Jonathan grew up in Bergen County and enjoyed playing basketball and football. Jonathan earned his doctoral degree in physical therapy at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Following his doctorate, Jonathan went on to complete his residency to further specialize in orthopedic physical therapy as one of eleven people selected for the program across the nation.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Gayed went on to become an ABPTS board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS). Jonathan is also certified in trigger point dry needling technique, Kinesio-Taping, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Blood-Flow Restriction Therapy, Cupping, and Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).
After advancing his skill set in physical therapy techniques, Jonathan began seeing a demand for nutrition training among the patients he treated and went on to complete Precision Nutrition’s certification program. He uses this knowledge to help all patients help optimize results.
Jonathan is currently a professor at Rutgers’ and Kean University’s doctor of physical therapy program and was previously and adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Jonathan enjoys advancing the career of physical therapy and mentors many student physical therapists. In addition to teaching and mentoring, Jonathan is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) orthopedic and sports sections.