Dr. Ian Thomson is a New Jersey native, born and raised in Bergen County. He
completed his Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2017, with a
focus in Movement Science. He then moved on to graduate from New York Chiropractic College
in 2020, earning both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Master’s of Science in Applied Clinical
Nutrition. Dr. Thomson employs a variety of soft tissue techniques, chiropractic manipulative
therapies, with an emphasis on functional exercise, to obtain optimal patient results. Dr.
Thomson aims to treat the entirety of the patient and he joins the Maywood Physical Therapy
team utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, treating the many factors contributing to pain.
Through his experiences in clinical rotations and a background in personal training, Dr.
Thomson has had the pleasure of working with a variety of age groups and abilities, to help them
maximize their overall function and quality of life. He works compassionately alongside each
patient, in order to create a thorough and achievable treatment plan to reach individual goals. Dr.
Thomson is an avid hockey fan, loves cooking/trying new foods, and hiking with his dog in his
Dr. Prakash Ramani completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. He graduated The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Sport Studies with a minor in Nutrition. Thereafter, he attended New York Chiropractic College, where he graduated and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Ramani is a board certified chiropractic physician credentialed by the National Board of Chiropractic Physicians, and holds a New Jersey & New York chiropractic license.
Dr. Ramani is passionate about providing both patient-centered and relationship-centered care within a fully integrated healthcare system in an effort to help patients achieve optimal recovery and increased productivity. He has strong interests in soft tissue rehabilitation and believes in treating the whole person; not just the symptom and customizing treatment plans based on individual patient needs.
During his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, paintballing, cycling, volunteering at Clifton Friends of the Shelter, and spending time with his friends and family.
Clifford graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science where he developed a strong interest in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ in 2017. Throughout his clinical rotations, Clifford had the opportunity to deliver specialized care to a wide patient base seeking Physical Therapy for athletic injuries, neurological impairments, post-operative care, lower limb amputations and cardiopulmonary conditions.
As an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer, Clifford joins Maywood PT with a philosophy that fuses rehabilitation and fitness, and a focus on improving quality of life. Clifford plans on furthering his education and skills through various manual therapy and orthopedic based courses and certifications. During his free time, he enjoys running, playing music, and spending time with family and friends.
Kevin Leithasuer, DPT
Dr. Leithauser graduated from The University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and concentration in nutritional studies. In 2020 he then went on to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Through his experiences and clinical affiliations, Kevin has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and patient populations including athletic injuries, post-operative care, cardiopulmonary conditions and neurological disorders. Dr. Leithauser aims to take a holistic approach to creating his patients treatment plans, and return his patients to their hobbies and activities through a combination of manual therapy and functional strengthening programs.
Kevin is a NJ native and was born and raised in Bergen County. His interest in physical therapy started when rehabbing a shoulder injury that he obtained from playing football. During his free time, he enjoys hiking with his dog, exercising, spending time with family and friends and watching sports.
Dr. Brett Hodshon is a chiropractic physician who received his Bachelors of Science from Rutgers University in 2013 and his doctorate of chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in 2017. Dr. Brett found his passion for chiropractic after sustaining a sports injury in high school and was successfully treated with chiropractic care. The care he received got him back on the ice and allowed him to continue his career playing 4 years of division one club ice hockey at Rutgers. Dr. Brett is an evidence based practitioner who addresses the patients needs and focuses on proper body mechanics to help patients get out of pain and stay out of pain. In his free time you can find Dr. Brett on the golf course, Fishing on his kayak, or spending time in the great outdoors.
Ira graduated at Healthcare Training Institute in Union for medical billing and coding. He is also certified from the National Healthcare Association. He enjoys going to the gym and watching movies.
Jungyup Song is a NJ, NY, and CA licensed acupuncturist and holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in New York, with a degree of Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). Dr. Song earned the degree of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(DAOM) with a specialty in pain management from South Baylo University in Los Angeles, where he learned advanced acupuncture skills. He developed advanced knowledge of patient assessment and diagnosis while learning and studying clinical researches, clinical supervision, teaching, and collaborating with other healthcare providers. He focuses on Evidence-based medicine (EBM) for better quality of acupuncture service and holistic approach.
Jonathan Diaz, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Jonathan graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. Later he completed his Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant (AAS) in May 2020. He worked for an outpatient rehabilitation facility which focused on assisting sports-related injuries. Throughout his clinical rotations, Jonathan has also had experience working with those that have suffered from traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. His goal is to be well-versed in a broad range of programming, treatments, and modalities for restoring and mitigating functions in order to better support his patients. During his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his daughter (Sophia) and dog (Frankie), fishing, being a grill master and playing video games.
Front Desk Manager
My name is Elsa and I recently joined the Maywood PT family in March 2019. I have many years of office administration experience and enjoy working with people. I spend my free time hanging out with my family and friends.