About Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville
Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville offers non-surgical medical treatments for a wide range of medical conditions, including chronic pain and joint injury. If you’re seeking non-surgical options for pain relief, including regenerative cell treatments, you can trust Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville to help you achieve your goals and find the path to optimal wellness.
Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville provides a multitude of therapies including regenerative cell treatments at our office in Gainesville, Florida. In order to provide relief for a variety of issues, we take an integrated approach to healthcare that treats patients like a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms. For example, for those suffering from chronic pain, we work to addresses the source of your problems, rather than simply treating the symptoms. We are dedicated to finding the root cause of painful issues. There’s no better place than Physical Medicine Associates of Gainesville to find solutions for conditions that include but are not limited to:
- Back Pain & Neck Pain
- Arthritis Pain
- Muscle & Ligament Injuries
- Shoulder Pain and Joint Injuries
- Knee Pain and Knee Arthritis
- Sciatica Leg Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Disc Herniations and Disc Bulges
- Spinal Stenosis
- Failed Back Surgery Treatment
Our Medical Team
Jeffrey Ruterbusch, D.O.
Dr. Ruterbusch is a Board-Certified Osteopathic/Naturopathic Physician who was trained in Sports and Exercise Preventive Medicine (SEPM) at UCSD/SDSU after completing his Internal Medicine Internship at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. After graduation from this unique SEPM program which included Special training, as Chief Resident, in premier Sports Medicine positions/locations such as the “Olympic Training Center,” SDSU’s Athletic Medicine Program, Detroit Lions Training Camp, UCSD’s OrthoMed, Navy Seal Special Warfare Command Medical Department, and USMC SMART (Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatment Center), Camp Pendleton, Dr. Ruterbusch was the first Naval Physician to “stand-up” the original Sports Medicine Clinic at Mayport Naval Station in Mayport, Florida.
Upon retirement from the Navy, after a thirty-year career, he was Acting Department Head at ATP Medical in Kuwait City, Kuwait. There he was in charge of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Metabolic and Nutritional/Functional Medicine. Dr. Ruterbusch has earned numerous post-graduate degrees/credentials/certifications in Age-Management Medicine, Nutritional/Functional Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, Holistic and Sports Nutrition, Integrative Medicine, Advanced Fitness and Medical Fitness Specialization, Strength and Conditioning Specialization, and Community and Public Health. He has also been an Adjunct Professor for Central Michigan University College of Health Professions teaching graduate courses in Health Science.
Education and Professional Societies
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Bachelor of Science, Biology/Chemistry, 1979
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL. Master of Science, Sports and Exercise Science, 1984
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Doctor of Osteopathy, 1990
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Master of Science, Health Services Administration, 1998
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Master of Public Health, 2000
Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, AL. Naturopathic Medical Doctor, 2004
Fitness Institute of Technology/IFPA. Master of Science, Medical Fitness Specialization, 2013
American College of Managed Care Medicine. Diplomate – Board Certified in Managed Care Medicine, 1998
American Clinical Board of Nutrition Diplomate – Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition, 2011
National Strength and Conditioning Association. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2000
Huntington College of Health Sciences Diploma, Sports Nutrition, 2008
American College of Nutrition. Certified Nutrition Specialist, 2005
National Endurance and Strength Training Association. Certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach, 2006
Holt Institute of Medicine. Diploma, Dietary Supplement Counseling, 2009
American Academy of Integrative Medicine. Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, 2013
American Association of Restorative Medicine. Board Certified in Restorative Medicine, 2013
Functional Medicine University. Board Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
International Society of Sports Nutrition. Active Member
American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Active Member
International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Active Member
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Active Member
Age Management Medicine Group. Active Member
Heather K. Simmons, A.R.N.P.
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Heather K. Simmons, R.N. is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) who is extensively involved in examination, evaluation, and treatment of our patients. Heather received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Barry University in Florida and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Middle Tennessee State University. She is nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and fully licensed in Florida. Heather embraces our team approach to manage and treat patients by correcting the underlying causes of physical complaints while supporting the body in healing.
Our Chiropractic Team
Matthew T. Richeson
Matthew T. Richeson, D.C. has been serving the greater Gainesville area since 2005. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA and Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of South Florida. As a third generation chiropractor, Dr. Richeson has seen and experienced the many benefits of traditional chiropractic care. He also specializes in gentle manipulative treatments, such as the Pro-Adjuster. This amazing piece of equipment employs NASA certified technology to adjust the spine, utilizing a mechanical activator linked to a computer for precision. This is an extremely safe and effective manner of adjusting and is very well received by patients who are fearful of a manual adjustment. “Dr. Matt” is a beloved and compassionate physician who truly listens to his patients. His community involvement has been recognized by the Rotary Foundation, which named him a Paul Harris Fellow.
Matthew J. Cline
Matthew J. Cline, D.C. earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer Chiropractic College of Florida and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Lipscomb University. Dr. Cline has treated thousands of patients and is committed to freeing them from pain and promoting optimal health and wellbeing, including sports rehabilitation. Using advanced techniques and traditional methods, Dr. Cline uses a “whole person approach.” This approach to wellness involves looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Cline is able to help you accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health. His patients rave about his caring and compassionate approach.