Dr. Joseph D. Fortin, DO

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male

Spine Technology and Rehabilitation 3898 New Vision Dr Ste B, Fort Wayne, IN 46845 Get Directions
(260) 459-7313

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The divine elements which seemingly conspired - leading me into healthcare are the ones which keep me true to our grand tradition: The infinite, God-given capacity for our body to heal. The magic of offering our hand in human service. The promise of science and technology.Read more

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Dr. Joseph Fortin is currently the Medical Director of Spine Technology and Rehabilitation P.C. and a Clinical Professor at Indiana...Read more

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Took time with my diagnosis. Office staff was friendly and efficient. Professional with a clean and well run office. Helped me with my back problems.
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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Alternative Care
  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Functional Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • Medical School
    Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Garden City Hospital, Osteopathic

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan State University

    Graduated in 1980

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Fortin says...

Dr. Joseph Fortin is currently the Medical Director of Spine Technology and Rehabilitation P.C. and a Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. His board certifications include: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Pain Management (American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), and Fellow Interventional Pain Practice (World Institute of Pain). He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Baylor College of Medicine and from there served three years in several directorship roles as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Fortin then dedicated three years to a spine radiology practice in New Orleans (interpreting MRI and CT as well as performing image-guided injection procedures). He maintained an academic affiliation as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at Louisiana State University. He has given numerous national and international lectures, as well as scientific presentations.

Dr. Fortin is internationally recognized for his novel scientific studies on the sacroiliac joint. His research endeavors (as expressed in the world peer review literature) however are diverse and include: 1) mapping sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain referral patterns; 2) determining the innervation of the SIJ; 3) describing imaging and arthrography techniques for the SIJ; 4) the relative contributions of the disc and zygapophyseal joints in chronic low back pain; 5) relating biomechanics of injury to spine pain in athletes, 6) A United States Olympic Committee funded injury tracking protocol and 7) the frequency of ostepenia in male patients on opioids. He also completed a controlled, randomized study on the remote effects of the clinical/experimental environment on functional outcome.  

For ten years, Dr. Fortin has been on the leading edge of a new specialty area of healthcare, applying stem cells and biological media, known as Regenerative Medicine (e.g. growth factors, bioscaffolds and stem cells). Dr. Fortin employs image-guidance devices to ensure the patient's concentrated healing cells are administrated at the exact coordinates of their damaged tissues. This exciting technology has been used to help a wide array of Dr. Fortin's patients, including: as an option to total joint replacement, to heal discs and nerves in the spine, for severe sports injuries, osteoarthritis and degenerative arthritis, as well as intractable nerve pain (e.g. trigeminal neuralgia). Through his collaborations with Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Fortin has been principle investigator in research projects – exploring the effects of stem cell therapy and biologic media on the human body. Recently, he received an educational award from the American Academy of Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine.

Dr. Fortin is an avid weightlifter and former competitive bodybuilder. He enjoys fishing, downhill skiing, golfing and spending time with his wife.

 

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Dr. Fortin's Care Philosophy

The divine elements which seemingly conspired - leading me into healthcare are the ones which keep me true to our grand tradition:       

  1. The infinite, God-given capacity for our body to heal.       
  2. The magic of offering our hand in human service.       
  3. The promise of science and technology.