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5 East Wilson Street

Madison, WI 53703

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The Functional Medicine Meet-Up is designed for functional, integrative practitioners to come together and create a networking, referral system. I am happy to say that we have had over 50 different functional medicine attendees join our group of the last year. We have designed this group as a way for you and your collegeaus to come together, network and learn more about each other.

Please feel free to invite other practitioners. This group is intended for practitioners in the integrative and functional medicine field, who want to network, collaborate, learn.... about the functional medicine! We have about 50 practitioners (MD, DO, NP, PA, DC, AC, Nutritionist, PT, MT, spiritual healers, health coaches, and more..) involved in our group. We would love for you to join us!

At this months event, we will be featuring key note speaker Frank Bodnar, DC, MSc.

“Dr. Frank Bodnar is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic (D.C.), earned his M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is certified in sports nutrition through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN). Currently, he is the Musculoskeletal Brand Manager at Ortho Molecular Products. He continues to practice chiropractic part-time and is a CrossFit athlete. He is passionate about promoting lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition to improve patient outcomes.

The topic of discussion will be ‘The Problem with Pain: A Natural and Team Approach to Pain Management’. Please join us in learning more about the pain epidemic in the US, nutritional strategies and approaches for different origins of pain, and how a multi-disciplinary approach to pain can improve patient outcomes.”

The Problem with Pain: A Natural and Team Approach to Pain

Overview of the Pain Epidemic

  • Most Common Causes of Pain and Disability in the US

Pathophysiology of Pain: Acute (Peripheral) vs. Chronic (Central)

  • Basic overview of pain pathophysiology and treatment approaches

The New Paradigm: A Team Approach

  • Better Outcomes with a Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Key Players on the Team:

    • DC/PT/OT – Movement and Physical Medicine

    • MD/DO - Pharmaceutical Intervention

    • Mental Health Professional – Psychologist/Social Worker

    • Pain Management Specialist – Anesthesiologist/Neurologist

    • Nutritionist/Health Coach/Functional Medicine – Lifestyle Change

Case Studies and Nutraceuticals For Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Muscle Spasm

  • Fibromyalgia

  • OA/DJD

Event Itinerary:

6:00-6:45 arrive, mingle, enjoy light appetizers (full menu's are available)

6:45-7:00 introductions, practitioner spotlight (one practitioner will be highlighted and will be able to give a breif introduction to themselves, their practice and their services)

7:00-7:45 Dr. Frank Bodnar Presentation

7:45-?: question and answer, networking, mingle

We have the space until 9:00pm! So enjoy each other's company!


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