Meet The Doctors
About Dr. Joe Casalino
For more than 3 decades, Dr. Casalino has dedicated his time and expertise to improve the health of our community. He has delivered more than 1,200 dynamic Health, Wellness, and Injury Prevention workshops and Health Fairs to more than 200 local businesses; groups and organizations such as Taco Industries, International Packaging, Bradley Hospital, Gilbane Company, Hasbro, the East Providence Fire Department, and many others. He has an extraordinary history of community service and vast experience and expertise in the field of workplace wellness and ergonomics.
Dr. Casalino is the Clinic Director and Founder of the Spinal Health And Rehab Center, with locations in Barrington, Providence, New Bedford and Fall River. The multi-doctor, state-of-the-art care sets the standard for non-invasive structural care of the body. He has coordinated the treatment of over 8,500 people of all ages, from infants to the elderly with neuromusculoskeletal problems.
Dr. Casalino received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. He was an engineering researcher and designer for the Exxon corporation prior to pursuing his chiropractic education. The advanced structural analysis and treatment protocols provided at the Spinal Health And Rehab Center are truly engineering based. This sets us apart, especially in the field of spinal care.
About Dr. Matthew Carrera
Dr. Matthew Carrera earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Providence College and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport’s College of Chiropractic. He also specializes in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), utilizing both physics and engineering methods and techniques to restructure the spine and take pressure off irritated nerves.
He is a licensed physiotherapist, specializing in Sports Traumatology, and has used this specialty in the area of professional sports. While pursuing his doctorate, Dr. Carrera completed his thesis, Conservative Management of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome in the Professional Baseball Pitcher, describing breakthrough information used in the diagnosis and treatment of a common (and easily reversible) sports shoulder injury.
In 2002 and 2003, Dr. Carrera again utilized this expertise in athletic therapy while serving as the competition chiropractic physician at the National Tae-Kwon-Do Championships in Fairfield, CT. He continues to broaden his knowledge of the human body and its neurological connections through peer-reviewed articles and case studies, with the realization that the learning process never truly does end.
Dr. Carrera joined the Spinal Health and Rehab team in 2004, treating many patients, from infants and toddlers to the elderly and expectant mothers, in an effort to create a community free of unwanted health problems. He currently resides in Dighton with his wife Courtney and two sons, Braelon and Colton.
About Dr. Brian Sullivan
Dr. Brian Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctor of Chiropractic from the chiropractic college that founded the profession, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He continues his academic training and education with various institutions, including the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and in areas such as diagnostic testing, sports injury rehabilitation, and chiropractic pediatrics. In 2004, his involvement with the aid program Clinic Abroad took him to the Fijian islands of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. Fiji is one of the poverty-stricken nations that Clinic Abroad works with by providing care and aid. Dr Sullivan set up free chiropractic clinics in mountain villages and busy cities; in schools, churches, and under tents.
Between undergraduate and graduate degrees, Dr. Sullivan spent two years in research with the National Biological Service and U.S. Geological Survey. He was inspired to become a Doctor of Chiropractic by a doctor who had helped him as a young man. Today, Dr. Sullivan takes care of families, children, and the elderly. His technical expertise revolves around principles of physics and engineering and using those principles to restructure the spine and take pressure off the irritated nerves.
Brian Sullivan, DC resides in Providence and joined the Spinal Health and Rehab Center in 2005. He seeks to provide his community with exceptional natural healthcare through chiropractic.