Meet the Doctors

Dr. Robert Monahan, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Educational Background

  • Northern Valley Regional High School - Demarest, New Jersey (1979)
  • Montclair State College (1979-1982)
  • Sherman College of Chiropractic (Graduation date 9/22/1986)
  • Earning a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractic License

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania License #DC003396-L
  • New York License #X007280
  • New Jersey License #MC03317

Practice Experience

  • Associate in practice with Allied Chiropractic Medical Institute (September 1986 through November 1987)
  • In private practice (November 1987 through present)


  • Research and program development of gait
  • Analysis for Langer Research (Electrodynography)


  • Chiropractic Peer Review Certification (New York Chiropractic College)
  • Chiropractic Independent Medical Examination Certification (New York Chiropractic College)
  • Certified Chiropractic Insurance Consultant (New York Chiropractic College)
  • Certificate of Proficiency in X-ray (100 hour course of graduate x-ray study in the specialty field of Spinal and skeletal disorders)

Leonard Zeltser


Rutgers University

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2014 Newark, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, May 2011 New Brunswick, NJ


  • Concentra Medical Center Teterboro, NJ
  • Student Physical Therapist 320 hrs
  • Evaluated and treated patients in outpatient setting (orthopedics)
  • Planned and administered treatments, modalities and therapeutic exercise programs encompassing active and passive ranges of motion, muscle reeducation, massage and heat/water/ice/electrical stimulation.
  • Independently managed full caseload of patients in conjunction with full health care team (10-15 patients/day)
  • Metro Physical Therapy Manhattan, NY
  • Student Physical Therapist 450 hrs
  • Evaluated and treated patients in outpatient setting, associated with Hospital for Special Surgery, NY (orthopedics, sports medicine)
  • Provided one-on-one quality care in balance training, gait training, Pre and Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Independently managed full caseload of patients (8-10 patients/day)
  • Valley Homecare Paramus, NJ
  • Student Physical Therapist 480 hrs
  • Evaluated and treated patients in home setting. Implemented treatment plans, and established HEP. Able to determine safety in the home environment and suggest appropriate modifications if necessary.
  • Documented with Point Care, and have experience with Oasis Documentation.
  • Developed physical therapy plan based on patient’s needs and goals.
  • Newark Beth Israel Hospital– Acute/Outpatient Newark, NJ
  • Student Physical Therapist 480 hrs
  • Evaluated and treated patients in hospital acute setting (orthopedics, cardiac, med-surgical, pulmonary, ICU)
  • Evaluated and treated patients in hospital outpatient setting under supervision of clinical instructor (orthopedics)
  • Observed THR, TKR revision

Post Graduation May 2014

  • Concentra Medical Center Clifton, NJ
  • Staff Physical Therapist 2014-2016
  • Provide optimal care to all patients in an orthopedic setting using techniques such as manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary screening. (20-25 patients/day)
  • Currently studying for my manual therapy certification through the Manual Therapy Institute


  • Licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Physical Therapist
  • American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED Certified (2015-2017)
  • Received award in recognition of outstanding clinical performance
  • Language proficiency: Russian (fluent), Spanish(basic)
  • Strong recommendations available upon request

Christina Checinski

Is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and she is licensed in both New Jersey and New York. She attended the highly respected Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City where she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Dr. Checinski is also a certified clinical homeopath and her combined practice spans 10 years. She has clinical experience in treating the following conditions:

Pain Management:

  • acute traumas and injuries, frozen shoulder, back, neck, joint or nerve pain, osteoarthritis, headaches, ankylosing spondylosis, spinal stenosis, sciatica

Respiratory conditions:

  • bronchitis, asthma, COPD, allergies, frequent colds & infections

Gastro conditions:

  • reflux, IBS, diarrhea, difficulty losing weight


  • ear infection, eczema, digestive issues, frequent colds & infections

Women's Health:

  • irregular/painful periods, infertility, cervical cancer, hot flashes

Psycho-emotional health conditions:

  • anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability/anger, feeling stressed & overwhelmed
  • symptoms associated with ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addiction
  • learning issues, poor memory, poor performance on tasks, difficulty paying attention & focusing