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.< all Physical Therapists
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Professional, knowledgeable, caring staff! NJ Spine and Wellness is dedicated to treating their patients to recover as quickly as possible. In the short amount of time that I have been going I have seen tremendous improvement in the recovery of my injury. I highly recommend NJ Spine and Wellness if you are in need of physical therapy. Claire Hall
I am so happy to have found NJ Spine and Wellness in Freehold. From the front desk to every single person I have come in contact with, have been the friendliest most helpful people ever. Everyone there is truly amazing! Mike is a very professional and a wonderful therapist as well as all the assistants there. They are very accommodating and go out of their way to do anything and everything to help you. Thank you for a great experience! Isabel Besanceney
Great experiences at NJ Spine. Always taken at appointment time - never have to wait for therapy session to begin. Therapists are all professional, knowledgeable, courteous and definitely put me at ease. Facility is very clean and organized. The staff is incredibly friendly and always, always pleasant and willing to help with any questions I have had. In short - you have an amazing group of people. Marge Arnao
Only the best things to say about NJ Spine and Wellness. The front desk is always smiling and ready to assist you in any way possible. Never had to wait an extra minute for my appointment. The staff at the facility couldn't be more encouraging and knowledgeable! With the help of Dana and Greg, within a week of PT I already see improvement! With Dana always challenging me, and Greg's physical therapy I am definitely on the right road to recovery! Shmuel Green