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Dr. Fitzthum's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Fitzthum "Healthcare has been the focus of my life since entering chiropractic college over 40 years ago. Seeking to broaden and deepen my training I entered medical school and found a passion for treating individuals with acute and chronic pain problems. After 20 years providing traditional medical pain management and finding that many individuals were little better off despite the high risk and high cost of treatment, I decided to change to a wellness model of pain management, helping people to become the best version of themselves under their circumstances."
This content was provided by Dr. Fitzthum "My approach to pain management includes obtaining a larger picture of the individual by inquiring in depth not only about their pain issues, but about activity/rest cycles, nutritional practures, and mindset. Pain is a complex event in the human nervous system, chronic pain even more so, and requires a multifaceted approach. My emphasis is on wellness because pain negatively impacts all aspects of a person's life, and because being in the best health that one can achieve offers the best chance for recovery, no matter what other treatment is done."
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Motor Vehicle Accident
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Upper Back Pain
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Myofascial Release Therapy
Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
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University Of Washington
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
Oregon Health and Science University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1989
University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Other Education | Completed 1999
Western States Chiropractic College
Other Education | Completed 1979
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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