Meet The Team
We are committed to helping you rid yourself of pain and discomfort in a responsible way, an opioid-free way, and an individualized way – through a modern, integrated approach to medicine.
Medical Director: Kevin Dunn, M.D.
She is bilingual; fluent in both English and Spanish. And in her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking and running.
Physical Therapy Department
Dr. Desai recently completed the prestigious Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification and is now one of only a handful of OCS-certified PT's in the area. He is also certified as an MWM (mobilization with movement) therapist and a Graston Technique Specialist (GST).
Before arriving to the U.S., Dr. Desai earned his bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy and an MBA in pharmaceuticals management. His prior experience includes work as a physical therapist in government and private hospitals, and he also spent a year in pharmaceuticals management. In the U.S., he has worked as a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility as well as an outpatient facility in Scarsdale and Brooklyn, New York.
All of his studies and work to date have helped Dr. Desai realize his deep, abiding interest in focusing on patients and helping them through their rehabilitative journey. Because he has always been active in sports – including during college – he understands firsthand the unique needs of an athlete when it comes to their physical rehabilitation.
To further her education, Klejdja just took the ABPTS board exam to be an Orthopedic Board Specialist in order to improve her clinical reasoning, provide a thorough assessment and custom tailored treatment for her patients. She believes in a well-rounded treatment approach which includes advanced manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises and, most importantly, patient education.
Her approach emphasizes the importance of modifying - but not eliminating - physical activities based on your personal needs. She encourages her patients to push their limitations and progress towards returning to previous activities and sports. With her approach, Klejdja provides objective measurements, orthopedic tests and clinical examination in order to provide a personalized plan of care with achievable goals and a wide variety of exercise programs which are up to date with latest research on the field.
Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Albanian, she is an asset to Peak and our patients.
Since joining our team, David has become known for his strong manual therapy skills and charisma. David is well-versed in all modalities and is experienced working with patients who have difficulty with neurological and cardiovascular conditions. David is also certified in rock taping.
In addition to helping patients at Peak Medical Centers, David also helps keep the country and its citizen safe and secure in his role as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
David is a lifelong Jets and Mets fan, which means he has yet to see his team win a World Series or Super Bowl!
She completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Applied Kinesiology at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, before moving on to earn her Applied Science PTA degree from Essex County College, graduating with the highest honors.
She has always been interested in the medical field, and through her clinical rotations, Becca has experience working with a wide range of individuals in multiple settings, with a focus on the outpatient orthopedic setting - perfect preparation for joining the team at Peak Medical Centers.
When Becca is not at work helping patients, you can find her working out, cycling, playing tennis, spending time with her friends and family and soaking up the sun at her family beach house down the shore.
The majority of Ashley’s 17 years as a PTA has been in an outpatient orthopedic setting, treating various sports-related injuries as well as rehabilitation following orthopedic surgeries. She loves to learn and has picked up many techniques from highly skilled therapists and doctors as well as continuing education classes she’s taken through the years. Ashley is always searching in her "bag of tricks" for the right intervention for each individual patient – and loves to see the results produced.
In her spare time, Ashley loves animals, being outdoors, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and gardening.
Maria has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and she has experience working in outpatient and acute rehab settings - treating various orthopedic, neurological and neuromuscular conditions during her career.
Maria's philosophy is to look beyond the injury, with a strong emphasis on body mechanics, and she is also certified in Myofascial Release with Functional Integration, and has a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation!
Bo practices three distinctive styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style, which focuses on finding and balancing the underlying root cause of an ailment; Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) style, which targets and relieves specific muscle trigger points or tight tender points; and Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS), which painlessly and precisely reduces stress on the body and regulates bodily functions.
Bo aims to provide the highest quality of care for each patient by using an integrative approach and creating a patient-specific treatment tailored to effectively assist patients in reaching their wellness goals and optimal health. He passionately believes in prioritizing patient care and paying attention to each patient’s specific ailments. Bo is committed to researching techniques, practices, and principles – old and new – to further aid his patients in maximizing their wellness goals.
Born and raised in Bergen County, he earned his Doctorate from Life University in Atlanta, GA and Bachelor's Degree from Drew University in Madison, NJ.
A former NCAA athlete, Dr. Picchierri knows first-hand how devastating an injury can be – as a significant one cost him his collegiate lacrosse career. Through a drug-free, integrated medical plan, he’s been able to fully recover and avoid surgery.
One of just 3% of US Chiropractors who are Cox-certified, Dr. Picchierri also incorporates Full Spine, Thompson, SOT and Gonstead analysis and techniques into his treatments. He is also certified by the Titleist Performance Institute to assess and correct golfers with their "Body-Swing Connection," and is a certified ergonomics specialist. He has been named a "Healthcare Provider To Watch" by Bergen Magazine, and one of New Jersey's Top Doctors by USA Top Docs.
He proudly serves on the boards of several local groups, including the New Jersey Police Honor Legion - a nonpolitical association that fosters and encourages many fraternal and charitable causes - and the 4C's of Passaic County – a non-profit child care resource and referral organization. He is also a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, the Bergen County 200 Club, the American Chiropractic Association and the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association. He was recently named an "Honored Citizen" as well.
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Picchierri can be found enjoying life with his wife, his two children and his dog. He’s also an avid golfer, and die-hard Yankees and Giants fan.
Dr. Bachner loves working with patients to optimize their health and wellness. She enjoys treating a diverse range of patients at various stages of life such as athletic, pediatric, adolescent, pregnant, postpartum, geriatric, and wellness patients. Dr. Bachner believes that working with her patients as a team is instrumental to achieving wellness. She continues to further her knowledge in the field through educational opportunities, such as a recent Doctors-as-Teachers course where she learned how healthcare providers can use their knowledge to help patients incorporate healthy habits into their everyday lives. She is also certified in whole food nutrition, working with patients to devise daily nutritional plans to achieve individual goals. Dr. Bachner enjoys providing guidance in occupational ergonomics because proper body mechanics and posture are vital to alleviating pain and other symptoms.
Dr. Bachner is skilled in the Cox technique, diversified technique, activator method, sacro-occipital technique, Graston technique, myofascial release, ConnecTX instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, and exercise rehabilitation.
On top of being a certified chiropractic sports physician, Dr. Klose also treats common conditions like low back pain, neck pain, and headaches. She has also worked with expecting mothers, young children, and infants.
Dr. Klose is certified by the American Academy of Manual Medicine to perform manipulation under anesthesia, and she takes continuing education classes annually to keep up on the latest advancements in chiropractic care and sports medicine. She is also a Cox Technic and a Webster technique certified doctor.
Dr. Blake is also a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. He has taken many postgraduate courses in sports injuries, patient care, and spinal techniques.
Dr. Picchierri is a proud member and honored citizen of the Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey. He was an active member in the Bergen County SPCA, serving as Chief of Law Enforcement and Animal Cruelty Investigator for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office until retiring in 2014. He is also a proud member of the Bergen County 200 Club, Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, and New Jersey State Police Chiefs Association, as well as PBA Local 394 and PBA Local 600.
In his free time, Dr. Picchierri can often be found on the golf course or traveling with his wife, Sandra.