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Meet the Doctors

Dr. AJ Gagliardi

Dr. AJ Gagliardi is a board certified chiropractor who is also certified in the state-of-the-art soft tissue system known as Active Release Technique (ART). As a Branford native for the last 28 years, he has seen the power of community and can often be seen volunteering his time at many local events.

He travels nationally to receive advanced training in the field of chiropractic as well as muscle and joint performance. He believes that by truly understanding the needs of his patients he can design a unique treatment that provides faster pain relief and recovery.

Dr. Sabrina Melendez

Dr. Sabrina Melendez is a graduate of Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Sciences in 2014. In 2018 she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, with honors from Sacred Heart University. She is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization from KOH Education. Sabrina is also a certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine.

Sabrina specializes in treating sports and orthopedic injuries of the musculoskeletal system. She also has special training in the treatment and management of concussion and traumatic brain injury from the United States Coast Guard Academy. She continues to pursue further education to provide her patients with the very best care and is passionate about helping her patients stay active.

New Patients

New Patients

New patients please fill out the forms below and submit them online only if you have already called Muscle and Joint Performance to set up an appointment (203-208-0972). 

If you do not feel comfortable submitting your information online please show up to your appointment 15 minutes early to fill out your paperwork in the office.

We are currently in network with the following insurance plans: Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Healthy CT, Medicare, United Health Care and Yale Health Plan

Trusted Affiliates

Trusted Affilites

Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmills enable faster rehabilitation, safer conditioning for the geriatric population, and weight loss, which can help remove major obstacles associated with these activities. Impact on the body and the pain of recovery are reduced, which helps people achieve better results. Patients at Muscle and Joint Chiropractic can now rehab better, train smarter, and exercise safer with the Alter-G.

Designed to be used for:


  • lower body injury

  • surgery rehabilitation

  • aerobic conditioning

  • weight control

  • neurologic retraining

  • geriatric strength and conditioning


To schedule an appointment with the Alert-G,
please call us at 203-208-0972

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