Sejal Mair, PT

Sejal is a Board Certified Physical Therapist and received her Masters degree in physical therapy in 2004. Prior to working at Hudson Family Chiropractic and Physical therapy, her experiences and affiliations included treatment for sports medicine injuries, acute post surgical rehabilitation and
orthopedic rehabilitation for patients of all ages throughout the New York and New Jersey areas.

Sejal’s philosophy is to target not only the symptoms of each individual’s condition, but to reach the problem at the source. To do so, Sejal uses evidence based treatments, including therapeutic exercises and neuro-muscular rehabilitation.

Sejal holds certifications in:

  • Graston Technique
  • Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Neural tissue mobilization

Outside of work, Sejal enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, music, travel and exploring all New York city has to offer.

Foram Patel, DPT

Foram is a NY/ NJ licensed Physical therapist who received her doctorate from Utica college and has been practicing in the New York City area since 2013.

Foram utilizes many manual techniques including:

• Graston Technique
• Mulligan technique
• Stecco Approach
• ART (active release therapy)

She is also well versed in developing preventative screenings programs for fitness enthusiasts interested in:

• Crossfit
• Soul Cycle (spin cycling in general)
• HITT trainers

Foram considers herself a people person and believes her ability to easily connect with people is a huge asset to her profession. She firmly believes that physical therapy is more than just treating a physical symptom. She sees the body as a whole and therefore tries to connect physical, emotional, mental, and energy bodies within her approach.

When not working, she loves scuba diving and travelling as a volunteer in underdeveloped countries. She also enjoys being involved in environmental and community service programs. She is an avid dance lover and student at a reputable Dance Academy.

Dr. Jackee Shu DAc., L.Ac.

Dr Jackee Shu DAc., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist in New Jersey and New York, and board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her Doctor of Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York.

Being diagnosed with several medical conditions while sick during a 20-year stint in corporate finance led her on a holistic healing journey.

“I chose conscious eating, acupuncture, herbal formula, cupping + moxabustion as part of daily living over the conventional protocol of life-long medication for the diagnosis rendered.

The added bonus of these changes was that, for the first time in 15 years, I walked through Central Park in the middle of Spring, breathing through my nose, my eyes clear, fully appreciating the scent of this urban forest, medication free.

Grateful + curious, I became a Doctor of Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine while a full-time corporate professional.  The curriculum consisted of over 3,000 hours of training in Traditional Chinese Medicine with heavy emphasis on biosciences in biology, chemistry, pharmacology, ortho-neuro evaluation, anatomy, pathophysiology, gynecology, dermatology, and psychology. “

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