Our Wellness Professionals
Dr. Richard Allen, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Richard L Allen graduated in July 2002 from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, and completed his residency at New York Chiropractic College's Levittown Facility in Levittown, NY. During his residency he also became certified as a Personal Trainer and worked for several different New York Sports Clubs in New York and New Jersey. Upon receiving his license as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Allen worked as an associate Chiropractor in various parts of New York City and New Jersey. Dr. Allen has treated thousands of patients for injuries from automobile accidents, work related accidents, sports injuries, and many other types of problems. Dr. Allen's associate experiences have allowed him the opportunity to work with athletes in a gym setting treating sports injuries, as well as being part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, all who are leaders in their fields, treating complex cases.
Dr. Allen has had the opportunity to work with athletes of all levels. He has treated professional football players, professional team handball players, professional bodybuilders, as well as many other athletes of all ages and specialties. More recently Dr. Allen, now a father of 3, enjoys caring for the spines of his children, as well as all the other maturing spines in the community.
In 2004, Dr. Allen started his first office in upper Manhattan, in 2007, he started his second office in Freehold, NJ, and most recently he opened Destination Wellness Center in Manalapan. Dr. Allen hopes to use his expertise to help the local communities as well as spread knowledge of the positive benefits of chiropractic and proper spinal hygiene.
Mrs. Michelle Gursky Allen, MS, RD, CDN
Michelle is a Registered Dietititan who has been providing nutrition therapy and counseling since 2002. Michelle has a bachelors degree in biology from Binghamton University and a masters degree in nutrition science from Syracuse University. Michelle completed her dietetic internship at UMDNJ.
Michelle has great knowledge and experience in providing nutrition counseling for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders and weight management issues, as well as nutrition related health conditions.
Michelle gained an expertise in providing nutrition therapy for those struggling with eating disorders while working with both inpatient and partial day treatment eating disorder patients for 4 years at the University Medical Center at Princeton.
Michelle also worked at The Renfrew Center of New York in Manhattan for 6 years providing nutrition therapy for those with Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, in their day treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs.
In 2011, Michelle received a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management.
Michelle has been working in her own private practice office in NJ for over 15 years. She is excited to recently open Destination Wellness, which provides a multidisciplinary team of health professionals that offer nutrition counseling, chiropractic, psychological counseling and acupuncture to the community.
Michelle believes in the importance of a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. She will provide you with support and guidance in a nonjudgmental environment. Michelle will strive to work with you to reach and maintain your nutritional goals.