300 Congress St, Suite 304, Quincy, MA 02169

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Dr. Richard Mazzaferro
Board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Richard Mazzaferro is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with more than 20 years of experience in spine.

Dr. Mazzaferro is proficient in the use of interventional pain procedures. In 2002, he finished his residency training at the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Mazzaferro then returned to active duty in the Army until 2006. From 2002-2006 he served as Chief of the Interventional Spine Pain Management Service at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. In 2006, he received the United States Army’s prestigious Meritorious Service Medal for his work at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Mazzaferro was promoted to Lt. Colonel and completed his reserve duty obligations in February 2013.

Subsequent to his medical career in the military, Dr. Mazzaferro created Quincy Spine Center because he recognized that back and neck pain required a specialized approach.

By combining physical medicine, injection therapy, and then spine therapy under one roof, Quincy Spine Center is typically able to determine the cause of back and neck pain and provide non-surgical treatment options that can help the patient avoid an unnecessary spine surgery.

Our long term goal with Quincy Spine Center is to continually improve how we care for back and neck problems. The spine center develops home exercise programs with a therapist who encourages movement and a return to activity. The spine center has an internal exercise gym where patients can develop a stronger, more flexible core so they can be more resistant to future strain, which prevents recurrences of back pain.

“We take the time to educate patients so they understand the cause of their back or neck problem and how best to relieve symptoms,” says Dr. Mazzaferro. “We can be especially helpful to worker's compensation patients who have injured themselves on the job, as we provide an unbiased assessment of their problem, and help them return to activity and their job.”

“We are committed to a well-informed patient,” adds Dr. Mazzaferro. “We launched an online encyclopedia on spine at www.QuincySpineCenter.com that has symptom charts, medical illustrations, narrated videos on spine treatment in English and Spanish and exercises that relieve back and neck pain. To our knowledge, this spine encyclopedia is the most comprehensive educational resource for back and neck pain sufferers in the State of Massachusetts.”

Affiliated specialists who see patients in our office:

Spine Surgeons

Brian Kwon, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kwon is a spine surgeon with more than two decades of experience in spine surgery. Dr. Kwon specializes in the surgical management of adult spine disorders. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in spine surgery. Dr. Kwon was awarded his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and he completed an orthopedic surgical residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kwon is an active member of several medical societies, i.e., North American Spine Society (NASS), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS). Because of his extensive background in scientific research, he was asked to serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques – a preeminent peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal for spine clinicians. In addition, Dr. Kwon is a frequently requested speaker and often presents his research to national and international audiences.

Ashley Rogerson, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rogerson is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in the following problems: myelopathy, trauma, spinal stenosis, disc herniations, spine tumor/infection, minimally invasive surgery, and treatment of workers’ compensation patients. She trained at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine; Tufts Medical Center and Newton-Wellesley Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

Orthopedic Specialists

Daniel Sun, MD  
Fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Sun is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements. His clinical practice focuses on treating hip and knee arthritis and working together with his patients to find the best solution to achieve their goals. Dr. Sun specializes in primary and complex hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacements, as well as surgery for failed hip and knee replacements, known as "revision surgery".

Dr. Sun received his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and cell biology from the University of California at San Diego before receiving his medical degree from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Sun subsequently completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and a hip preservation fellowship at Inselspital Hospital in Bern, Switzerland. He then continued his training as an Otto E. Aufranc Adult Reconstruction Fellow at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Sun has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has presented his research at regional and national meetings. He serves as a journal reviewer for the Journal of Arthroplasty. In his free time, Dr. Sun enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Quincy Physical Therapy

Sam Frommelt, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert VRS

Sam is the managing partner of Quincy Physical Therapy. Sam attended Northeastern University where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sam’s clinical experience is very well-rounded including experience in acute care and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. Sam’s experience in these settings has allowed him to gain valuable insight into treating a variety of ages and diagnosis. Sam has particular clinical interests in treating musculoskeletal, neurologic, and vestibular conditions. Sam holds multiple advanced certifications including vestibular rehabilitation specialist, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and blood flow restriction therapy. He also has specialized training in spinal manipulation and strength training. Sam is a firm believer in being on the leading edge of evidence-based practice and holds lifelong learning in high regard. In Sam’s free time, he enjoys strength training, watching sports, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family.

Quincy Physical Therapy specializes in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, dizziness, chronic pain, orthopedic injury, sports medicine and treatment of on-the-jop injuries related to workers compensation and the special requirements for speeding return to activity.

Matthew Page PT, DPT

Matt is a staff Physical Therapist at Quincy Physical Therapy originally from Beverly MA. Matt attended Northeastern University where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. Matt has a diverse clinical background ranging from inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient-based orthopedic cases. Matt’s clinical interests include treating orthopedic, muscular, and neurological conditions. Matt believes that understanding and staying up to date on evidence-based practice is the best way to gain the knowledge necessary to treat effectively. He has recently attended courses to obtain his dry needling certification as well as advance his clinical skills in shoulder and back conditions. He recently took a course to become a certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist which gives him the skills to excel at treating vertigo and post concussion patients. Matt is a strong believer in improving activity levels and using progressive strengthening as a treatment method to help patients restore function in their lives.

Matt enjoys exercising, going to sporting events, traveling, and going to the beach in his spare time. Matt also enjoys time with his family and friends during his free time.

More information is at Quincy Physical Therapy.

Quincy Spine Center provides second opinions for back surgery, neck surgery and other spine problems. The spine center receives back pain and neck pain patients that are referred by other physicians in cities across the Boston area and South Shore, including the cities of: Braintree, Dedham, Foxborough, Brockton, Plymouth and Wareham. Additionally patients are referred from across Cape Cod including the towns of Sandwich, Mashpee, Barnstable, Dennis, Harwich, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.

Dr. Richard Mazzaferro

Board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Richard Mazzaferro is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with more than 10 years experience in spine. Dr. Mazzaferro is proficient in the use of lumbar and cervical interventional pain procedures. In 2002, he finished his residency training at the Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the founder of Quincy Spine Center.

Understanding Symptoms

Pain is not a good indicator of when to see a doctor for a spine problem. While a back spasm can be excruciating, the good news is that ligament strain doesn’t require surgery.

Quincy Bundled Rate

Find out more about a simple 20 minute office procedure — at a $500 bundled rate — that can eliminate the need for spine surgery.

Home Remedy Book

Get our 36-page Home Remedy Book that has special stretches that relieve many pain symptoms.