John Tait, D.O.

Chief Health Strategist, Founder

After more than 15 years of training, and several years in practice, Dr. Tait found his true calling in medicine when he made the decision in 2013 to shift his entire practice to a Functional and Integrative Orthopedics model. Since that time he has trained extensively with mentors in Functional and Integrative Orthopedics. Dr. Tait uses Functional Medicine as the foundation upon which to rebuild each patient’s health. If health is restored and optimized, disease is not present. Integrative Orthopedics treatments including Cellular Treatment and platelet rich plasma therapy are then able to powerfully nudge the body back into balance by healing ailing and failing tissues in the body. His proprietary PATH process and unique practice combination of Functional and Integrative Orthopedics has transformed the bodies and lives of more than 2000 patients since 2013. Originally from Michigan, with his wife Lisa they have made Tucson their adopted home with son Kaiden, and cats Slim and Shady. He serves his community of Tucson first as a Integrative Orthopedics doctor, and now has expanded his reach beyond Southwest Arizona as an author, speaker, and health educator.

Dr. Tait is driven to create a ripple effect on millions of people in the United States and around the world by ushering in the much overdue evolution in how medicine and healthcare should be provided through a Functional and Integrative Orthopedics model.


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan

Fellowship, Interventional Spine and Pain Management, Rehabilitation Physicians, P.C., Novi, Michigan

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia


Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certified, Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Level 1

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Level 1

Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition 


The Pain Free Diet

In this book Dr. Tait explains the powerful impact food can have to heal and regenerate your body, reduce or eliminate pain – or alternatively how daily food choices can drive pain, sickness, and disease. You will learn:

  • A history of the manipulation of our food from what was once health-promoting to what is now thought to be the driving force behind a true food crisis contributing to the escalating numbers of people living with chronic pain and disease.
  • “Healthy” foods that may not be healthy when it comes to their influence on pain and degeneration of the body.
  • An exact plan, including a month’s worth of recipes, is then laid out to reboot your nutrition to decrease pain and inflammation and put your body on the path to healing.
  • Learn more and grab your copy here – > GET THE BOOK

The Consumer Guide to Integrative Orthopedics

With the rapid growth of Integrative Orthopedics, Dr. Tait authored The Consumer Guide to Integrative Orthopedics to:

  • Help patients better understand the science of Cellular Treatment and Integrative Orthopedics.
  • Provide a concise update and what patients must know before getting treated.
  • Sift the bogus science, marketing sizzle and spin to provide patients the real science to make a truly informed decision.
  • Share his experience as a full-time specialist in the field of Integrative Orthopedics for the past decade
  • Download a FREE digital copy of the book here -> GET THE BOOK

Training Affiliations

In addition to being the medical director and lead physician for our Tucson Integrative Orthopedics clinic, Dr. Tait is an active member in several groups for ongoing continued education and training annually with world experts in the fields of Functional and Integrative Orthopedics.

Bluetail Medical Group, St. Louis, MO – Integrative Orthopedics Training and Research Affiliate Network

Living Proof Institute, Toronto, CA – Functional Medicine Mentorship Program

Origins Healthcare, Sugarland, TX – Functional Medicine Mentorship Program

Rejuv Medical, St. Cloud, MN – Integrative Orthopedics Training


Associate Research Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona

Consultant, University of Arizona Athletics Department


Hiking, canyoneering, rock-climbing, scuba diving, skiing, traveling, and achieving food enlightenment through culinary experimentation.

Danielle Gonzalez

Medical Assistant

Originally from Florida, Danielle and her family moved to Tucson when she was just three years old. After graduating from Mountain View High School, Danielle started her college education at Pima Medical Institute, where she received her Veterinary Assistant Certification in 2014. 

From there, Danielle pursued her dream of working in the vet field however due to family commitments, she had to stop and begin working for the Pima County Attorney’s office where she worked as a felony disclosure clerk.

Danielle stayed in the law field for a total of four years before accepting a position at a Tucson economic development group called Sun Corridor Inc. During her time at SCI, Danielle decided to go back to college to receive her Bacholors in Elementary Education at Grand Canyon University. She is scheduled to graduate from that program in October of 2023.

While continuing her education at GCU, Danielle will also be receiving her Phlebotomy Technician Certificate in May of 2021.

 Danielle is excited to be back in a field that allows her to help people as well as promote a healing environment.


Education cal Assistant

Phlebotomy Technician Certification, Phlebotomy USA, 2021

Veterinary Assistant Certification, Pima Medical Institute, 2014

Bachelors in Elementary Education, Concentration: Reading, Grand Canyon University, currently obtaining


Traveling, trying new foods, reading, writing, yoga, and learning new things.


Denisha Palacios

Client and Community Relations

Denisha is another Midwesterner, originally from Indiana, who joined our team in January of 2020.

She started her college career attending University of Indianapolis. After 1 year of studies and running track, she then transferred to Indiana University. She completed her sophomore through senior year there, focusing on athletics, and diving into school work. She received her Bachelor of Science majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Heath Promotion.

Upon graduating she found her way to Arizona in September of 2018. Since making Tucson her new home, she has been exploring and researching what she wants to do with the next step of her path into graduate school to further her education in Public Health.

She loves helping people learn and grow healthier within her community.


Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, Concentration: Health Promotion, Indiana University, 2018.


Traveling, kickboxing / boxing, hiking, running, water sports, going to museums.

Contact Information
P. 520.777.9385
F. 520.306.4843
Location Information
7790 N. Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85704

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