Credentials & Education
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science - University of Bridgeport
Certifications: Fascial Movement Taping - Rocktape
Affiliations: American Chiropractic Association
Dr. Christopher Mattina was raised in Mahwah, New Jersey and has played a plethora of sports throughout his life. His passion for helping other began through guidance from his mother, an oncology-nurse for 25 years; cultivating him to always show empathy and honesty. His first interaction with chiropractic occurred after suffering a back injury while wrestling at age 16. Experiencing the ability to heal conservatively without surgery or pharmaceuticals lead him to continue competing in powerlifting. Through regular chiropractic care and excellent coaching, he was able to break a three-decade old NJ state record squatting 425lb at the 130 lb. weight class.
Dr Chris ventured to Connecticut where he lived during his undergraduate and doctorate training. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science while working in the service/liquor industry, and training and competing regularly. After taking a short hiatus to help care for a sick family member, he applied and graduated in December of 2021 Summa Cum Laude with his Doctorate of Chiropractic It was during this time he was able to fine-tune his spinal manipulative therapy skills, as well as other therapeutic interventions such as soft tissue mobilization and Fascial Manipulation He has also completed continuous education in Rocktape’s Functional Movement Technique (FMT) and is eager to learn and continue to pursue various certifications in the field.
His background and education allow him to apply individualized, up-to-date treatment strategies focused on a ‘wholistic’ approach; focusing on nutrition, exercise, sleep quality, stress management and other psychosocial characteristics. In his free time, Dr. Chris enjoys lifting weights, hiking with his cats, practicing Jiu-jitsu, partaking in yoga, spending time with friends and family, cooking (and eating), and playing videogames.
Our office currently participates as an In-Network provider with the following carriers:
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
- United Health Care
- Oxford Health Plans
- Auto Accidents, Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Unfortunately we do not accept Medicaid at this time including Horizon NJ Health and United Community Plan.
We accept all other insurances not mentioned above on an out of network basis. Our staff will contact and verify your insurance coverage prior to or during your first visit.
Finances should never have to get in the way of providing our patients with access to high quality chiropractic care. Our office offers very competitive self-pay rates for those patients with no insurance, catastrophic insurance plans, and/or services not covered by some insurance carriers. We also offers interest-free payment plans for those in need. Contact our office to speak to our staff about any financial concerns.