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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with Jeff Frankart, physical therapist and founder of The Fix PT clinic. He talks about his work in the military with combat soldiers to help them recover mobility and reduce opioid addiction. He explains how, using a movement-based systems that only relies on body weight and no equipment, he was able to help them increase their pain threshold, lose their fear of pain and begin their healing journey. Today he uses this same process in his physical therapy clinic.
Jeff Frankart served as a physical therapist and the Chief of Chronic Pain Physical Therapy at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a U.S. Army hospital in Germany, from 2010 to 2018. While there, he established a triage system to quickly evaluate and treat several hundred troops a week. The three-week program required no equipment and could be done one-on-one or in groups. After 30 years of service, Jeff retired and founded The Fix PT, a physical therapy clinic he operates with his wife, Carla. His focus is helping clients reduce chronic pain and narcotic use, and improve their mental outlook. He has personally treated more than 50,000 patients in his 25-year career. For more information, visit: https://www.thefixpt.com.