Dr. David Dutton is graduate of University of Western States where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree as well as Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education from Arizona State University as well as an Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assisting. This previous education enabled Dr. Dutton to work in various hospitals as well as outpatient clinics. In this previous work, Dr. Dutton was granted the privilege to practice the art of rehabilitation alongside esteemed neurosurgeons, neurointensivists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, hospitalists, social workers, nurses, assistants, volunteers, and many others that are so crucial to the process of integrated and patient centered medicine. His previous work in Level 1 Trauma also granted him the opportunity to work with patients suffering from a variety of maladies, including patients suffering from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, as well as patients requiring intensive care in orthopedics, telemetry, general medical surgical conditions, oncology, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
Throughout his exposure to this diverse population, he gained a passion for physical medicine and the power of medical integration in establishing the optimal healing environment for the patient as an individual.
Dr. Dutton is a certified provider of Active Release Technique (ART) which is considered the gold standard of soft tissue therapy and highly regarded in sports medicine as well as the general population. It provides a unique diagnostic and therapeutic advantage for identifying the root cause for most musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Dutton has an endless fascination with relationship of art and science. He is an avid admirer of Oliver Sacks, MD and his writings on music and brain. A musician and multi instrumentalist himself, Dr. Dutton is a staunch believer in the power of music and its capacity to accentuate the neuroplastic capabilities of the brain to rewire itself in the acquisition of new skills. This ability of the brain to rewire itself is crucial to the rehabilitative and restorative process of repetitive stress injuries whether countless consecutive hours are spent bowing a violin, running a marathon, or typing at a desk.
When not at the office, Dr. Dutton will most likely be spotted riding around town on his folding bike in search of new coffee shops. Or, most likely you will find him at most local swing dance events where he is attempting to learn how to dance as well as memorize every song that he comes across. Also, if you see a guy with a pocket trumpet, a travel guitar, and a folding bike, that’s definitely him. You should say hello.