Jonathan D. Tait
Jonathan D. Tait, DO is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds a board-certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM), and completed an additional year of training in an American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) accredited Interventional Spine and Pain Management fellowship.
Dr. Tait received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center) in Detroit, MI. Following his residency he pursued an additional year of fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Pain Management with Rehabilitation Physicians, P.C. of Novi, Michigan. While there, he assisted with the company’s interdisciplinary functional restoration program and was co-investigator on a research study evaluating the program’s effectiveness in improving patient’s function while they were simultaneously being weaned from opioid medications.
He then completed a year-long Sports Medicine fellowship at Virginia Tech where he was part of a sports medicine team providing care for athletes from the 19 varsity sports. During the course of that year, he began researching the effects of concussion on balance in college athletes. In 2010, he won the award for Top research presentation at the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting for that work.
Dr. Tait currently holds an academic appointment of Associate Research Faculty with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona where he is primary investigator and continues his research studying the effects of concussion on balance in collegiate athletes. He is also a consultant for University of Arizona Athletics for spine and sports related injuries.
He brings his experience with interdisciplinary pain management and rehabilitation to the Integrative Pain Center of Arizona, and plans to focus his practice on sports medicine and the treatment of spine-related pain.