Thomas Dreisinger PhD
Dr. Thomas Dreisinger is clinic coordinator of SpineZone, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation program recently added to the comprehensive services of the Advanced Spine Institute at Alvarado Hospital. He is also president of Therapy Advisors, which has developed scientifically based treatment protocols for spinal rehabilitation. In addition, he is the current research coordinator for U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation.
Throughout Dr. Dreisinger’s more than 30 years in orthopaedics, rehabilitation and physical medicine, he has developed an injury prevention program that drastically reduced carpal tunnel surgeries for Tyson Foods, Justine Industries and MagTek employees. He was a founder and managing partner of Progressive Spine Care and Rehabilitation, a fully computer-automated spine clinic in Columbia, Missouri. As vice president of Prevention First, Dr. Dreisinger assisted 3M, major U.S. Airlines and other clients with establishing successful spine and upper extremity injury prevention protocols. Dr. Dreisinger is also past chairman of the board for the U.S. Branch of the world-renowned McKenzie Institute International and currently a Trustee of the International Institute.
As an associate professor at Lincoln University and clinical instructor at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, Dr. Dreisinger shared his extensive knowledge and experience with the future generation of clinical experts. Moreover, he has presented numerous scientific papers worldwide and his articles have been published in top peer-reviewed journals including Spine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spine Universe and Rehabilitácia.
Dr. Dreisinger is a fellow of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is chairman of the board for the International Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Research Foundation, as well as board of director of the U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation, Spine Care Partnering, LLC and McKenzie Institute Canada.
Prior to these milestones, Dr. Dreisinger earned his doctoral degree in exercise physiology from the University of Missouri. He also has served in the Army as an air traffic controller, and is a Vietnam veteran.