Sports medicine expert Dr. Sean Wheeler has long been obsessed with pain.
How pain affects the human body. And how pain, or lack of it, affects human behavior, athletic competitiveness, and everyday quality of life whether for the athlete, or for you.
This obsession turned passion is what provoked a career investigating pain, which led to a new way of thinking about – and treating – low back pain, by “Tuning Your Body Guitar.”
The result? For the first time in modern medicine, the cause of the world’s most disabling disease – modern back pain – is revealed.
Dr. Wheeler’s disciplined patient exam skills, an ego-less approach to patient needs, a career of surgical expertise and sports medicine immersion led to his challenging over 40 years of commonly accepted ways to treat back, neck and shoulder pain, feeding his professional passion to change the way musculoskeletal pain and injuries are treated – forever.
Today Dr. Wheeler serves or has served as team physician for several member institution National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Junior College Athletic Association – NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA – athletics programs, and is an invited speaker to university athletics departments and medical groups.
As an undergraduate student, Dr. Sean attended Texas Christian University and Kansas State University, playing NCAA football at both, before receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Kansas State. Awarded a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Wheeler completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where he later completed fellowships in Sports Medicine and Pain Management. He also trained with Dr. James R. Andrews, a well-known orthopedic surgeon and consulting physician for a number of professional and college athletes.
Among the first medical doctors board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Pain Management, Dr. Wheeler has earned four board certifications from the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Subspecialty of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Family Medicine – Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Medicine.