Meet Our Professionals

  • Dr Mayer Biography
    Frederick Mayer, D.C.
    Chiropractic Physician, (DBA) AVON CHIROPRACTIC CENTER, LLC

    Dr Mayer has over 30 years experience in private practice. He obtains a comprehensive history, conducts a detailed examination and analyzes laboratory test results to better understand his patient's health status. Dr Mayer utilizes his knowledge of neurology, biomechanics, ergonomics and nutrition to help identify the causes of his patient's health disorders and develop individualized healthcare plans.

    Background and Education

    • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree - NY Chiropractic College
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education - Kean University
    • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing - Ocean County College
    • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - N.J. Dept. of Health & Senior Services
    • Certified EMT Instructor - N.J. Dept. of Health & Senior Services
    • Certified CPR Instructor - American Heart Association
    • Certified “Back School” Injury Prevention Educator - N.J Chiropractic Society


    Why Did You Become a Doctor of Chiropractic?

    'As an undergraduate college student, I became interested in eating healthier foods. I found it easy to avoid 'junk' foods, but it was difficult sifting through the volumes of information on diets and supplements to determine which would provide the nutrients I needed for optimal health. I was fortunate to meet some chiropractors who offered sound nutritional advice and taught me about the health benefits of chiropractic care.'

    'After getting my teaching degree, I decided to pursue a career as a chiropractor so I could combine my passion for educating others to take control of their health, with my desire for providing healthcare that promotes healing and helps prevent disease.'

  • Victor Salvo, M.D.
    Physician

    Dr. Salvo has 35 years of experience in the medical field. His diverse experience allows for a comprehensive approach to a patient’s illness, injury or disability. Dr Salvo has a special interest in individuals who have conditions that include neuropathy, long Covid syndrome, and nutritional deficiencies. He is available for evaluation of impairment/disability, worker’s compensation cases, and treatment of musculoskeletal and spine related injuries.

    Dr Salvo is Board certified in Internal Medicine with board eligibility in Emergency Medicine and practice of Occupational Medicine. He is a former Emergency Medicine Assistant Medical Director, Quality Assurance Program Director, and ACLS instructor. Dr Salvo is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) and a certified Federal Motor Carrier Examiner (NRCME). In addition to treating patients, major companies including UPS, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Loreal, and various municipalities such as JCP&L and NJNG have relied on him for their employees’ health and wellness. He has been responsible for treating the medical and nursing staff and participating in Infection Control at several area hospitals. Dr Salvo is an examiner for the state of New Jersey.

  • Molly's biography
    Margaret Mary Cunniff, LCSW, LCADC, SEP
    Psychotherapist, (DBA) CENTER PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Molly is an individual and family psychotherapist with long experience in social service, mental health and addiction recovery settings. She is skilled and comfortable working with clients coping with stress, mood, trauma and substance abuse disorders. Molly has also developed expertise assisting adolescents and young adults struggling with transitional life crises, which often involve serious psychiatric or substance abuse issues.

    Molly employs a practical style of therapy rooted in a hopeful, first-things-first approach. She brings her experience and know-how to partner with Avon Integrative Health Center with the intention of furthering truly effective holistic healthcare. Molly carries a BFA in Art Therapy and earned her Master’s in Social Work from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and is trained in a form of mind-body therapy known as Somatic Experiencing. She practices painting and photography, and is open to the use of the arts in psychotherapy. 

    For more info and a further description of Molly's approach and philosophy, visit her website at Center Psycholtherapy.

  • Michelle Graceffo
    Michelle Graceffo, L.Ac.
    Acupuncturist

    Michelle is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.). Her goal, as an acupuncture and Chinese Medicine practitioner, is to assist individuals in finding and feeling into the essence of who they are. Michelle believes we all have the tools to settle into and trust our most authentic self. She brings to the clinic her passion for Chinese medicine, a desire to educate her patients, and a willingness to be a guiding light for self-healing and the natural rebalancing of the mind-body-spirit.

    Michelle is a Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Board Certified, and is licensed to practice in NJ and NY. She earned her Master of Science in Classical Acupuncture at Pacific College of Health and Science in New York, and her B.A. from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. She has studied essential oils and acupuncture-aroma-point therapy extensively both stateside and in Sri Lanka. She established the first program to offer auricular acupuncture treatment sessions to students in the Occupational Therapy Department at Monmouth University.

    Michelle has been in practice for 8 years treating patients in The Zen Den Center of NJ, a community acupuncture clinic. The past two years have found Michelle delving deeply into the art of Chinese Face Reading. Michelle is trained and certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments and Micro-needling techniques. She is also a Level Two Reiki practitioner and a trained member of Acupuncturist Without Borders. 

    Michelle is the owner and co-founder of Shore Points Acupuncture along with her brother, Craig. 

    You can book your appointment with Michelle online and visit her website at Shore Points Acupuncture.

  • Craig Graceffo
    Craig Graceffo, L.Ac.
    Acupuncturist

    Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.). He treats both acute and chronic conditions, from pain management, musculoskeletal, and digestive disorders to anxiety, depression, men's health, and stroke recovery/rehabilitation. Through education, encouragement, and individualized treatments, Craig meets each patient on their life's journey, assists in bringing whole-body balance, and invites each patient into a deeper self-awareness and realization that everyone holds the key to their own health.

    Craig is a Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Board Certified, and is licensed to practice in N.J. He completed the Master in Acupuncture program at the New England School of Acupuncture & Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. Craig also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. Post-graduate studies have included seminars on Yamamoto Scalp Acupuncture, orthopedic acupuncture, stroke recovery/rehabilitation, and Qi Gong for back pain.

    Craig brings intention and focus to his practice, with the goal to create a relaxing, nourishing experience, one that brings deeper healing on all levels of the body and an unfolding of one's authentic self. When not practicing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Craig finds joy in music, nature, food, and travel.

    Craig is the owner and co-founder of Shore Points Acupuncture.

    You can book your appointment with Craig online and visit his website at Shore Points Acupuncture.

  • Melinda Applegate
    MELINDA APPLEGATE, CMT
    Wholistic Health, Massage Therapy and TCM Bodywork Practitioner, AOBTA Certified

    Melinda is an Asian Healing Arts Practitioner specializing in both intuitive and medical massage, bodywork and 5 Element Medical Qigong. She is skilled in various techniques, ranging from Swedish, Deep tissue and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage to Shiatsu, Jin Shin Acupressure treatments and Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage. Melinda’s clients achieve measurable results from her combining massage techniques that suit their unique circumstances.

    Melinda listens to her client's needs to discover the root of their concerns, and with her calm approach and healing touch, she helps her clients realize a state of relaxation and better health. Melinda’s passion is to educate her clients in exercises they can do at home to extend the healing effects of the massage.

    Melinda is a Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. Personal and group classes have helped her bodywork and massage clients, and students, expand their mind-body awareness through the practice of flowing movements that increase flexibility, range of motion, energy and relaxation.

    Melinda earned her Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Heartwood Institute in California. She can conduct a TCM assessment of her client’s acute or chronic health conditions, when they schedule an appointment and complete the “Self-Assessment Health Profile” questionnaire (under the forms tab).

    Visit her website at FlowingQigong to schedule an appointment and call (707) 357-4632 to confirm all appointments.

Location

Located between Sylvania and Woodland Avenue

Office Hours By Appointment Only

Dr. Mayer's Regular Schedule

Monday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed