At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road | Tampa, FL 33626-4701

Meet The Team

Dr. George Kollias& his staff are dedicated to helping patients achieve resolution of their pain and provide them withthe path back to a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.



George A. Kollias D.C.

Tampa, FL Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy for the Relief of Pain

Dr. George Kollias has been treating the residents of the Westchase and Town N' Country for over fifteen years as a Chiropractic physician. Over that time frame he has developed a succesful and diverse practicewhich combines traditional techniques with new innovations in technology. With that in mind, Dr. Kollias added MLS laser therapy to his practice as a powerful tool to treat pain without the use of drugs or surgery.

"I was first introduced to the laser therapy about 7 years ago. I had suffered an injury to my right shoulder while treating a patient and was in a lot of pain, so much so that I was unable to work for over a month. During that time, I experimented with just about every treatment under the sun to 'fix' my painful 'frozen shoulder.' I tried everything, ultrasound, accupuncture, massage, electrical muscle stimulation and even biofeedback. My shoulder hurt so much I could barely raise it. I was becoming very concerned and frightened because, as a chiropractor, I make my living by using my hands and I wasn't able to. My practice was suffering andI had to hire another doctor to see my patients. At this point, I was willing to try anything. It was at this time that through some good luck, I was offered a treatment using 'low-level' or 'cold' laser therapy.

The laser used was a relatively low powered class 3 laser andI was not very hopeful of success. But after one treatment, I was able to lift my shoulder by about double what I could before and my pain was also decreased. The next day I recieved an additional treatment, this "jumpstarted" my ability to move my injured shoulder more freely. After this second treatment I was able to begin the process of strengthening it and returning it to normal, I was back at work within the week! I was so impressed that I immediately purchased the unit for my practice.

Over the years,I've had great succes with this laser unit but It wasn't powerful enough to treat deeper injuries. Then, just a few months ago I was introduced to theM6 laser built by ASA in Italy. The MLS laser incorporates the high power of a class 4 laser but through utilizing a pulsed beam it stays 'cool' making it extremely safe and comfortable to the patient".

In December of 2011 I was introduced to the M6 robotic laser manufactured by ASA in Italy. The MLS laser uses higher power than earlier lasers but stays cool by pulsing the beam, making it extremely safe and comfortable to the patient.

The M6 MLS laser quickly became my “go to” therapy for many stubborn injuries that are slow to respond to traditional methods. Now, I cannot imagine my clinic without this therapy. It is by far the most effective treatment modality that I have seen for conditions like golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and most musculoskeletal conditions.


Karen A. Derr D.C.

Tampa, FL Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy for the Relief of Pain

Dr. Karen has worked with Dr. Kollias since December of 2007 bringing over 17 years of clinical experience to our staff. Her passion is in educating families about how their bodies work and how to achieve and maintain optimal health at any age. Dr. Karen is experienced in using nutrition to help patients naturally address a wide range of conditions through dietary changes and targeted supplementation.

Since 2011, Dr. Derr has adopted MLS Laser therapy as a cornerstone of her approach to treating a wide range of conditions ranging from common back and neck issues to complex problems such as Trigeminal Neuralgia and TMJ disorders. She feels privileged to have delivered quality care to tens of thousands of men, women and children during her years of practice in both New Jersey and Florida and is excited to use MLS laser therapy to help both current and future patients. Dr. Karen has said, “The M6 laser is an amazing device, healing injured patients safely and quickly using only the power of concentrated light is a huge leap forward, I’m excited to be a part of it”.


Laura Davis

Years in the field: 10
License/Certifications: Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA), Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Position: Assistant to Dr. Kollias and Dr. Derr, MLS Laser Tech

Ms. Davis has worked side by side with Dr. Kollias helping patients recover from pain and injury since 2005. Laura has over 10 years experience with a number of therapeutic modalities such as electrical muscle stimulation, spinal decompression therapy and ultrasound. Since late 2011 Laura has been working with patients using the MLS Laser. Laura is caring, professional, efficient and thorough and has helped thousands of our patients achieve their health care goals.


Debbie Cram

 

Years in the field: 11
License/Certifications: Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Position: Assistant to Dr. Kollias and Dr. Derr, MLS Laser Tech

Debbie has worked in the chiropractic field for at least 11 years. She has personally worked for Dr. Kollias' for over 10 years.  Since 2011, Debbie has been helping patients in their healing process with the MLS M6 laser. Most of the time she can be found at the front desk, but is always willing to aid with a helping hand when needed. She is grateful to hear all of the successful stories so many of our patients have shared with her over the years.


Natalie Gomez

Years in the field: 8
License/Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Position: Assistant to Dr. Kollias and Dr. Derr, MLS Laser Tech

Natalie graduated in 2005 with her Certified Nursing Assistant degree and has worked for private companies and hospitals. She assists Dr. Kollias with the M6 Laser, Spinal Decompression and other therapeutic modalities to facilitate healing for those in need. Natalie is knowledgeable, hard working and driven to provide each of our patients with the very best in care.


Lori Davison - Massage Therapist

Years in the field: 4 years
License/Certifications: Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Position: Assistant to Dr. Kollias and Dr. Derr, MLS Laser Tech

Lori joined our office in late 2012 but has already proven herself as a valued and trusted member of our staff. A quick learner, Lori utilized her knowledge of the human body, learned through her training as a Licensed Massage Therapist, to safely and effectively use the MLS laser system to help patients recover from pain.


Demetri Halkias

Years in the field: 1
License/Certifications: Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Position: Assistant to Dr. Kollias and Dr. Derr, MLS Laser Tech

Demetri has been in the field for over a year and is trained in several therapeutic modalities in the office. He has a lot of experience working with the MLS M6 laser and ensuring patients respond well to therapy. He is currently going to school to study to be a chiropractor and enjoys gaining knowledge from his familiarity by working with patients in this field of interest.


Nicole Igartua

Years in the field: 2
License/Certifications: Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA)
Position: Assistant to Dr. Kollias and Dr. Derr, MLS Laser Tech

Nicole has been in the chiropractic field for over 2 years. She has demonstrated herself to be a quick learner in our office. She primarily works the front desk but is readily available and willing to assist in the back office where we focus on therapies, like the MLS M6 laser. She enjoys being an active part of the healing process with the patients  and hearing how well they respond to therapies recommended by our excellent doctors.