Florida Spine is an injury rehabilitation center focused on providing treatment for acute and chronic pain. The co-management of our team will provide you with a comprehensive approach to help you function well and proactively maintain your health.
“Life is movement. The more life there is, the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive” -Arnaud Desjardins
Dr. Robert De Stefano, D.C.
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.
Lindsay De Stefano, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Lindsay De Stefano graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She achieved her master’s degree from FIU in Recreation and Sports Management and her master’s of medical science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Salus University. Her passion has always focused on helping others. As a personal trainer for over ten years she was able to help people reach their lifestyle goals. This background has led her to pursue her passion for helping others medically. Having Orthopedic training at St. Luke’s Hospital and personal experience with sports injuries she is able to address acute and chronic injuries for an expedited recovery so patients can return to enjoying an active lifestyle.
Robert W. Hare, PT
Physical Therapist Robert W. Hare graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in health sciences with emphasis on pre-physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation
He achieved his master’s degree from the University of Central Florida in 2007 and began practicing sports medicine and post-op rehab in Orlando with Sports Specific Training and Rehabilitation at Orlando Orthopaedic Centers throughout the greater Orlando area. He moved to Tampa in 2010 and began working in multiple nursing homes, rehab centers and home health agencies in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. In 2014 he began working with high school and college level baseball players following shoulder and Tommy John surgeries in both pre -op and post-op sessions as well as return to sport.
I was an engineering student in 2001 when I tore my ACL/meniscus and underwent reconstruction. Considering I was a regular at the gym and loved the therapy workouts following my surgery, it made sense to change my major. I have been working in the rehab setting since 2001 and have not looked back.