Physician, Pioneer, President of Rejuv Medical Southwest
Rooted in safe, effective, and sustainable treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and other health ailments, foundational treatments combine state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic treatments with the necessary lifestyle interventions he believes we all must focus on to function and feel well – diet, exercise, sleep quality, stress management, and social engagement. His practice philosophy is to develop a solid partnership with every patient or client to educate, guide, and empower each to find their individual pathway to recover from pain or injury, restore health, prevent future injuries or disease – so that they can live life at the highest possible level of function for as long as possible.
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
Associate Research Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Consultant, University of Arizona Athletics Department
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
Consultant, Neuromuscular Engineering and Technology, Utility of force plate technology to measure the effects of sport-related concussion on postural control in high school and college athletes, 2010-2014
Tait, JD, The Pain Free Diet. Pain Free Media. 2014
Tait, JD, Karageanes, SJ. High Velocity Low Amplitude Technique. Principles of Manual Sports Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2004: 13-20.
A Better Way To Treat Pain, Southwest Conference on Medicine, 4/25/14
Effects of Concussion on Postural Control in College Athletes, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 4/28/11
Hiking, canyoneering, rock-climbing, scuba diving, skiing, traveling, and achieving food enlightenment through culinary experimentation
Medical Care Coordinator, Certified Athletic Trainer, Dog Lover
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dawn has spent the past 3 years in Arizona. She completed her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2004. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 while working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the gymnastics team. Dawn has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2005.
Dawn comes to Rejuv Medical Southwest after spending the past 7 years with Select Physical Therapy in North Carolina and Arizona. Over the last 7 years she has spent her athletic training career as a secondary school athletic trainer. Most recently, she served as the Area Sports Medicine Coordinator in Phoenix and was also the Head Athletic Trainer for Gilbert Christian High School.
Dawn is excited to venture into a new setting of athletic training, and the opportunity it provides to grow professionally. In her free time, Dawn enjoys running, hiking, rock-climbing, and backpacking.
Master of Science, Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Slippery Rock University
NATA BOC Certified Athletic Trainer
Arizona Licensed Athletic Trainer
Front Office Coordinator, Practice Concierge, Culinary Wizard
Janet was raised in the Bay Area in San Jose, CA. She has been married for 27 years and has three grown children. She relocated to Tucson in 2002 with her family when her husband’s work brought them here. The transition was bumpy but she has definitely adopted Tucson as her home and loves to run, hike and continue to embrace all that Tucson has to offer!
She went to college in San Jose at San Jose State University and studied psychology. She worked at a high end fitness and dining club in Silicon Valley for eight years, where customer service was a priority. She has a passion for cooking and has attended many classes taught by well known chefs and received many certifications. Furthering her culinary passion, she spent time in Washington, D.C. where she interned for Michele Richard in his restaurant La Citronelle.
Her other passions for the outdoors and sports “landed” her in physical therapy after falling and breaking her shoulder in a bike accident. The experience was a launching point for another leg of her career, as she joined the PT group as a PT technician in order to help other patients mend from various injuries. Eventually she was promoted within the company working as a critical member of the office management team.
She is excited to join the team at Rejuv Medical SW and bring her office skills, passion for food and exercise to focus in a unique and growing practice.