Spine & Joint Associates

Proudly Caring for Veterans

Welcome to SAJA Care

Your First Visit

At your first visit, you will meet privately with our doctor to obtain your history and a physical exam. You will be provided a clear and concise diagnosis and treatment plan.

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Alfred Pinto

Biology, Indiana University at South Bend
Logan University of Health Science, St. Louis, Missouri
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Licensed Acupuncturist

Front Desk Staff


Originally from Florida, I moved here 13 years ago to do post graduate work in Latin and Medieval History at Notre Dame. I feel fortunate to work with great doctors and staff who truly care about the patients.


I will graduate in December of 2015 with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration. I work at this office because I absolutely love interacting with clients, seeing progress in others health, and being able to give clients the satisfaction that their paperwork will be done timely and with accuracy. I really enjoy being around my huge family since I am the youngest of nine, and also doing exciting activities with my one year old daughter, Ah Nina.

Massage Therapists


Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan 12 years ago and I was amazed that towns that small existed. I currently reside in Mishawaka. I believe that my success is not of my doing but from my belief and faith in God. I love to watch movies, listen to music, play the drums, and travel.


Hi everyone! I'm Erin. I went to Blue Heron Academy for my Massage Therapy Certification. I live in Elkhart with my wonderful husband, Luke. I specialize in clinical and deep tissue therapy, and I love providing hot stone massages! When I'm not at work I enjoy cake decorating, making YouTube videos, and being involved at Southside Christian Church.


I attended Brown Mackie College for massage training, which was a two year program. I love helping people, which is one of the main reasons why I became a therapist. In my spare time, I love spending time with my teenage son, family and friends.


I am a Certified Massage Therapist. My training was done at Blue Heron Academy and I have been massaging for over 9 years. I first chose to become a Massage Therapist because I knew how rewarding it would be to help people who are in pain to feel better. I continued massaging because it was even more rewarding than I first imagined. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kourtney, and my daughter, Emma, and trying out new recipes in my free time. I also enjoy “Thirsty Thursdays”, a tradition of getting together with a group of high school friends and hanging out every week.