Dr. Laura T. Brayton,


founder + chief doctor

oDr. Laura Brayton is a holistic Chiropractor, author, and speaker, passionate about supporting the health and wellness of families. Dr. Brayton writes regularly on health-related topics and is a lecturer for various holistic groups, 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, Webster Technique for breech presentation, Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.), Craniopathy and is an advanced level practitioner of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). 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 the owner and founder of Hoboken Family Chiropractic + Wellness, located in Hoboken, NJ since 2005.

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 2010-2021. On Labor Day 2014, she birthed a podcast called “Well-Adjusted Mama” to educate and to empower women preconception through early motherhood on wellness lifestyle. In November 2014, she spent a month in Bali writing her first book on the topic of birth and is excitedly awaiting its publication. In September 2017, she gave birth to her son, Finley, in the most amazing experience of her life. In 2020, she launched the Brayton Birth Method which was created to shift the global consciousness through empowered pregnancy, birth and motherhood. For more information, please check out her website at www.drlaurabrayton.com.

Dr. Olga Alvarez,


associate doctor

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 Whole Food Nutrition, Aromatouch Technique and Webster Technique (for breech presentation). She is also certified in the Sacro Occipital Technique and completed advanced certification in craniopathy. In addition, she has received training in yoga for postural correction and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. Dr. Alvarez was chosen by New Jersey Family magazine as one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Docs” in 2018.

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, Business Network International (BNI), Chiropractic Performing Arts Network and Christian Chiropractic Association. She promotes musician’s health and also participates as a violinist in the Doctor’s Orchestral Society of New York .

Hoboken Family Chiropractic + Wellness 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. Dr. Alvarez is also fluent in Spanish and French.

Jaela Garcia

office manager

Jaela is a graduate of Montclair State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is passionate about leadership and helping others become the best version of themselves. Jaela hopes to one day open her own Leadership Center where young adults can be better prepared for the real world. She is excited to begin her chiropractic and wellness journey and to be able to help so many patients and families alike. She is fluent in Spanish. 







Brianna Crawford

front desk assistant

Brianna is currently a student at Seton Hall University working towards her Masters in OccupationalTherapy. She has a passion for working with children and families and hopes to work as a pediatric OT in the future. She is excited to learn more about chiropractic and the interprofessional relationship between Chiropractors and Occupational Therapists.

Faith Lyons

front desk assistant 

Faith is currently a student attending New Jersey City University. Since the age of five, she has been a competitive dancer and athlete which led to her passion of bettering one’s health both physically and mentally. She is excited to learn more about chiropractic care and to see patients walk out the door to live happier and healthier lives. 


Belinda Brown


Belinda Brown is a board certified licensed acupuncturist in Hoboken and New York. Belinda has had a thriving practice in Hoboken for over a decade and is thrilled to join the Hoboken Chiropractic and Wellness team. She specializes in prenatal, pregnancy and post natal acupuncture, pain syndromes, anxiety, and digestive disorders, to name a few. Belinda also provides luxurious facial rejuvenation treatments including gua sha facials, acupuncture face lifts and microneedling.

Leah Crescenzo


Leah Crescenzo believes the places in life that are causing you the most difficulty are places of hidden treasure and freedom. She believes your issues can be used to bring you closer to your truest self – your happiest, most fulfilled, and totally free self. As a hypnotherapist and transformational coach she works with individuals to feel empowered, balanced and free by tapping into the transformative magic of the mind. She’s grateful and excited to join the team at Hoboken Family Chiropractic and Wellness and to support any and all the transitions this year brings!

Dr. Gluzman 


Dr. Nelli Gluzman, founder and head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, works to heal your child from the inside out by applying a holistic, gut health approach towards whole body wellness. This approach is one that focuses on the root cause of soft signs and ‘dis-ease’ in children, which can almost always be traced back to gut health and nutrition.

Dr. Gluzman has been a practicing pediatrician in NY for over a decade. She received her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; completed her pediatric residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, NJ, and is a board certified fellow of the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics.

Her clinical experience includes working in pediatric emergency and intensive care medicine; in-patient, and out-patient pediatric medicine; neonatal intensive care medicine; newborn and delivery room medicine; and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric private practice. She is also the sole NYC pediatrician to be a certified practitioner of the GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) Protocol.

In addition to her pediatric practice, Dr. Gluzman serves as a Clinical Preceptor to NY medical facilities where she provides education, guidance and hands-on learning experiences for medical students and resident physicians. She’s also a medical consultant for Google Search, a guest speaker for NBC and Buzzfeed, and founded the Bright Illusion Thinking; where she composed evidence-based medical research content for fellow physicians.

On a more personal note, her daughter (who’s health she personally rescued and transformed) is the absolute shining star of her life!