Breakthrough Wellness Center is made up of a team of compassionate doctors dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our doctors are all Board Certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with the office staff in order to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health.
You can learn more about our doctors and staff on this page.
Michael LaCap, MD
Board Certified Physiatrist
Dr. LaCap is a Board Certified Physiatrist and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is Fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine. After attaining his medical degree, Dr. LaCap attended internship in Medicine at The Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Flushing, NY. He then attended and graduated from the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He is Fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management at The Neurology Headache & Pain Relief Center in Linwood, NJ. Currently in private practice has attending privileges at Bayshore Community Hospital (Holmdel, NJ).
Specialties & Interests:
- Interventional Pain Management ( i.e. Epidural Steroid Injection, Sacroiliac Joint injection, Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Joint injection, Trigger Point Injection, Joint Injection, Botox Injection, etc…)
- Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pain
- Sports Medicine
- Diagnosis and treatment of nerve related injuries
- Prosthesis / Orthotics
- Pulse Stimulation Treatment (P-Stim)
Dr. LaCap’s goal is to provide treatment plans that control pain and improve overall function and quality of life through a patient oriented approach with sensitivity and compassion. He understands the potential devastating impact of pain on the patient’s quality of life. It is with this premise as well as careful evaluation of the patient’s history, physical examination and diagnostic studies that he provides the most effective individualized treatment plan. His focus is to utilize the most effective therapy in pain management to his patients. His background in Physiatry and Interventional pain management prepared him appropriately well through a holistic or multidisciplinary approach to patient care. His treatment of pain is premised on minimal use of narcotics and tranquilizers. He takes a behavioral approach to pain with a special emphasis on fitness and function. Dr. LaCap can also utilize Interventional Pain Management Techniques if a conservative approach is not adequate. Dr. LaCap is a dedicated Physician and believes strongly in continuing medical education in order to maintain the highest level of care.
Michael Failla, DC
After graduating Villanova University, Dr. Failla received his Doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose California, in 1990. Furthering his post graduate education, Dr. Failla completed 300 hours of chiropractic rehabilitation at Northwestern College of Chiropractic. He also completed and is certified in Manipulation under Anesthesia from Texas College of Chiropractic. During his years at Palmer, Dr. Failla had the opportunity to intern with The San Francisco 49ers Chiropractor. Also while attending school, he dedicated time with Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors), traveling and administering care in Central America to the less fortunate.
Dr. Failla’s goals are to educate his patients about their particular spinal problems. He feels that when patients better understand their individual health issues, they are eager to get better and are more concentrated about their healthcare goals. This makes for incredible outcomes. Whether they have chronic pain, traumatic pain, or sports injuries, the goal of outcome is optimum health.
Studying under many doctors who specialized in headache and TMJ disorders, Dr. Failla has developed a headache protocol at Breakthrough Wellness Center that greatly helps headache and migraine pain, when traditional treatments fail. “Even with decades of treating patients, when I relieve someone of chronic, debilitating pain and return them to a more normal life, the feeling I get is like when I did it for the first time. Nothing is more rewarding (with the exception of my family), than to help someone be rid of their pain that they otherwise thought they would have to live with.”
Practicing for almost 25 years, (15 years in Monmouth County), Dr. Failla is a champion of the multi-discipline approach to health. “When you have different health care providers treating the same patient, there is an increased ability to correct their problem and not just treat their symptoms. In the end, the patient wins!”
Dr. Failla educates his community with outside lectures on many health and nutritional topics. “I will go to any company, school, or other learning centers to speak. If I help one person in the audience to better their health or reduce their pain, it’s well worth the time!”
Xin Liu P.T., D.P.T.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Xin Liu, PT, DPT obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Liu has been practicing as a licensed Physical Therapist shortly after she graduated from Columbia University. She has experiences in a variety of clinical settings, which include hospitals, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, pediatrics, out-patient, and multidisciplinary facilities. She is familiar with a wide variety of patient populations, which includes orthopaedics, post surgical, workmen’s comp, personal injuries, vestibular/balance, and neurologic. Her emphasis is on orthopaedics. She has taken a variety of continuing education courses, which includes treatment for the neck, back, shoulder, foot, and ankle.
Dr. Liu is passionate about helping people achieve a more independent, better quality of life. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.
Since graduating from the NYCTCM in NY, San Lee has been practicing as a licensed acupuncturist in NJ and NY. He obtained his master degree with special focus on the effects of weight training exercise on plasma lipid and lipoprotein in Kyunghee University (Korea). He specialized rehabilitation & exercise therapy and massage in department of sports medicine (RSAPC, Russia). He has published in many health related journals. His professional experience is widely varied, including positions as a middle school and highschool teacher, serving in the army as a martial art instructor, a meditation (mindfulness training and Yoga) center instructor, personal trainer in a gym and university instructor. This range of experience helps him as a therapist to select and perform the right treatment and to understand each patient’s mind and personality. He emphasizes “The first is the mind therapy”. “Our minds can affect how healthy our bodies are!” Also, he uses a combination of techniques to treat each patient; in other words he customizes a prescription for each patient based on their needs, symptoms and vulnerability regarding weight loss, stress, infertility, various pains, skin problem etc.
If you visit our center, you will be pleased with your treatment.