Deborah Alberti – Ballroom Dancer
Dr. Shaker literally gave me my life back! As a competitive a mature ballroom dancer, I had been sidelined for almost a year due to increasingly agonising and immobilising sciatic pain. I had tried traditional chiropractic care, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and pain management injections, none of which provided a solution for me. I had even been referenced to a neurosurgeon and was so desperate for relief that I was actually considering surgery. Thank goodness I heard about Dr. Shaker before meeting with the surgeon! Under Dr. Shaker’s care, I was back on the dance floor within weeks, feeling so much better, and, once again, enjoying the freedom of movement-PAIN FREE! His knowledge of Trigenics®, expertise in the body mind connection and experience in treating all types of injuries put him in a league of his own. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone seeking real answers for quick, true, and lasting pain relief. Dr. Shaker…you ROCK!
Florida Gator Quarterback
— Tim Tebow
Dr. Shaker, “thanks for getting me ready.”
Tim Tebow after the loss to Mississippi, Tebow and the Gators went on to win the national championship 2008.
— Mary Farina
“I have been a patient of Dr. Shaker for 5 years. He has enriched my life and I am now on a road to good health. When I began my visits, I suffered from back and neck pain. At that point, I thought I just had to live with the pain. However, after just a few visits, I felt so much better. Dr. Shaker has also cured me of my plantar fasciitis. I can now get out of bed in the morning with no pain on my feet. Since Dr. Shaker has been so successful in helping me in the past, I posed him with a challenge. My whole life I had suffered with motion sickness. I could not take a plane without major medication, which made me very sleepy. My children live in Chicago, so I travel a great deal. I needed my motion sickness problem to be solved. Dr. Shaker applied the cold laser therapy to my ear and in about 4 easy and painless applications; I no longer suffer when I fly. I experienced no side effects and it has been over 3 years that turbulence no longer affects me. I was even able to experience Soarin at Epcot, which was an opportunity I could not take part in before my treatment. I was so excited that during my first ride, I kept on shouting for all to hear. Thank you, Dr. Shaker I was elated after I could experience this and many more with my family! ”
Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver
— Riley Cooper
“I had chronic turf toe which was hindering my ability to stay on both the football and baseball field. Despite the best efforts to fix me, nothing worked, and was getting worse. Dr. Shaker fixed me in 6 treatments. Thanks Doc!”
Buccaneer 3rd All-time Leading Receiver
“Last season I was referred to Dr. Shaker by my teammates Brian Kelly and Ryan Nece. Unfortunately, I didn’t take their advice. My injuries continued to pile up – resulting in 2 surgeries.
I finally came to Dr. Shaker in Feb. ’06 as a last resort. At the time, I was unable to reach out with my left arm without pain. I had excrutiating pain in my left toe and was not able to extend my Right knee completely. I could not squat my own body weight without pain. I was unable to jog or workout. I had been treated for an alleged ‘turf toe’, for which I had received no relief. After treatment by Dr. Shaker my injuries were improved.
I am currently treating with Dr. Shaker 2 times per week to prepare for the upcoming season. I feel confident that with his help, I will be back at 100%. I feel he has saved and prolonged my career.”
Lori Carollo – Nurse Anesthetist
“As we get out of our youthful prime and still want to strive for greatness, aches, pains, and injuries happen. Do you think it’s gonna stop this girl–Hell no!! Just have to call in the reinforcements…Dr Shaker, What an amazing skill he has (and all the crazy & wonderful state-of-the art tools he uses to accomplish GREATNESS). He whipped me right into shape w/in weeks. Now I’m back, stronger than ever and feeling Fantastic all because of Dr Shaker. I love training, in particularly in weight training. Over the year, I developed serve injuries that prevented me from training to my highest potential. One injury, a radial nerve entrapment in my right arm hindered me from training my upper body, not to mention causing excruciating sharp pain during movement. As a nurse anesthetist I have access to many doctors and therapists, none were able to help. Thank you Dr.Shaker and your use of the amazing Trigenics System that prevented me from having surgery. Any of you out there that have any type of joint, or tissue injury and you want to avoid surgery, I highly recommend Dr Richard Shaker. Go to drshaker.com to check him out!”
Buccaneer Superbowl XXXVII MVP
“I was referred to Dr. Shaker by several of my teammates, including Brian Kelly. At the time, I could not play because my knee was clicking and I suffered from severe achilles tendonitis. After treatment by Dr. Shaker, I am currently pain free. I am so impressed with his abilities that I refer my family and colleagues.”
— Dave Mathews
Dave Mathews Band contacted my office prior to his performance at the Ford Amphitheater here in Tampa. They informed me that Dave was laying flat on his back and his performance was in huge jeopardy. Thankfully we got him up and walking, he was able to perform for the Tampa community that night. I found Dave to be an extremely warm, pleasant and funny guy.
Pro Bowl Running Back
Atlanta Falcons — Warrick Dunn
“I’ve been treating with Dr. Shaker since 1997 when I was with the Buccaneers. Now with the Atlanta Falcons I still seek Dr. Shaker’s expertise whenever I’m not feeling 110%. Over the course of my career Dr. Shaker has consistently got me back on the field.
Buccaneer Defensive Back — Brian Kelly
“I have been treating with Dr. Shaker exclusively for the past 4 seasons. He has fixed my neck, shoulder, lower back, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Without his assistance and care, I may not be playing today. Currently, Dr. Shaker also cares for my wife and 3 children. We continue to refer our family and friends to him.”
Buccaneer All Time Leading Receiver
“I have been treating with Dr. Shaker since 1990 and I have since retired from the Carolina Panthers. The care and treatment of Dr. Shaker assisted me in my long productive career in the NFL. When I was still playing with the Panthers, I traveled to Tampa to be treated by Dr. Shaker.”
Orestes Destrade with Ex-Yankee teammate, Don Mattingly
I met Dr. Shaker when we were both still playing baseball in college in 1983. Since that time. During my 15 year pro baseball career I have been treated by a plethora of specialists in both the US and Japan.
Tampa Bay Buccaneer & New England Patriot Defensive Back
I have been treating with Doctor Shaker since 1990. I have referred my family, friends, and colleagues to him for the past 17 years. He has helped manage many of my ailments during my career. Currently, he is keeping my neck and shoulders healthy. Thanks Doc for all of your help!
Philadelphia Phillies Star left fielder.
— Raul Ibanez
Over the course of my long career, I have been treated by many sports medicine specialists – both eastern and western. I have found Dr. Shaker’s work to be the most effective for me
— Jason Werth
For years I have had to overcome chronic and painful, Osteitis pubis (pelvic pain). This condition has significantly slowed me down, and led to compensation shoulder condition. My physical condition was so bad this year, (2008) I may have had to retire. I have been to several specialists over the past 5 years; none have helped. My teammate, Greg Dobbs referred me to Dr. Shaker. R. Shaker watched me walk, and then treated me. After one treatment, I felt an immediate relief in my pelvis and my gait improved. After six sessions I began to move and sprint like my old self. Dr. Shaker also fixed my shoulder. Thanks Doc for resurrecting my career!
— Greg Dobbs
My career has been challenged by a multitude of injuries. Over the past year, the injuries were taking their toll and becoming hard to overcome. Dr. Jason Amstutz, “Dr. J”, was the first doctor to really enable me to start recovering from chronic foot, ankle, calf and shoulder problems. As the problems persisted, Dr. J then referred me to his mentor, Dr. Shaker. Quite simply, Dr Shaker’s knowledge, technique, and skills are like no other I have experienced. Because of Dr. Shaker’s medical care, I am now playing at nearly 100%. I will continue to treat with him throughout my career. I sincerely feel that both Dr. J and Dr. Shaker have saved and will preserve my career.
* The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine.