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About Us

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The Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine team consists of dedicated medical assistants, front desk, medical records, patient services, and support staff who work collaboratively with our expert clinical team making it the largest physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in Western New York. Our expert clinicians help patients understand their pain and the treatment options necessary to achieve their goals and take back their lifestyles.

Our team is made up of dedicated physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists and chiropractors.

Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine enables you to “take back your lifestyle” with various services that meet your specific needs such as a comprehensive exam, physical therapy, diagnostic testing and pain alleviating injections including Botox injections for pain/spasticity/migraines.  The vast majority of our injections are image-guided via sonogram or fluoroscopy for better results.

Specialty Training


To become a PM&R physician, individuals must successfully complete 4 years of medical school and 4 additional years of residency training. Residency training includes 1 year developing fundamental clinical skills and 3 additional years of training in the full scope of the specialty. Additionally, our physicians have spent 1 year longer than the standard residency requirement, working in the spine and sports specialty that includes injection training.

There are 80 accredited residency programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation in the United States. Many PM&R physicians choose to pursue additional advanced degrees (M.S., PhD) or complete fellowship training in a specific area of the specialty. Fellowships are available for specialized study in such areas as musculoskeletal rehabilitation, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and sports medicine. To become board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, a PM&R physician must pass both a written and an oral examination given by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R).

Residency Program
Please Note: Due to a full capacity program, Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine will not be accepting any new residents or medical students for Clinical Rotations. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Gambino at mgambino@buffspine.com


Corine Kaufman Cicchetti, MD and patient

  • Nationally-recognized, non-surgical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) practice for all generations

  • Treatment ranges from musculoskeletal to spine injury rehabilitation

  • Commitment to shared decision-making and coordinated care

  • Emphasis on performance enhancement and functional improvement

  • Utilizes electrodiagnostic testing and ultrasound visualization

  • We place a strong emphasis on the role of the medical exam and medical history in evaluating patients, focusing on function.

  • Pain management injections performed with imaging guidance

What We Treat

Treatment areas include: back, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, pelvis, knees, ankles and feet and more.
     • Spine injuries/conditions
     • Sports injuries
     • Occupational injuries
     • Degenerative and painful joint/muscle conditions
     • Women specific musculoskeletal conditions
     • Chronic migraine headaches
     • Spasticity/Dystonia conditions


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The health care providers at Buffalo Spine and Sports believe that all people are masters of their own destiny and are masters of their bodies. We believe that “movement is life” and “life is movement” and that through corrective movement many problems that arise in the spine and joints can be alleviated and normal motion can be restored.

Whether it is through the careful and methodical supervision of a physical therapist, healing hands of a chiropractor, or through insightful and gentle guidance of a therapeutic yoga instructor, Buffalo Spine and Sports providers aim to improve peoples’ lives and help them take back their life and lifestyle.

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Helping people ‘take back their lifestyle.’