Our Team

Your Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine Team

Dr. Ron Spiaggia, D.C.

Clinic Director

Dr. Ron Spiaggia, D.C.
Clinic Director

Education: Dr. Spiaggia is the Founding Partner and Clinic Director of Performance Rehabilitation and Integrated Medicine. He is a New Jersey licensed and Board Certified chiropractic physician credentialed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, with honors, from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY.

Expertise: Dr. Spiaggia’s area of expertise is conservative, non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic spinal and extremity disorders, with a clinical focus on herniated discs, spinal rehabilitation and sports injuries. He is certified in Cox flexion/distraction, DRX9000 Spinal Decompression Therapy and Manipulation Under Anesthesia. He has attended post-graduate seminars in Chiropractic Biophysics, Activator Methods and Active Release Technique. He was recently selected as one of America’s top Chiropractic Physicians by his peers.

Work Experience: Dr. Spiaggia is a former Associate Clinical Professor at New York Chiropractic College. He has been working in private practice since 2000. Dr. Spiaggia is currently a member of the American Chiropractic Association and New Jersey Chiropractic Association.

Special Interests: Married with three children, Dr. Spiaggia resides in Annandale, NJ. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, being active with his church, weight training and exercise and he is also an avid motorcyclist.

Dr. Spiaggia can be reached at drspiaggia@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Joseph Mejia, DO, FAAPM&R, RMSK

Medical Director

Dr. Joseph Mejia, D.O., F.A.A.P.M.
Medical Director

Education:Dr. Mejia completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received a B.S. in Biology. He then earned his medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and fellowship-trained in Interventional Pain/Musculoskeletal Medicine. He holds medical licenses in both the state of New Jersey and New York.

Expertise: Dr. Mejia is board certified in Physiatry, a medical specialty also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He is also fellowship-trained in interventional pain management. After completing his residency at NYU/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation, he received fellowship training in Interventional Pain/Musculoskeletal Medicine at UMDNJ/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

Special Interests: Dr. Mejia resides in Clifton, NJ and is married with four children. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Mejia can be reached at drmejia@performancerehabnj.com

Jason Ashcroft, PTA

Jason Ashcroft, PTA

Education: Jason completed his AAS as a Physical Therapist Assistant
through Essex County College. He continued his education by receiving
his BS in Sports Management through California University of
Pennsylvania. Jason also completed his certification as a personal
trainer through International Sports and Fitness Trainers Association.

Expertise: Jason has worked in various settings ranging from
outpatient orthopedics, short term rehabilitation facilities, and home
care physical therapy. Through these varied environments, Jason has
increased his knowledge base and clinics skills pertaining to manual
therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and exercise instruction.

Special Interests: In his spare time, Jason enjoys training and
participating in half marathons and triathlons, as well as taking road
trips to the mountains and beaches throughout the tri-state area.

Jason can be reached at JAshcroft@PerformanceRehabNJ.com

Dr. Diana Berardi, DPT

Dr. Diana Berardi, DPT

Education:Dr. Berardi earned her BS in Biology with a minor in Gerontology, as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Stockton University.

Expertise: Dr. Berardi has clinical experience in outpatient, skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care facilities. She currently practices in both outpatient and acute care setting with a focus on orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation.

Special Interests: Dr. Berardi enjoys staying active, running, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Berardi can be reached at drberardi@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Carmine DeFeo, DPT

Dr. Carmine DeFeo, DPT

Education:Dr. DeFeo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Virginia and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut.

Expertise: Dr. DeFeo has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic, neuro rehabilitation and acute care facilities. He has a passion for manual therapy and a special interest in rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.

Special Interests: In his spare time, Dr. DeFeo enjoys competing in powerlifting, cooking, fishing and spending time at the Jersey shore.

Dr. DeFeo can be reached at DrDeFeo@PerformanceRehabNJ.com

Dr. Vincent Diana, D.C.

Dr. Vince Diana, D.C.

Education: Dr. Diana completed his undergraduate degree at Ithaca College in Ithaca NY, where he received a BS in Exercise & Sport Sciences with a minor in Sports Psychology. While a student at Ithaca he served as an anatomy & physiology teaching assistant. Dr. Diana went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca falls NY. Dr. Diana is a board certified chiropractic physician credentialed by the National Board of Chiropractic Physicians and holds chiropractic licenses in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Special Interests: As a former college football player, Dr. Diana has special interests in the diagnosis, treatment and management of sports related injuries. In his spare time he enjoys health & fitness activities, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr. Diana can be reached at drdiana@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Frank Donaruma, D.C.

Dr. Frank Donaruma

Education: Dr. Frank Donaruma is a New Jersey licensed and Board Certified chiropractic physician credentialed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. After an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, he completed his Associates of Arts degree at Edison College in Ft. Myers Florida. Dr. Donaruma then attended Life Chiropractic College where he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He has been in private practice in the Watchung area for over 30 years.

Expertise: Dr. Donaruma is a Subluxation-Based Chiropractor and also utilizes many other techniques in his practice because he realized that every person he serves is a unique individual and deserves the best care based on their specific needs. He is a member of several national and local chiropractic organizations and is also a Certified Health Minister in nutritional counseling. He lectures throughout the tri-state area on nutritional healing as well as chiropractic and other health topics. Dr. Donaruma believes that a healthy life is a life of balance. He believes that a person who is physically, emotionally and spiritually balanced has the the best chance of living life to their full potential.

Special Interests: Dr. Donaruma has been married to his best friend, Cathey, for over 40 years. They have three married adult sons and eight grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing tennis and riding his motorcycle. He is very active in his church where he serves as an Elder.

Dr. Donaruma can be reached by email at: drdonaruma@PerformanceRehabNJ.com

Dr. Allison Giordano, DPT

Dr. Allison Giordano, DPT

Education: Dr. Giordano earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Psychology from Boston University and went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Delaware.  She has taken a variety of continuing education classes, most recently with a focus on working towards her CIMT (Certified Integrated Manual Therapist).

Expertise: Dr. Giordano has a diverse clinical background, with experience in outpatient, acute care, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.  She currently works in both outpatient orthopedics as well as acute care and believes her experience has helped to make her a more well-rounded clinician.

Special Interests: In her spare time, Dr. Giordano enjoys hiking, cooking, running, reading, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Dr. Giordano can be reached at DrGiordano@performancerehabnj.com

Leah M Gordon, PTA

Leah M Gordon, PTA

Leah earned her MS in Exercise Science from California University of PA, a BS in Business Management from the State University of NY, an AAS from Essex County College and holds a licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  Leah is personal trainer certified through the National Council on Strength & Fitness.

Leah’s expertise is in exercise with certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist, and Women’s Fitness Specialist

Special Interests
Leah’s philosophy is to view a patient as a whole person and not as an isolated body part that requires treatment. Leah uses her experience as a college instructor to educate her clients in maintaining well-being.  She enjoys working with a diverse patient population ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. In her free time, Leah loves to explore the unknown, hike and enjoys outdoor adventures.  She is creating a flair for cooking and likes entertaining family and friends.

Email Leah at: LGordon@Performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Dane Hardy, D.C.

Dr. Dane Hardy, D.C.

Education: Dr. Hardy received his Doctorate Degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NJ. He also attended New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, where he played four years of Division I baseball, before enrolling at NYCC.

Expertise: Dr. Hardy has worked in various chiropractic offices and is excited to be joining the Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine team. He is a Board Certified Chiropractic physician and holds a New Jersey chiropractic license.

Dr. Hardy’s background in sports has influenced his treatment approach. He believes that the treatment of muscles and joints are an integral part of recovery. He specializes in soft tissue therapies that aide in the recovery of athletic related injuries.

Special Interests: Dr. Hardy enjoys spending time outdoors with his dog Leia. He also enjoys serving his community by coaching amateur baseball players throughout New Jersey. Dr. Hardy’s hobbies include table tennis, fishing and paintball.

Dr. Hardy can be reached at DrHardy@performancerehabnj.com

Aaron Park, L.Ac

Aaron Park, L.Ac

Education: Aaron is a licensed acupuncturist and is board certified in NJ. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Baruch College and his Masters Degree from New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Work Experience: Acupuncture, contrary to popular belief is not merely an insertion of needles into one’s body to fix pain. Acupuncture as a whole involves a more comprehensive understanding of the patient’s emotional, psychological and physiological states as well as the patient’s lifestyle. Aaron focuses on promoting a healthy mind set before anything else. He believes that emotional balance is crucial for the wellness of the person and that the mind dictates the body. It is his belief that many conditions arise from the emotional disturbance or disharmony from ones emotional mental state, and that it is important to understand the whole person rather than merely localized pain and symptoms. Aaron performs the following types of acupuncture: Neuropuncture, five elements acupuncture, and Korean four-needle technique. Although he can perform all three types, he specializes in Neuropuncture. Neuropuncture is acupuncture integrated with neuroscience. It is the most current oriental medicine, used to target the nerve bundles. The Neuropuncture he performs helps alleviate the following conditions: digestive issues, smoking addictions, pain management and gynecological issues. He also specializes in stress related mental conditions such as, but not limited to depression and anxiety. Aaron often times uses an electric stimulation that creates muscle movement and helps strengthen the muscles.

Special Interests: Residing in Hackensack, NJ, Aaron is an avid music lover who can appreciate many different instruments. On the weekends, you can find Aaron spending time with his wife and son or meditating to bring calm back to his mind and body.

Aaron can be reached at Apark@performancerehabnj.com

Jennifer Zapotocky, PTA

Jennifer Zapotocky, PTA

Education: Jennifer earned her BA in Psychology from Felician College. After that she decided to pursue a different career path and earned her AAS from Essex County College and then achieved licensure as a PTA.

Expertise: Jen has worked in numerous outpatient clinics specializing in orthopedic work. Jen finds working in an integrated medical facility exhilarating and ever changing. She enjoys working with patients to achieve their goal of better health. She brings with her not only knowledge but a compassionate and caring demeanor.

Special Interests: On the weekends, Jen’s favorite place to be is outside. She enjoys hiking and experiencing new things, spending time with her family and friends.

Jen Zapotocky can be reached at Jzap@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Jonathan Moshenberg, DPT, CAMT

Dr. Jonathan Moshenberg, DPT, CAMT

Education:Dr. Moshenberg earned his undergraduate and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He then continued his education and earned his CAMT (Certified Advanced Manipulative Therapy) credentials. CAMT provides revolutionary results even for the most stubborn and unresolved musculoskeletal, orthopedic and pain problems.

Work Experience: Dr. Moshenberg’s expertise lies in manual therapy. He has worked at a number of outpatient clinics with an emphasis on orthopedic and sports injury care. His goal is to help patients get better and he enjoys working with them to reach that goal.

Special Interests:In his spare time, Dr. Moshenberg and his wife are working on their new home and enjoying the joys of home ownership and new parenthood. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Moshenberg can be reached at drmoshenberg@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Nick Owens, D.C.

Education: Dr. Nick Owens completed his undergraduate degree at Salisbury University in Salisbury Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise & Sports Sciences. Dr. Owens went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta Georgia. Dr. Owens is a board certified chiropractic physician credentialed by the National Board of Chiropractic Physicians.

Special Interests: Having participated in multiple team sports, Dr. Owens has strong interests in sports injuries and soft tissue rehabilitation. He believes in treating the whole person; not just the symptom and customizing treatment plans based on individual patient needs. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon and their rescue dog Ed, usually doing something outdoors.

Dr. Owens can be reached by email at drowens@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Anthony Piccillo, D.C.

Dr. Anthony Piccillo, D.C.

Education:Dr. Piccillo graduated from Immaculata High School and achieved his Associates Degree in Pre-Medical Professional Studies from Raritan Valley Community College. He then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrative Health Care and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from New York Chiropractic College. While studying at NYCC, Dr. Piccillo worked on campus as a Student Researcher, Academic Tutor, Personal Trainer and he was inducted to the Phi Chi Omega Chiropractic Honors Society.

Expertise:Dr. Piccillo’s area of expertise is the primary management of spine-related disorders and orthopedic injuries. He has attended numerous post-graduate seminars in Sports Medicine, Functional & Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation & Neuromuscular Reeducation. Dr. Piccillo is passionate about providing both patient-centered and relationship-centered care within a fully integrated healthcare system in an effort to help patients achieve optimal recovery and increased productivity.
Prior to joining Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Piccillo was the Owner and Clinic Director of New Jersey Spine & Sports Rehabilitation, the official on-site healthcare service for Newark, NJ’s Fraternal Order of Police, FBI, SWAT & DEA. Dr. Piccillo is currently a member of the American Chiropractic Association and New Jersey Chiropractic Association.

Special Interests:Dr. Piccillo is a life-long resident of Long Hill Township. During his free time, he enjoys surfing in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, competitive fitness training and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Piccillo can be reached at DrPiccillo@performancerehabnj.com

Catherine Staples, RN

Catherine Staples, RN

Education: Catherine (Kate) earned her BS in Foods and Nutrition from Montclair State University and her RN from Muhlenberg School of Nursing. She continues to expand her horizons with ongoing education pertinent to her field.

Expertise: Kate has worked in Long Term and Hospice Care settings as well as other outpatient centers. Her ability to connect with the patients on an emotional level eases their apprehensions and makes the patients feel more comfortable.

Special Interests: In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, she is an active participant in her church, enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Kate can be reached at cstaples@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Kevin Tabije, DO

Dr. Kevin Tabije, DO

Education: Dr. Tabije earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Binghamton University. He then completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He went on to earn his Medical Degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an internship at Nassau University Medical Center, where he received the “Intern of the Year” award. He continued his training as a resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rusk Rehabilitation, New York University Langone Medical Center

Expertise: Dr. Tabije completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain / Muscoskeletal Medicine at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School.

Special Interests: In his spare time, Dr. Tabije enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children. He also enjoys running marathons and hopes to visit all of the United States landmarks and national parks with his family.

Dr. Tabije can be reached at drtabije@performancerehabnj.com

Dr. Winson Ma, D.C.

Dr. Winson Ma, DC

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Dr. Ma can be reached at drtabije@performancerehabnj.com