Dr. Daniel Clark is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor who graduated with honors while completing his medical degree at Sonoran University of Health Sciences (formerly the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine) in Tempe, Arizona. Currently, Dr. Clark is a first-year resident at Regenerative Performance in Gilbert, Arizona, where he is expanding his expertise in the field of regenerative medicine and integrative pain management under the supervision of Dr. Drew Timmermans.
Prior to moving to Arizona, Dr. Clark received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada with a focus in exercise physiology and performance.
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During his time at Laurentian University, Dr. Clark became intrigued by the field of regenerative medicine and spent his free time deepening his understanding of its applications to sport, performance, and athletic recovery. This passion drove him to the discovery of the work of Neil Riordan and Sonoran University of Health Sciences (SUHS) Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine. Upon acceptance to SUHS, Dr. Clark joined the integrative pain management club within his first year and later became the president to further his passion and expand his knowledge in regenerative medicine. Dr. Clark’s passion has helped provide him with motivation and direction throughout his academic career, allowing him to remain at the forefront of an ever-evolving field of medicine. He is well-versed in the applications of dextrose prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, IV therapy, nutraceuticals, exercise, and dietary interventions in treating chronic pain and injury prevention.
Dr. Clark grew up in Sugarland, Texas, and had a natural attraction to sports from day one. During his childhood, he spent much of his free time playing baseball and football with the dream of continuing through college.
Unfortunately for Dr. Clark, his love for sports resulted in various injuries and concussions, forcing him to decide to put his health first and discontinue them after high school. During this period, he began to explore alternatives to surgery after being told that although he was a candidate for shoulder surgery after an injury, he would likely lose a significant amount of range of motion and potentially even more strength.
He then discovered dextrose prolotherapy and proceeded with a treatment that drastically improved his pain and function. This further ignited his passion for pain management and surgery alternatives, which led him to consume endless amounts of information via podcasts, research studies, and books by leaders in the field of what we now know as “regenerative medicine.”
From that moment forward, he wanted to be a healthcare provider who could help all individuals, including athletes, weekend warriors, busy executives, and elderly retirees, be free from pain once and for all – without the need for surgery, whenever possible. While attending Laurentian University for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Clark developed a love for research and worked as a senior research assistant, where he helped build an objective diagnostic concussion tool.
Later in his studies, he published a paper in the Journal Frontiers in Nutrition on the effects of exogenous ketone salt supplementation on exercise performance and metabolism. He has always known that to help individuals perform to their best ability, he must have a deep understanding of how diet and supplementation can affect both performance and recovery. Today, Dr. Clark continues his love for sport as an avid triathlete and utilizes his knowledge from his thesis to curate and implement his own training and supplementation protocols. When working with Dr. Clark, you will feel his passion for integrative pain management and be able to expand your knowledge in performance, recovery, and chronic pain. Dr. Clark always listens with intention, curates custom treatment protocols, and acts as your partner on your journey to living a pain-free life. Dr. Clark’s motto is “be curious, and think critically,” and he will encourage you to remain curious about your health while helping guide you on the path to long-lasting health and healing.
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