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Dr. Laura T. Brayton, DC, CSP, CACCP

founder + chief doctor

Dr. Laura BraytonDr. Laura Brayton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1999. She furthered her education at New York Chiropractic College where she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2003 and served her peers as Class President, Student Body President and President of the Student American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Brayton writes regularly on health-related topics and is a lecturer for various holistic groups in the community, including at yoga studios, childbirth education centers, and new moms’ groups. She also continues to stay up-to-date and current in her field with frequent post-graduate seminars in functional medicine, nutrition, allergy elimination, pediatrics, and maternity. In addition, Dr. Brayton has received certifications in Chiropractic Pediatrics (180 hour post-graduate program), Webster Technique (for breech presentation), Sound-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM), and is an advanced level practitioner of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). She is also certified in the Sacro Occipital Technique and working towards advancing her certification in craniopathy. Dr. Brayton is a BioEnergetic Practitioner utilizing Applied Kinesiology (manual muscle testing) to “eavesdrop” into the body and determine its current needs for health.

She is an active member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, American Chiropractic Association, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of the Hoboken Rotary Club. She also raised over $3,000 for Team for Kids which is a charity focused on addressing childhood obesity by running the 2010 NYC Marathon. Dr. Brayton was chosen by New Jersey Family magazine as one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs” in 2010-2016.

Dr. Olga Alvarez DC, CSP

associate doctorDrOA

As an advocate for preventative care and family wellness in the urban community, Dr. Olga Alvarez was recognized at the Women that Transcend Global Conference by Hand Foundation NJ and the New Jersey Senate.

She is a graduate of Drew University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Music. She furthered her education at New York Chiropractic College with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and is certified in the Sacro Occipital Technique, Whole Food Nutrition, Aromatouch Technique and Webster Technique. In addition, she has received training in yoga for postural correction and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Currently, Dr. Alvarez is working in advancing her certification in craniopathy.

Dr. Alvarez is passionate about community involvement both professionally and personally. She is an active member of the Association of New jersey Chiropractors, International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, Hoboken Chamber of Commerce, Chiropractic Performing Arts Network and Christian Chiropractic Association. She also participates as a violinist in the Doctor’s Orchestral Society of New York and promotes musician’s health.

Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness and the Women’s Center at Grove street resonates with her mission of providing integrative, holistic care to families. Preventative health begins with the family, and the family is the core for our community.


practice manager

Stacey has been under Chiropractic care for most of her life. Due to her passion for wellness, she is active in reaching out to the community about the benefits of holistic health. 

At Hoboken Chiropractic + Wellness,  she collaborates with our healthcare practitioners to educate patients and provide high quality service. Stacey has a love for children and values the optimal health of families.

Dr. Katherine Cano PT, DPT

doctor of physical therapyDr. Cano

Dr. Katherine Cano is a highly motivated and dynamic Doctor of Physical Therapy with a wealth of experience in orthopedic physical therapy. Her unique approach to patient care includes combining skilled manual care
with alternative therapies inspired by myofascial release techniques tailored to fit each patient’s needs; techniques such as cupping, dry needling, gua-sha and yoga. Patient education is very important to Dr. Cano, and she works one-on-one to help patients understand their condition and feel empowered throughout their recovery. Dr. Cano has a special interest in Sports Rehabilitation. To add to her multifaceted variety of expertise and experience, Dr. Cano plans to pursue Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), along with furthering her studies in the Sports and Women’s Health field.

Dr. Cano graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Biology, and then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Seton Hall University. Dr. Cano was a co-researcher on an important project involving extensive research in the areas of spinal cord injury and bone mineral density.

Nancy Neiditz, PT, CFP

pediatric physical therapist

Nancy has been a physical therapist since 1989. She has successfully worked with over a thousand babies both privately and through the New York City Early Intervention Program. She was the supervisor for Physical Therapy Early Intervention Program for Leake and Watts in The Bronx from 1999-2001. Many pediatricians refer exclusively to Nancy because of her calm, gentle approach to working with all types of motor disorders. She often sees a baby only a few times with full resolution.

Nancy draws on her dance, yoga, Feldenkrais®, Anat Baniel Method™ for Children and Pilates background. In addition to being a physical therapist Nancy graduated as a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner in 1994. She began studying with Anat Baniel in 1997 and became a certified Anat Baniel Method™ for Children practitioner in 2006.She has given workshops at Feldenkrais® Regional in 2005 and 2007 and at the National Conference in 2006. She has been teaching other physical therapists for the last year on new ways to treat the 3rd most common orthopedic issue in children, Torticollis. Nancy holds a degree in physical therapy B.S. from New York University, 1989 and a B.A. from Connecticut College in Italian Studies and Dance, 1980. She speaks Spanish and Italian fluently and has a new working knowledge of Yiddish.

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Patrick J Murray is a Certified Hypnotist / Sports Mental Performance Coach through the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and graduate of the Paradox Agency for Hypnosis. He is also a member of the International Hypnosis Federation and the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists, as well as a Certified Behavior Change Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Childbirth Educator through the HypnoBirthing Institute, the original approach to natural childbirth. Graduate of the National Personal Training Institute, Patrick is also a part-time Exercise Specialist at Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center, where he is a Diabetes Exercise Specialist, Cancer and Stage III Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist. Within individual and group hypnosis sessions Patrick utilizes sound healing, with various instruments such as: Tibetan Singing bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, Meditation Flutes, Gongs and drums. Patrick’s meditation music has been featured on the iTunes top 100 chart under the New Age category.

Kelly Urkelly

massage therapist and doula

Kelly, owner and operator of Annealing Healing, has been a massage therapist since 2011. During this time she has worked extensively with therapeutic massage and prenatal massage. She uses a variety of techniques to help release tension from the body while allowing the mind to relax as well. Annealing Healing was established to meet the needs of those in search of a gentle yet effective touch, both physically by means of massage therapy, and emotionally by means of birth + postpartum doula support. Kelly’s philosophy is one of meeting people where they’re at and helping them to get where they’d like to be, for her massage clients as well as her doula clients. During her time as a birth + postpartum doula, Kelly has supported a number of families throughout the NJ/NY area. Each birth experience is unique, so each client requires a slightly different type of support.

Ashley Dager-Mariano

massage therapist

Ashley Dager-Mariano is a New Jersey Licensed Massage Therapist with additional Certification in Pre, Peri and Postnatal Massage. She is a graduate of the Cortiva Institute of Hoboken and gained her Prenatal Certification under the study of Carole Osborne, Founder of Body Therapy Education and Author of Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Practice.

In addition to Prenatal Massage and Reiki, Ashley is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myo Fascial Release and neuromuscular techniques including Trigger Point. She incorporates methods stemming from each of these massage modalities into her practice and strives to create client-centered sessions that address each individual’s specific needs. In order to continue providing her clients with an array of massage options and services, Ashley enjoys extending her education and is planning her next certification in Craniosacral Therapy and is also interested in becoming a Doula.


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During attended hours (Mon-Fri, 7 am-5 pm), please self-park, pay at muni-meter ($2/hour) and display the pre-paid receipt on driver's side dash.

Once all spots are full, the parking attendant will valet park all additional vehicles at the same $2.00/hour rate.

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NEW SATELLITE OFFICE! Women’s Center at Grove Street in Jersey City

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We're now offering offering chiropractic every Wednesday from 3 - 7 pm by appointment only at this location. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Stacey at 201-792-3544.

116 Newark Ave, 2nd Floor Jersey City, NJ 07030


Dr. Brayton's philosophy on health emphasizes prevention and wellness. A specialist in pediatrics and maternity, she is passionate about helping her patients live happier lives.

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