Solving the Low Back Pain Puzzle: How Do the Pieces Fit?

Please join ARC Physical Therapy+ for an afternoon workshop and networking event as we attempt to solve this ongoing work comp dilemma and develop a best practice model for the treatment of low back pain. Our panel of experts will include physicians from multiple disciplines including occupational medicine and pain management.

Date: October 8, 2014

Check in: 2:30 p.m.

Panel discussion: 3-4:30 p.m.

*Networking event/happy hour immediately following until 6 p.m.*

Location: Boulevard Brewery

2501 Southwest Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64108

Our panel of speakers will include:

Pat Griffith, M.D. | Pain Source in Solutions

Dr. Griffith graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine in 1989 and went on to complete his internship in general surgery at the University of Arkansas.  He completed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Medical Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1993. Dr. Griffith is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology. Additionally, he is a Fellow in the International Practice of Pain with the World Institute of Pain (WIP), an internationally based group of leading pain physicians throughout the world.

Theodore Koreckij, M.D. | Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Dr. Koreckij graduated from the University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine in 2006 and completed his internship at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2007. He went on to complete his residency at Wayne State University in Taylor, Michigan and fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society.

Stephen Reintjes, M.D. | The Kansas City Neurosurgery Group, LLC

Dr. Reintjes graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1983. He completed his internship in general surgery at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City in 1994 and went on to finish his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1989. Dr. Reintjes is certified in neurological surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and specializes in general neurology.

Eden Wheeler, M.D. | PrimeCare Consulting, LLC

 Dr. Wheeler completed her education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City six year medical program and a combined training program in pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and has been practicing in the greater Kansas City area since 1994. She has extensive experience and clinical expertise in the workers’ compensation and medical-legal arenas. She specializes in treating non-operative musculoskeletal and neurological conditions in adults.

Nursing CEUs, CCMs and HR credit available.

Sign up early as space is limited!

Please RSVP online to Melissa Coon

at or (913) 831-2721 by Wednesday, October 1st.

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