Samuel Meyers DC graduated with his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA in 2003. Upon graduation he moved to the Seattle, WA area to practice in his hometown. After a few years in Seattle, the thought of warm weather and the overwhelming urge to see the sun once again drew him back to the South, where he eventually happily landed in Florida. Since then, he’s been committed to creating a full service multi-disciplinary environment for treatment of neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, joint) conditions, where specialists in chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy work together for the greatest patient outcome. He works closely with the medical community to assist patients in their recovery from injury and pain without having to resort to more invasive procedures.
Since graduating, Dr. Meyers has accumulated thousands of hours of advanced training and clinical experience. He frequently attends post-graduate seminars in the fields of chiropractic, physical therapy, sports therapy, fitness training, and massage therapy. This diverse educational background allows him to diagnose and treat his patients’ pain and injuries with a multi-faceted approach. Dr. Meyers enjoys the challenge of helping rehabilitate injured athletes, as well as non-athletes. He is currently the team chiropractor for the Tampa Bay Rowdies professional soccer team. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, he worked as a personal trainer, and today he brings his passion for exercise and fitness into his rehabilitation treatment techniques. Dr. Meyers was a team member of the Tampa Krewe rugby club during its National Championship season in 2010, but he currently focuses his energy on personal fitness. He understands that every person and their individual pain or injury is unique. Therefore a treatment plan needs to be tailored for each unique individual problem. You don’t have to live in pain! Dr. Meyers will work to help return you to the healthy, happy life you deserve.
Dr. DeCosmo is the Medical Director of Bay Injury& Rehab, assisting the team medically with acute injuries, such as auto injuries or trauma. His functional and nutritional medicine practice is also based out of the Bay Injury & Rehab facility, and his direct number for these needs is 727.498.6488.
John DeCosmo, DO has been in practice in Saint Petersburg, Florida since July 18, 1988. He is an Osteopathic Physician and is Board Certified in Family Practice. His practice has matured and evolved quite nicely in that time and the doctor enjoys a good reputation in the community. Dr. DeCosmo has always followed the ideal of treating the patient the way you would want yourself or a close family member treated. He has treated his patients like this and his only concern during the office visit is the patient and the issues that pertain to their health. This has manifest as better patient satisfaction, patients feeling that their story has been heard, and a strong sense of a team approach. Dr. DeCosmo is very attentive to the wishes, beliefs, and preferences of his patients and encourages the input of the patient in the decision making process. Dr. DeCosmo has spent countless hours in medical training and continuing education. He maintains the lectures and credits necessary to maintain his licensure and board certification for Family Practice. Since 1997, Dr. DeCosmo has taken a special interest in the field of Functional Medicine or Nutritional Medicine. He has taken the advanced intensive Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice and is one of a few doctors who have done so in the Tampa Bay Area. He is currently pursuing additional training to achieve Certification in Functional Medicine granted by the Institute of Functional Medicine, one of the premiere training facilities in Functional Medicine. This additional training has afforded him the ability to delve deeper into health problems. As a matter of fact, one dictum in Functional Medicine is to look for the “root cause” of a medical problem. Finding the root cause allows treatment to be guided to the source of the problem and not to just put a “band aid” on the downstream manifestations of an illness. Many issues just go away instead of having to add prescription after prescription to cover or try to control the issue. This is a very satisfying approach for both doctor and patient and is very empowering for the patient.
After 14 years of practice at Farkas Chiropractic Clinic in St Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Hilton decided it was time to move north. She only made it 16 blocks north on 4th street to Bay Injury & Rehab, but we’re really excited she decided to join us. Her knowledge and energy have been a great addition to the clinic and her local move has allowed her to stay convenient to the patients who know and trust her.
A native of Tampa, Dr. MJ Hilton attended both St. Pete College and the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor in Science in Microbiology. She then moved to Chicago to attend National University of Health Sciences where she earned a second Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and went on to attain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While attending National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Hilton received the Rupolo award for outstanding student intern. She also received nomination to the “Who’s Who Among American College Students” and was a member of the National Dean’s List. Dr. Hilton was selected as Fellow in the National University Microbiology Department resulting in her teaching microbiology labs at the University. Her academic achievements at National University led her to graduate as class Valedictorian with Summa Cum Laude honors. Never one to stop learning, Dr. Hilton studied at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. There she completed clinical coursework in neurology for certification as a Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology and is board eligible for Certification from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurologists. She has additionally attended thousands post graduate hours in areas of clinical nutrition, herbal therapies, functional medicine, female and pediatric disorders. Dr. Hilton has been in practice in the Tampa bay area for 19 years. She enjoys a practice filled with a diverse group of patient conditions. Her practice includes, but is not limited to, preventative care, pregnancy related issues, traumatic injuries/sports injuries, pediatric care, headaches, repetitive stress injuries, and pain.
Annemarie has specialized in TMJ, orthotics, Spine Rehab and has Certifications for Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist since 2008 from the American Institute of Balance, Orthopedic Manual Therapist from Ola Grimsby Institute since 2009 and Graston Techniques since 2014. She has over 20 years of experience with recreational as well as professional athletes.
Annemarie was born in The Netherlands and graduated from Hogeschool West Brabant with a Bachelorette in Science and Physical Therapy in 1993. She came to the US in 1995 and stayed in Florida. She obtained a Masters in Business Degree from Troy State University in 2004.
Tiffany Edwall graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA with her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2008 after completing her Associate of Science degree in Biology from Pellissipi State and a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Edwall then practiced for 7 years in South Tampa where she gained experience working with all types of patients and injuries. She has vast experience with decompression & laser therapy, Mckenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, as well as spinal corrective care.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Registered Chiropractic Assistant
Scott Elliott studied Advanced Massage Therapy at Sanford Brown Institute in Tampa, FL. He earned his state license for massage therapy in 2009. He is also a massage therapy educator in the Tampa Bay area. Well versed in medical and sports massage, modalities including myofascial, neuromuscular, and PNF stretching.
When he’s not busy soothing sore muscles as a massage therapist, Scott is soothing ears as a radio DJ at WMNF 88.5 FM. Scott is excited to be part of the Bay Injury & Rehab team!