308 Springfield Avenue

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

(908) 771-0220

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Welcome to Your Journey to Better Health 

Many patients are noticing a significant negative impact on their health from poor home work ergonomics, stress, anxiety, and a lack of physical activity. We are here to help you get your life back and feel better. 

In office visits are being provided with personal distancing  to ensure safety, so please schedule a time that is convenient for you either by phone or via email.

TeleHealth consultations are available as well for your nutritional, exercise and overall health and well being. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment.

Of  course, if you are exhibiting any  Covid-19, flu or upper respiratory symptoms schedule a telemedicine conference with your medical doctor or if you have an emergency please call 911. 

Finally, if you are not demonstrating Covid-19 related symptoms please call us. The office is scheduling patients with personal distancing so we would appreciate patients to arrive on time to help us maintain everyone's safety.

Remember your best offense to a strong immune system is a healthy lifestyle of diet, exercise, stress reduction, nutrition, Chiropractic, acupuncture and sleep.

Be well and stay safe.

#The DeFabio Difference:

It is all about YOU in our office. We LISTEN to your needs, your concerns, your return to function, getting YOUR life back! You receive the attention you need to get the results you want.  The Difference begins with an accurate diagnosis which leads to rapid results. Our patients over the years tell us the Difference is thoughtful, mindful, thorough and patient centered...... this Difference is how we have been providing care for our patients since 1985.    #TheDeFabioDifference

DeFabio Spine & Sports Rehab offers Acupuncture

With Dr. Amanda Occhipinti 

Amanda, daughter of Dr. Donald C. DeFabio, is a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture. Amanda has been a member of Team DeFabio since 2010. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Drew University in 2011, Amanda began her journey to become a holistic practitioner. She is a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist with personal and professional interests in Sports and Internal Medicine.

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved over thousands of years to help individuals become and stay healthy. It is a safe, holistic method that promotes the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Acupuncture can enhance your immune system, physical health, emotional well being, improve our overall functioning, treat a variety of medical conditions, and is an excellent compliment to your Chiropractic care!

Dr. DeFabio named ANJC's Doctor of the Year!

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Dr. Donald DeFabio is Board Certified in Chiropractic Physical Rehabilitation, Sports and Orthopedics and has been serving Berkeley Heights, NJ, and the surrounding communities since 1985 and in 2013 was named the Association of NJ Chiropractors Doctor of the Year. Dr. DeFabio with the rest of the team at DeFabio Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehab are passionate to provide safe, effective, natural and state of the art healthcare solutions.

Dr. DeFabio's diverse background enables you to receive an integrative approach to get your life back. Current research recommends non-pharmacological and non-invasive holistic treatments as a multi-modal approach for acute injures, chronic pain, wellness and postural issues:

  • Evidenced based Chiropractic adjustments
  • Acupuncture
  • Soft tissue treatment - ART, Graston, Dry Needling
  • Radial Pulse Wave Therapy
  • Cold laser
  • Decompression Traction
  • Corrective exercise prescriptions
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Braces, splints, orthotics

If you want pain relief or management from an accident, an injury, or a specific condition like sciatica and frozen shoulder, Dr. DeFabio can help you achieve your goals. Visit our testimonials page to see what our patients are saying about your Berkeley Heights Chiropractic Sports Physician.

What to Expect

On your first visit we will obtain a thorough health history, review details of your current symptoms, complete an examination and take or order the appropriate tests before discussing treatment options. Then Dr. DeFabio will discuss recommendations for your individualized care plan that balances current research, your desires and his clinical expertise.

A patient recently mentioned,"Doc, you are a real old time doctor. You explain everything to me and don't rush me out. " I humbly take being called "An  Old Time DOctor" as a compliment and dedicate myself to give You the care You need and the results You expect.

Dr. Donald DeFabio, DC, DACRB, DACBSP, DABCO
Berkeley Heights, NJ Chiropractic Sports Physician | DeFabio Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehab | 908.771.0220

308 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


10:00 am-6:00 pm


10:00 -1:30


10:00 am-6:00 pm




10:00 am-6:00 pm





DeFabio Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehab of Berkeley Heights.

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Meet Our Providers

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Donald DeFabio

    I graduated from Trinity College and New York Chiropractic College and have been in practice since 1984. I have a chiropractic, sports medicine, orthopedic, nutrition, and personal training background. 

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  • Amanda DeFabio Occhipinti, MAc., LAc.

    Amanda, daughter of Dr. Donald C. DeFabio, has joined the practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist. Amanda has been a member of Team DeFabio since 2010. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Suma Cum Laude from Drew University in 2011, Amanda began her journey to become a holistic practitioner.

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Testimonial of the Month!

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I came to Dr. DeFabio with severe psoriasis that covered almost 90% of my body. Based on the late Dr. John Pagano's method of healing psoriasis naturally, and Dr. DeFabio's additional tests, I followed his nutrition plan and got regular chiropractic adjustments. It took me a long time to get the results I wanted with a few ups and downs, but I was determined to stick to the regimen. Dr. DeFabio and each of the staff were extremely supportive and encouraging, which made all the difference in my healing process. I have greatly improved, and I still see Dr. DeFabio regularly for adjustments and nutrition consultations. I also started acupuncture with Amanda, which has been a great addition not only for my psoriasis but for whatever I feel needs fixing at the moment."
    Anoush G.
  • "Hi Dr. D,

    Thank you so much for including me and my boys in the running clinic. I learned some interesting things about running and ways to improve my form. Each week we trained, and each time I finished last. I was proud to finish at all! My favorite part of each week was walking up the runner/walker that was in front of me on the course. I gave the person a high five and thanked them for motivating me. The group was supportive and helpful. I am forever grateful for the role you played in helping me reach my goal of completing the Mother's Day 5k. Please thank Amanda as well. She was helpful on the weeks you weren't there"
    Laurie L.
  • "After winning the Longevity Award at Sweet Adults International I realized, if it wasn't for Dr. DeFabio, I would not still be able to compete today. He keeps me mobile and and able to continue doing what I love day in and day out. Thanks Dr. D"

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