George A. Kollias D.C. is a 1996 graduate of Life Chiropractic college in Marietta Georgia. He has been serving the Westchase/Citrus Park area of Tampa since 1997. In 2000, he established Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy with the vision of providing both tried and true traditional Chiropractic techniques as well as utilizing new technological advances in the natural treatment of neck and back pain.
What led him to Chiropractic?
"I was a 21-year-old athlete who had never had a back or neck problem before. That changed when I injured my neck playing in a rugby match. For weeks I was in pain, barely able to move my neck and unable to stop the pain. I saw my family physician who prescribed medication, I saw an orthopedist who prescribed more medication but at the end of the day I was pretty much the same, in pain and unable to do the things I loved the most. Finally, one of my teammates suggested that I go see his chiropractor, Dr. Richard Markland."
"Never before had I gone in to a doctor's office feeling sick or in pain only to leave feeling pretty much fine, but on that day I did, and it changed my life. Dr. Markland examined my neck, took x-rays, showed me where the problem was, and then performed an adjustment on my neck and upper back. Afterwards, my neck felt so good that later that same day I was able to return to rugby practice after being out for weeks. I was so impressed that I eventually decided to quit my job and enroll at Life Chiropractic College".
"My favorite part of practicing chiropractic? I would have to say it's treating patients who are new to chiropractic itself. I often see patients who had resisted seeing a chiropractor but who upon the recommendation of a friend or a loved one comes to "try us out". The change that occurs when these patients see that chiropractic is safe and effective is always priceless."
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"At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy we seek to treat the patient as we would treat members of our own family."
Autumn M. Scaz, DC, received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in 2000. Since becoming a board certified Chiropractic Physician, she has had held a license in the state of Florida, as well as, the state of Tennessee. Prior to moving to Tampa in 2012, Dr. Scaz practiced in her home town of Sarasota, FL, with her practice focusing on family care, as well as spinal correction and rehabilitation.
While her parents introduced her to chiropractic at a young age, it was during her undergraduate studies at Stetson University that she experienced the true power of what chiropractic adjustment could accomplish. Majoring in Piano Performance and minoring in Exercise Science, she sought out chiropractic care to help with headaches caused by tension in the neck and shoulders due to several hours of daily piano practice. After several months of treatments she realized that, through chiropractic adjustments, she was unexpectedly free from another condition that she had suffered from since childhood, asthma. It was then that she decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic.
When asked what the most enjoyable aspect of being a chiropractor was to her, she replied “second to physically adjusting patients, I love to educate people on the anatomy of the human body”. Because of this passion for education, she has enjoyed teaching several semesters in the Nursing and Physical Therapy programs at Keiser University stating “I taught as an adjunct educator, meaning I taught classes at night, and my students consisted primarily of working adults who were going back to school for an education to better themselves, their lives and the lives of their families”.
Dr. Scaz is privileged and excited to be a part of Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, where they continue to offer the latest treatment options and the highest quality of care.
Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo is a graduate of the prestigious New York Chiropractic College. She has been practicing for over 8 years and has successfully helped thousands of patients with a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Prior to relocating to Florida in 2017, Dr. Gionfriddo opened and managed a private practice in Connecticut with a clinical focus on family care.
Dr. Gionfriddo has known from a young age that she was called to be a Chiropractor and is proud of her ability to help patients overcome their health challenges. Her favorite part about being a chiropractor is her ability to help patients who have struggled with chronic pain finally get the relief for which they have desperately been searching. As a clinician, Dr. Gionfriddo is focused on restoring and maintaining the structural integrity of the spine as this inextricably influences our ability to adapt to the intrinsic and extrinsic stresses of our environment. Patients have described Dr. Gionfriddo as compassionate, knowledgeable, caring, and attentive.
In her spare time, Dr. Gionfriddo enjoys spending quality time with her two adorable children, her husband, and their golden retriever, Rudy. She feels honored to be able to serve the patients of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy and is proud of the team approach to care that we provide to our patients.