Dr. AJ Gaines, PT, DPT, CSCS

Director of Physical Therapy

Dr. AJ Gaines, PT, DPT, CSCS 2018-08-16T12:14:36+00:00

Dr. AJ Gaines was born and raised in Freehold, NJ. He graduated from Saint Francis University with a Bachelor of Science dual majoring in physical therapy and exercise physiology in 2014. In 2015 he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist under the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  In 2016 he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Francis University.

He is motivated by seeing patients able to reach their goals and live to their fullest potential and quality of life. His love for hands-on manual therapy, exercise, and learning help him to be a well-rounded health care professional. He has experience with Saint Francis’ Neurological Wellness clinic, and training Division 1 athletes including 3-time NEC champions for women’s swimming. He spends much of his free time with other therapists and trainers, discussing new and exciting ways to help patients.

Physical health is not just a job for Dr. Gaines, but a lifestyle and passion. He participates in annual mission trips abroad to provide physical therapy for those who cannot afford health care. Additionally, he volunteers his strength and conditioning services to young athletes in his community, and lives a fit and healthy lifestyle himself. AJ enjoys hiking, sports, martial arts, nature, going to the gym, and competing in Spartan Races.

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I came to PT after dislocating my shoulder at college. I went to PT there but it still kept popping out. After working with Dr. AJ, Dr. Chris, John, and Ryan, my shoulder no longer pops out. I feel stronger and more stable and have a lot less pain at work. They even let me watch the Yankees during my sessions.
Kayla J (8/15/18)
Dr A.J . Has been terrific with my rehabilitation of an L4 L5 bulging disc. My functions are pretty much back to normal and he is a great reason why I feel this way.
Thomas H (7/25/18)
Dr. AJ Gaines has helped me regain more rotational mobility and strength in my left knee since I began therapy with him a month ago. I experienced less pain after just the first week of therapy. In spite of the high volume of patients he treats daily, he is calm, caring and focused. He treats each patient he works with as if he or she is his single most important concern while still keeping an eye on his other patients as they exercise, offering suggestions for improvement in form for their best results. I highly recommend Dr. AJ for anyone in need of physical therapy.
Pam G (7/10/18)
AJ made the rehab experience comfortable, looked forward to going and get worked on.Had surguries where just getting to the rehab was a task,not at spine and wellness.AJ went about his business very professionally. THANK YOU AJ and Spine and wellness staff for making my rehab experience comfortable and rewarding.Left knee feels great…
Mark R (7/6/18)
Dr AJ was fantastic! I ran into AJ one day at the gym and we chatted about the knee pain that I was having. He recommended a course of action that within two months had me feeling back to normal again. I visited Dr AJ twice per week and his training sessions were thorough, fun, and most of all educational! I left NJ Spine and Wellness with a longterm plan to keep my knee healthy and moving correctly.
Gino M (6/26/18)
My experience with Dr. AJ was amazing! He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and truly cares about his patients and their well being. He takes his time when working with you and makes sure that he relieves any pain you are experiencing. Every visit with Dr. AJ was a pleasure. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to start physical therapy!
Maryam F (4/22/17)

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