Meet the Team

Dr. John Rotundo is the founder of the practice and now Director of Physician Services. He, Dr. Michael Gazaleh, and Dr. William Magill have successfully treated thousands of Hoboken/Jersey City residents since establishing Hudson Family Chiropractic in 2000. They incorporate exercise, stretching, trigger point massage, physiotherapy, and gentle chiropractic manipulation into the overall treatment protocol.  John, Mike, & Bill are all Hudson County 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 therapists Elaine “Elina” Waksman, MSPT and Suzanna Skomial, PT, DPT, NCS have extensive experience in treating a wide variety of patients with orthopedic, neurological, and pelvic floor conditions.

Our therapists 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

Dr. John Rotundo, DC

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).

Dr. Michael Gazaleh

Dr. Michael Gazaleh, DC

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.

Dr. Bill Magill, DC

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.

Elaine “Elina” Waksman, PT, MSPT

Elina is a senior and dedicated physical therapist since 1997, with specialization in pain management and pelvic floor. Elina is the perfect partner for your journey to wellness. With a solid foundation as a 500-hour certified yoga instructor and a pilates expert with a focus on rehabilitation, Elina blends the art of movement with the science of healing. Her commitment to your progress is unmatched, thanks to her certification in strength and conditioning programs that ensures every step you take is purposeful and effective. Her approach is underpinned by a deep well of compassion and patience.

“As a mother, friend, and daughter, I understand the importance of support and empathy in the healing process.” With years of experience in manual therapy and therapeutic techniques, Elina tailors each session to your unique needs, ensuring that your journey is not only productive but also comfortable.

Suzanna Skomial, PT, DPT, NCS

Suzie is a Herman & Wallace certified pelvic floor therapist and focuses strictly on pelvic floor physical therapy. For more information about Dr. Skomial and pelvic floor physical therapy, click here.

Christian Tiongson, Licensed PTA, NASM-SFC

Christian is a 10 year veteran PTA who has amazing manual skills. He is a proven team player with the ability to provide individualized treatment plans.  He has amazing knowledge of anatomy and performs his sessions with emphasis on time, resource and personnel
management while striving for efficiency, quality care and patient safety.

His credentials include:
NASM Stretch & Flexibility Coach
KT Certified
IASTM Certified

Dr. Natalie Lutz, DACM, LAc

Hours: (UPTOWN)
Tuesday 9am – 2pm
Friday 8am to 12pm

Natalie Lutz, DACM, LAc is a board certified and NJ licensed acupuncturist. She attended Pacific College of Health and Sciences where she obtained her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She also holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors of Arts from Villanova University.

Natalie became fascinated in the holistic approach to healing after having terrible gastrointestinal disturbance in college and it was acupuncture and herbal medicine that led her to recovery. Natalie pursued her degree in a medicine about which she is passionate so that she can help others to find the same relief and healing she found, while above all fostering a nurturing environment and being a positive force and impact in their lives. Natalie’s mission is to partner with her patients to help one feel like the best version of themself —  body, mind and spirit.

While completing the rigorous 4-year graduate program at Pacific College, Natalie’s education included 3000 hours of coursework in both Eastern and Western medical sciences and public health as well as clinical hours. In clinic, Natalie treated a wide variety of patients and is passionate about helping those suffering from acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal disorders, women’s heath, wellness and fertility, dermatology and mental health.  Since graduating she has worked in multiple clinics and is now excited to be practicing in the town that she lives in and loves…Hoboken!

Natalie provides general acupuncture and is happy to offer a subspecialty in women’s health and fertility.

Prior to working as an acupuncturist, Natalie worked as a holistic health coach and is certified in holistic health and nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. When not in clinic, Natalie enjoys cooking, fitness and spending time with her husband and french bulldog puppy in Hoboken.

Joseph DelGiodice, LAc, CH, ND

Hours: Monday 2:30pm – 6:30pm (DOWNTOWN)

Joe is a long-time member of the Hudson Healing Arts family (July 16, 1999) which is right upstairs from our downtown location. He is a board-certified acupuncturist, Chinese and Western herbalist, and naturopath who focuses on whole body wellness, geriatrics, musculoskeletal care, women’s and men’s health, and natural food education.

He regularly treats all manner of aches and pains, allergies, PMS, stress related conditions, insomnia, IBS, and seasonal related ailments. Having studied extensively with herbalist priest Jeffrey Yuen, and having been a long-time apprentice to Master Western Herbalist, David Simon, Joe is a graduate of Rutgers College, the Somerset School of Massage Therapy, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and the American Naturopathic Medical Institute. Joe is currently a faculty member at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bloomfield, NJ. In addition to serving for years as an Exam Proctor for the NJ State Board of Medical Examiners, he is a past lecturer of Comprehensive Review and teaching assistant in Orthopedic Neurology at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City.

Mackenzie Clark, Stretch Therapist

Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 12pm – 3pm
Friday 12pm – 6pm

BSc in Exercise Science, Certified Flexologist, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pain Free Performance Specialist (PPSC)

Mackenzie, a Hoboken resident, has had a lifelong passion for fitness and athletics.  She attended University of Buffalo where she achieved her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and competed as a D1 track and cross country athlete.  She is now dedicated to guiding individuals on their fitness journeys through stretch therapy and personal training.

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