First and foremost, our mission is to provide to our community the best healthcare possible. That is, to treat the members of our practice respectfully and ethically while doing all we can to improve their health and well being. Towards that end, we will work to develop a teamwork atmosphere wherein we all work together in order to achieve your optimal healthcare outcome. We will also endeavor to create a network of like-minded, top quality healthcare professionals to whom we can refer if the need arises. Our goal is to become the best source of whole-body healthcare, and reliable accurate health-related information in our community. We will continually strive to create a place where people know they will receive unsurpassed attention. A place where people know they can turn when they have questions. A place for better living...naturally.
about Dr. Steve...
Dr. Steven Bacall is a lifelong New Jersey resident. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with minors in both anatomy and philosophy. Dr. Steve was on his way to becoming a veterinarian when, after an encounter with traditional medicine for an “indeterminate viral infection” he realized there must be a better healthcare model available than just drugs and surgery. Through much research Dr. Steve learned of chiropractic care. He was immediately drawn to the concept of the body as a self-healing organism and after learning of chiropractic’s century-long track record of helping people regain their health through all natural means, he was hooked. In 1997 Dr. Steve graduated Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Ga. and after marrying his beautiful bride Kerri he began practice in 1998 and has been going ever since.
Dr. Steve is board certified to practice chiropractic healthcare through four separate national examinations as well as state examination and he has also received board certification in the application of physiologic therapeutics. Additionally, he has earned post-graduate certification in whiplash injury diagnosis and treatment through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, as well as certification in chiropractic utilization review through the New York Chiropractic College Centre for Postgraduate and Continuing Education. Dr. Steve prides himself on being a different kind of healthcare provider than you may be used to, and his goal is to help as many people as he can truly improve their health and their lives. Dr. Steve focuses on unlocking the body's self-healing potential through chiropractic adjustments and ensuring the body has the right support to achieve this goal through diet modification and nutritional supplementation.
Kerri-Jude Bacall is a Registered Nurse in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her area of expertise in nursing is in prenatal, postpartum, and neonatal intensive care. Kerri-Jude currently works as a nurse for the Cranford Board of Education. She attended the Academy of Massage Therapy where she became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has also completed training in Reiki/Energy work and has obtained the title of Reiki Master/Practioner.
Kerri-Jude has been trained by Mindful Schools to teach Mindfulness in the school system. Prior to this, Kerri assisted in the development of the Positive Thinking Seminar in Cranford High School where she puts her Mindful Schools training to work teaching Mindfulness, Meditation, Positive Thinking and Stress Reduction techniques to teens (and staff). This unique combination of medical and holistic expertise allows Kerri-Jude to address the challenges of the anatomy, while honoring the spirit within each client.
Kerri-Jude approaches each client with compassion and respect. Her style of massage varies according to her clients' needs. A mind, body, spirit approach for general relaxation and stress reduction, a clinically specific massage for injury-based clients, or a combination of both.
Risa Greiss discovered yoga 20 years ago while living in New York City. Yoga, along with her love of movement and dance, has helped her through many transitions in life. It has helped her combat stress, anxiety, and even panic. In 2009 she earned her 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through the Yoga Alliance. Risa feels grateful to have been taught by inspiring teachers of Kripalu, Anusara, Restorative Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. She has also attended workshops with Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Cyndi Lee and Gurmukh Kaur Kalsa. In addition, she has completed a Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training Workshop through Neney’s Yoginis. She continues to take various workshops in a lifelong pursuit to further enhance her knowledge.
In July 2012, Risa took a Reiki Attunement and Training course with Tatyana Sierant and earned her certification as a Reiki I (First Degree). Risa incorporates this natural healing energy into all of her yoga classes. Also, she offers private one-hour Reiki sessions to give people the full benefit of accessing this wonderful healing energy of the universe.
In addition to her Yoga & Reiki credentials, Risa holds a BA in Theatre from Brooklyn College, as well as a degree in graphic design from Parsons School of Design in NYC.
Sara A. Youner is an acupuncturist and herbal medicine practitioner, licensed in New York and New Jersey. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and practices in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Before she decided to pursue a career as a health care provider, she was a full-time attorney in New York City. After moving to Springfield, New Jersey. She reduced her legal workload to allow her to focus on raising her seven children. She also became involved in many community activities; serving on several not-for-profit boards, working as an emergency medical technician for the Springfield First Aid Squad, and volunteering as a La Leche League leader.
Her service with La Leche enabled her to help first-time nursing mothers learn how to bond with their babies through the most natural process of breastfeeding. With additional training, she became a Certified Lactation Consultant, her first professional venture into health and wellness. Ultimately Sara decided to enroll in Pacific College to study acupuncture and herbal medicine and today her practice covers the full range of natural healing. Her internships at Pacific College and at the Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital taught her the versatility of acupuncture not only as a pain management tool, but as a non-drug, non-surgical approach to a diverse range of health conditions and maladies as well. Her practical experience underscored the guiding philosophy that acupuncture, in conjunction with western medicines and other traditional modalities, enables the body to heal itself.
In addition to her Master’s degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Sara holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Queens College, a Master’s degree in Library Science from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is also a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey.
Born and raised in Middletown, NJ, Jaclyn Zavaro’s passion and dedication for health and wellness has been a lifelong pursuit. At an early age she acquired a love for dance, which carried her through her teenage years and into college. It was there in college that she discovered yoga, and ultimately her destiny to become a lifelong student of the practice. Shortly after graduating college she began her post grad studies in nutrition, where she furthered her exploration in the world of health and wellness. In 2016 Jaclyn received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from The American Yoga Academy, and is certified in Prenatal and Restorative Yoga Nidra. Her passion for yoga is infectious and her mission to bring peoples’ inner peace out into the world is inspiring. It's her unique outpouring of warmth that will inspire you to smile as she gently leads you through the poses.