meet the team
Eleanor Holdnack, D.C.
Dr. Holdnack received her Bachelors of Biomedical Sciences from the University of Buffalo before attending New York Chiropractic College to obtain her Doctorate of Chiropractic. She practiced in Buffalo, NY before moving to Maryland to continue her career.
She has extensive experience working with auto injuries and has used diversified, drop table, and flexion-distraction adjusting techniques in addition to various myofascial techniques. She is certified in ConnecTx therapy and Kinesiotaping. She is Webster Certified and has years of experience working with pregnant women, infants, senior citizens, and everyone in between.
Dr. Holdnack enjoys educating patients on ways to maintain spinal heath outside of the office and ways to support the positive changes made during treatments. She does this by demonstrating stretches and exercises that patients are able to use to support proper posture and ergonomics. Providing excellent patient care is of utmost importance to Dr. Holdnack and she looks forward to helping you on your journey to wellness
Charles Cruickshank, D.C.
Dr. Charles Cruickshank completed his undergraduate studies at the Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. He became interested in integrative medicine after suffering from severe mid and low back pain due to a baseball injury.
He treated these injuries through traditional orthopedic medicine and found no improvement and decided that he would seek the services of a chiropractor. After successful treatment, he decided to pursue chiropractic as a career. In 1995, he graduated from The National College of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Dr. Cruickshank has been in private practice in Maryland for 24 years. He is Board Certified and licensed in the state of Maryland with Physical therapy privileges.
He specializes in the rehabilitation of acute musculoskeletal injuries, such as those commonly experienced in auto accidents and work-related injuries. Over the past 24 years, Dr. Cruickshank has coordinated his practice with a number of primary care, pain management, orthopedic and neurosurgical physicians to form an integrated, patient based health care team to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. His approach to health care is to diagnose and address the cause of your health condition, not merely mask it with medication. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, he is an expert at detecting spinal conditions and focuses on improving or eliminating the underlying condition with chiropractic treatment and physical therapy. He shows patients how to care for themselves through appropriate life-styles changes, corrective exercise and rehabilitation, allowing the body to recover as completely as possible. When Dr. Cruickshank is not treating patients, he enjoys spending all his family time outdoors boating, camping, hunting and fishing with his amazing wife Patty of 37 years and his two sons Chuck and Patrick.
Jigesh Patel, D.C.
Dr. Jigesh Patel is a native of Maryland who earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from High Point University. He continued on to earn his Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA in 2016.
During his clinical training, he learned a variety of different techniques to be able to serve those of all ages, no matter their age. Dr. Patel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment in musculoskeletal disorders, sports-related injuries, personal injury, work-related injuries, and general wellness.
Outside of the office, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, and traveling.
Doctor Of Physical Therapy
Jesal Shah, P.T.
Jesal Shah has been practicing as a clinician since 2017, graduating from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. Jesal first started her journey in physical therapy through her work in acute care rehab in the development of orthopedic treatments pertaining to common musculoskeletal dysfunctions as adhesive capsulitis, ligament tears, and fractures.
While there she was able to hone in on the delivery and integration of a variety of treatment approaches including Maitland mobilization, movement Science, and neurodynamic solutions to achieve optimal results within her client base. Her growing interest in outpatient orthopedics would next guide her into her work in myofascial release therapy along with research in stroke rehab and the effects of dynamic balance as it relates to childhood obesity. Today, Jesal continues her focus on the development of treatment protocols and implementing plans of care for patients suffering from orthopedic and musculoskeletal dysfunction within outpatient care.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Belinda Miranda, P.T., D.P.T
Belinda has been working with Active Physical Therapy since 2016 and received her Doctorate degree from Touro University, NY. She has obtained a Master’s degree in 2016 from Loma Linda University, CA. Prior to this, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Father Mullers Medical College.
She has had exposure in an outpatient setting for 4 years and has treated a wide range of orthopedic and post-surgical conditions along with sports-related injuries. She has assisted in conducting 3 research studies during her Master's degrees. She is compassionate and committed to providing high quality and effective patient care. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, listening to music, traveling, and reading.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jeanne Chagnon, L.M.T.
Jeanne Chagnon was a non-believer in massage until an injury had her seeking massage for pain relief. After her first massage ever and immediate improvement in her pain, she immediately applied for massage school. She attended Anne Arundel Community College and graduated with her AAS in Massage Therapy in 2013.
Jeanne has always had a medical viewpoint on massage, between previous experience, personal experience and her own passion. Before being a massage therapist, Jeanne was a Certified Nursing Assistant. Jeanne is a firm believer that massage therapy not only helps with relaxation and a solid body-mind connection, but it does wonders for pain management, muscle recovery and injury rehabilitation.
Jeanne's passion is to find the root cause of someone's pain and to fix it. She has taken numerous continuing education classes to better understand pain, muscle patterns, and how the two relate. Some of her favorite issues to work on are migraines and tension headaches, sciatica pain, and rehabilitating injuries. Mrs. Chagnon specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial work, cupping and scraping techniques and Thai yoga stretching techniques. Jeanne is passionate about her work and looks forward to never having the same day twice. She loves to meet new clients with new problems as well as keeping up with previous clients and their maintenance.
In her life outside of work, Jeanne is a wife and mother. Her kids keep her on her toes, and she does her best to keep them outside and visiting new places to wear them out! When she has some spare time she loves to bake, re-do furniture, try out a new restaurant and watch scary movies.
Doctor Of Physical Therapy
Ankit Shah, D.P.T.
Dr. Ankit is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Loma Linda University, CA in 2017.
After completing his bachelor’s, he worked at a specialty hospital and gained valuable experience in treating patients with various orthopedic conditions..
Dr. Ankit is a certified Mulligan practitioner through CAPRI institute of manual therapy, India. He has also attended various seminars on manual therapy and kinesiotaping to further enhance his clinical skills. He has contributed to research in the field of orthopedic/sports and cardiopulmonary physical therapy during his bachelor’s.
In his free time, he likes to play & watch cricket, travel, and spend time with friends & family.