The program is a platform to help people for the sake of helping people. There’s no financial reward or medals or plaques; you just get a true sense of helping those who cannot help themselves.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 17, 2014
Dr. Jon Petrick, Clinical Director of the Las Vegas Pain Relief Center is a highly sought-after chiropractor by world class athletes and discerning clients and patients. When he isn't busy helping his clients, he dedicates his time to helping "Keep It Simple-Make It Fun", a non-profit organization geared towards assisting disabled individuals have an opportunity to experience leisure activities.
Dr. Jon Petrick has worked with the Toronto Blue Jays for the past twelve seasons and resides as the on air doctor for the hit FOX television show Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has a true passion for what he does and his back story shines a little light on why that is.
In 1994, while residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Petrick was involved in a car accident from which he suffered neurological impairments in his right arm and leg. He had sixty percent weakness and a lot of dysfunction. The on-going pain and effects from the crash had gone on for nearly seven months until he was referred to a Dr. James Atkins, owner of Arizona Pain Treatment Centers. Petrick began a rehabilitation program that incorporated Active Release Techniques, which returned him to full function. While the accident caused severe trauma in Petrick’s life, it has led him down a lifelong path of reaching his career goals and a passion for helping others.
Since moving to Vegas in 1999, Dr. Petrick has been the Clinical Director for the Las Vegas Pain Relief Center, a multidisciplinary facility that specializes in pain management, chiropractic and physical therapy. It offers esthetics, massage therapy and a full gym. But even before he opened his practice, Petrick was eager to get involved in the community and developed relationships with Special Olympics of Nevada, the City of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation Program, Opportunity Village and others. His relationships with the organizations and those that have been influential in their success have come together to form a program called Keep It Simple Make It Fun (KIS-MIF), which provides disabled individuals an opportunity to experience leisure activities including camping, fishing, hiking and more. The doctor talks about creating the program and why he’s compelled to make changes for the better.
“Well, as the name implies, the program is to keep things relaxed and fun for those in the program. I saw a need in the community as there were limited programs to assist disabled individuals. The whole basis of KIS-MIF is to get back to basics in life by enjoying the outdoors in a setting that is friendly, warm and relaxing,” says Dr. Petrick.
When Dr. Petrick was asked what he is most proud of with Keep it Simple-Make it Fun, he states “The program is a platform to help people for the sake of helping people. There’s no financial reward or medals or plaques; you just get a true sense of helping those who cannot help themselves.”
About Dr. Jon S. Petrick
Dr. Jon S. Petrick, Clinical Director of the Las Vegas Pain Relief Center, is a licensed Chiropractic Physician fully certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), OTZ-tension adjustments and Manipulations under Anesthesia. After receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Petrick relocated to Las Vegas in 1999.
As the first and most experienced ART, OTZ, SFMA/FMS provider in Nevada, Dr. Petrick has successfully treated hundreds of professional athletes and thousands of Las Vegas residents. He is highly regarded and much respected as a leader in soft tissue injuries and treatment and his success with ART has earned him national notoriety. He gives back to the profession by teaching graduate and practicing doctors from around the world how to successfully use ART and other treatment protocols in their practices.
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