meet the team
Joseph Mazzeo D.C.
Dr. Joseph Mazzeo is a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in Matawan, NJ. Following graduation from Bloomfield College in 1999, Dr. Mazzeo attended New York Chiropractic College where he graduated in 2002. Upon graduation Dr. Mazzeo received the Dr. Frank T. DeGiacomo Technique Award for his graduating class for outstanding chiropractic adjusting technique among his peers.
Dr. Joseph Mazzeo has been a practicing chiropractor for 16 years and has treated patients in a variety of situations including sports injury, personal injury, and family practice. Dr. Mazzeo works under the belief that each patient is an individual and that no two conditions are exactly alike. Therefore, Dr. Mazzeo offers individualized treatment programs for an array of conditions such as neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, headaches, and other joint pain. He Dr. Mazzeo believes in properly diagnosing and treating the cause of a condition, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Dr. Mazzeo's vast experience gives him a wide knowledge base which allows him to be comfortable in treating a variety of different conditions.
Dr. Mazzeo has worked with many professional athletes including professional MMA fighters and NFL players. In addition, he is credentialed as an expert witness in New Jersey for the interpretation of spinal MRI findings. He is a former college adjunct professor having taught courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Nursing Chemistry, and Microbiology.
Outside of the office Dr. Mazzeo is an avid pool player. He participates in many local leagues and teams which travel to play in national tournaments. His other interests include chess, racquetball, movies, and spending time with his family. He is married to his wife Lyn and together they have three children.
LAURA FUNK D.C.
Dr. Laura Funk started regular Tuesdays at the Woodbridge location in July of 2018. originally from Somerset county, she attended New College of Florida and graduated with a dual Bachelors in biology and psychology. She became interested in chiropractic care after undergrad, particularly the whole body wellness potential that chiropractic care could provide.
She attended chiropractic college at Palmer West in San Jose, California where she specialized in elective courses in pediatrics, nutrition, extremities, and musculoskeletal work. After receiving her doctorate, she moved back east to obtain a master's in Applied clinical nutrition at New York chiropractic college, during which she practiced in an office that specialized in chiropractic biophysics and wellness care. Since moving back to NJ in 2010, she has continued pursuing knowledge in the fields of nutrition, muscle techniques, and extremity work through seminars and webinars. She has been working regularly Tuesdays at the Woodbridge location since July 2018.
DOCTOR OF ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTIAL MEDICINE
MARIA PHILLIPS, D.A.O.M., L.A.C.
Dr. Maria Phillips, D.A.O.M., is Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and is a licensed Acupuncturist in New Jersey and New York. She is a seasoned Health Care Professional with over 20 years of experience and is dedicated to health, wellness and the transformation of body, mind, spirit.
Maria received her Doctorate from American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (Integrating Western and Eastern Medicine) focusing on Pain Management and Women’s Health).
She graduated with honors from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with a Masters of Science Oriental Medicine. She completed internships with Xuan Wu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China and Chinese Massage and Tui Na at the Beijing Massage Hospital for the Handicapped. Maria also holds a B.A. from Fordham University and completed postgraduate studies in Clinical Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Maria is originally from Barbados. She came to the United States in 1969. Her family has a long tradition of herbal medicine and midwifery. Maria lives with her two sons in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Honors and Recognition:
In 2007, Maria was recognized and made an honored member of “Montclair Who’s Who In Health Care” a publication that Highlights professionals who exhibit the highest standards of expertise and care throughout North America and Canada.
- Certified - Acupuncture to support Cancer patients, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC.
- Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
- Certified – Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Haven Hospice Volunteer, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ since 1997, providing support to the terminally ill and their families.
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Reiki Master
- Graduate of The New Seminary of New York, Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor - 1999 (Interfaith is a spiritual philosophy, which honors and values the fundamental beauty and wisdom in ALL religious traditions.
- The motto of The New Seminary is "Never instead of ....Always in addition to.")
- Zen Studies Society Meditation Practitioner since 1980
Maria is originally from Barbados. She came to the United States in 1969. Her family has a long tradition of herbal medicine and midwifery. Maria lives with her two sons in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
Originally from the Philippines, Kristine graduated from Roselle Park High School in 2016 and currently attends Union County College with an anticipated graduation date of 2020. Following her high school graduation Kristine began working as a clerk at the Roselle Park Board of Education and Special Service Department before joining the Woodbridge Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center team in 2018.
In her time at Absolute, Kristine has become a valuable member of the team, gaining experience working directly with patients and assisting with other tasks in the daily operations of the office. Her outgoing personality and incredible interpersonal skills have allowed her to become a patient favorite at the office. Her interests outside of the office include attending concerts and hiking.
Licensed Massage Therapist
My name is Robert Greiza; I am a life long resident of Sewaren. I’m blessed to live in a historic home with my wife, son, and our two beloved pets.
I have been a full-time licensed Massage Therapist, Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner since 2008 after graduating from The Academy of Natural Health Science and Wellness in Woodbridge, NJ.
I also hold a BFA in painting and photography from Kutztown University PA.
My approach to bodywork is like that of an artist often blending styles to better fit the needs of my clients. Through compassionate and careful listening I address individual client needs bringing about a sense of wellbeing and balance. While firm pressure is my strength, relaxation and comfort are still the ideal goals. Working with those who experience chronic pain due to injury, specifically in the shoulders and neck, hips, and those who suffer from headaches and sciatica. Early in my career, I worked with athletes that gave me in appreciation for the importance of physical fitness and stretching which are often incorporated into my sessions.
I have worked at Woodbridge Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center since 2018. In that time I have learned much about health and wellness from our knowledgeable chiropractors I thoroughly enjoy working with a team that puts patients first! As a member of the staff is my job to prepare people for adjustments. I believe everyone has their own set of life experiences, which deeply affects their personal preferences and needs.
Music has always been a driving force in my life as well. As a musician, I have become more aware of the value of stress reduction in our lives. With my band “…nothing follows”, I have gained an appreciation for rhythm and the healing properties of sound, which I plan to pursue further in the future.
“I am and always will be an artist and my career as well as my life will forever be inspired by the spirit of creativity.”
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