Providing Physical Therapy and Pain Management
If you are in need of pain management, Tampa Bay Spine & Injury is the best place you can go for the treatment and care. Our experienced doctors and specialists provide pain management and physical therapy for individual treatment plans that work. Our services include laser therapy treatment, spinal decompression, digital x-rays, and other treatments using the latest technology.
Dr. Scott Elliott, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic. Licensed and practicing in the state of Florida, Dr. Scott O. Elliott graduated with honors from Cleveland Chiropractic college in Los Angeles, CA. He served on the Board of Directors for the California Chiropractic Association and has been recognized for clinical excellence and outstanding service to the profession. Dr. Elliott was also a part of an integrated physical medicine team where he treated less fortunate citizens using a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management and corrective musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Dr. Mark Elliott, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Mark Elliott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, CA. Licensed in the state of Florida, he is the primary treating physician and back pain doctor at the Tampa Bay Spine and Injury Brandon location. While in school, Dr. Elliott participated as a treating intern in a research trial that studied the effects of chiropractic care in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. He has worked as a volunteer in an integrative medical setting managing chronic pain patients and focuses on a functional approach to pain management and postural rehabilitation.
Doctor of Chiropractic. Licensed and practicing in the state of Florida, Dr. Robert De Stefano Jr. graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. While in school, Dr. De Stefano served as the President of the Student Government Association, the Vice President of the philosophical society, and an academic advisory committee member. He was the primary victor of the Chiropractic philosophy and patient education lecture competition, an ambassador for prospective scholars, and the receiver of the Service Distinction Award for contributions to Sherman College and the local community. He has participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic and India, providing Chiropractic care to underprivileged natives; from infants to the elderly. His sports background, training on extremity adjusting, and certification in the activator technique allows him to treat every patient as an individual.
Dr. Richard Rizzo, M.D.
Dr. Rizzo is a Board Certified physician, recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area for over twenty years and has extensive experience through his work in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Primary Care. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York. He received his Medical Doctorate degree in New York City at the State University of New York and completed his post-graduate training at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Dr. Rizzo is enthusiastic about providing the most optimal medical management for his patients, using a multi-disciplinary approach, so that they may be able to resume their normal daily activities and continue to lead productive and satisfying lives. His treatment modalities are in strict accordance with the established protocols and expected standards of care. His compassionate care, clinical skills, and empathy have resulted in the outstanding reputation he maintains with his patients and referring physicians in our area. He is happy to welcome you to our practice and is committed to assisting in your expeditious improvement and recovery.
Dr. Erin Gambetti is licensed and practicing in the state of Florida as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. From 2011 to 2015, she worked as the Manager of Athlete Care for the Women’s Tennis Association working with the top elite female tennis players in the world. She provided rehabilitation services to female tennis players at international tournaments and worked as the lead physical therapist at several of the Grand Slams including the US Open, Australian Open, and Roland Garros. She completed a sports physical therapy residency with St. Luke’s Sports Medicine in Boise, ID. She provided physical therapy services to the Idaho Steelheads and Idaho Stampede in addition to the community and a local high school. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Boston University and graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is certified as a Sports Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dr. Ron Chatterjee, MD
Dr. Ron Chatterjee went to Kent State University for his Bachelor’s of Science of as part of a six year B.S.M.D. program. He completed his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. In between, he studied abroad at Leicester University in Leicester, England.
Dr. Chatterjee went on to do a transitional year internship at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Chatterjee then finished a one year fellowship in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine at Ahwatukee Sports and Spine in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Chatterjee is a member of the International Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Florida Medical Society. He has participated in national conventions for standards, improvement, and research of spine care.
Dr. Chatterjee specializes in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic pain syndromes through a variety of techniques. His goal is to quickly relieve pain and restore function to his patients. From the training he received, his focus is on pain originating from the spine and affecting any part of the body, although he has a strong ability to assess all types of pain and distinguishing its source. He also has expertise in the management of sports-related injuries, and has been the team physicians for high school football and independent professional baseball teams. His education in physical medicine and rehabilitation has allowed him to help patients successfully improve their quality of life and be as independent as possible through multiple modalities. Dr. Chatterjee is a physician that will always spend extra time with patients making sure their problems are addressed and ensuring they receive the best care available.
Esther Kim, MS, ATC, LAT
Esther Kim is a Certified Athletic Trainer who joined Tampa Bay Spine & Injury in June 2014 with 6 years of injury and preventative rehabilitation experience. Ms. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Florida State University in 2011. During her time at FSU, she worked with the women’s basketball, track and field, swimming and diving, football, and women’s soccer teams. Ms. Kim spent two years as a Resident Athletic Trainer with the University of South Florida from 2012-2014 working with the cross country and track and field teams. Esther earned her Master of Medical Sciences with a concentration in Pediatric Sports Medicine in May 2014. Ms. Kim also served as a preceptor and clinical instructor to the USF Athletic Training Education Program. For one year prior to joining USF Athletic Training Program, Esther held the Resident Athletic Trainer position at a chiropractic clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a member of the National Athletic Trainer Association since 2011 and has been licensed to practice in Florida since 2012. Ms. Kim also assists patients with our St. Petersburg and Brandon FL chiropractor in sports injury treatment.
Madison Cook, Physical Therapist Assistant
Madison Cook is a Physical Therapist Assistant licensed and practicing in the State of Florida. Madison first studied allied health at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she also played on the Women’s Soccer Team. She later transferred to Tulsa Community College to complete the Physical Therapist Assistant program. Her first patient care experience was in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Nate Waters Clinic where she specialized in pediatrics. After graduating, Madison accepted a contract position where she traveled to different facilities around the Greater Oklahoma Area; receiving exposure to acute care, inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing. Her most recent position before moving to Florida was at a skilled nursing facility called Villages of Southern Hills. Here, she worked with a team of Doctors, Nurses, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists to collaborate on the best possible treatment plans for her patients. Her workload consisted of treating conditions of, but not limited to; joint replacements, orthopedic injuries, stroke and neurological conditions, diabetes management, and post-surgery recovery.
Find out more information about our neck and back pain doctors located in Brandon and St. Petersburg and how they can help you with low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and sports injuries. Contact Tampa Bay Spine & Injury today to make an appointment and start on your path to pain-free living.
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