About Dr. Wheaton2018-06-28T14:23:40+00:00
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Dr. Mark Wheaton discovered the unique and highly-effective treatment method of Prolotherapy in 1996. He desired a natural, long-term therapy that would relieve pain and improve the lives of the patients in his practice with connective tissue injuries, joint problems, and chronic pain. Personally, he wanted to find the answer to the many chronic injuries that he had accumulated from a lifetime of competitive sports. Prolotherapy became the answer for both patients and himself alike.

Dr. Wheaton received quality, in-depth Prolotherapy training from 1996 to 1998 by learning the renowned Hackett-Hemwall method. The director of those Hackett-Hemwall conferences predicted that Prolotherapy would “take over” Dr. Wheaton’s practice and that has certainly come true! For 10 years, he was a volunteer physician alongside Dr. Ross Hauser and his charitable clinic called the Beulah Land Natural Medicine Clinic where hundreds of patients came quarterly from all across the country to receive Prolotherapy. The education and training Dr. Wheaton received from these experiences provided him with a high degree of confidence in his skills as a Prolotherapist.

Dr. Wheaton’s entire practice is devoted to the practice of Prolotherapy (tissue repair with natural solutions) and PRP (tissue repair with one’s own blood). Dr. Wheaton has treated chronic connective tissue pain, every kind of joint pain, including arthritis, loose joint ligaments, and many other conditions from head to toe with these unique regenerative techniques. His results from Prolotherapy and PRP have been outstanding, with over 90% of his patients getting good to excellent long-term results.

Dr. Wheaton is known by his patients for spending a generous amount of quality face-to-face time with his patients to accurately diagnose the problem, discuss the treatment options, and answer all questions. When a patient comes to LSPC, he or she will not only receive his advanced technical injection skills and experience, but also his full, unhurried, and undivided attention to every aspect of that individual for the best assessment. The result is the best possible outcome for the patient.

Dr. Wheaton is a physician with a clinical practice called Lakeside Sports and Pain Clinic located in Excelsior, Minnesota, on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka. He specializes in regenerative (natural) medicine techniques to repair and heal injuries and restore normal function.

EDUCATION & SPECIALTY TRAINING:

  • Degree: Medical Doctor
  • Certification: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Board Certified
  • Prolotherapy, Hackett-Hemwall Injection Courses, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Southern California Orthopedic Institute, 1994
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA, 1989-1992
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA, 1987-1988
  • Medical School, George Washington Medical School, Washington, DC, 1983-1987

EXPERIENCE:

  • Private (independent), solo clinical practice since 1996 (Lakeside Sports & Pain Clinic)
  • The Beulah Land Natural Medicine Clinic, Thebes, IL, 1997-2005
  • Prolotherapy Author, Speaker, and Instructor

TECHNIQUES:

  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Neural Therapy

Dr. Mark Wheaton is a board certified medical doctor in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM & R), a specialty field of medicine sanctioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties. It is also called Physiatry (fizz-ee-a-tree) and the doctor who practices PM&R is called a physiatrist (fizz-ee-a-trist).

The area of outpatient, or ambulatory, care of patients (like Dr. Wheaton’s practice), treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain is growing rapidly. The vast majority of musculoskeletal or orthopaedic problems that present to the physician’s office do not require surgery. The diagnosis and treatment of these types of injuries is best termed “Physical medicine” or “Orthopaedic medicine”.

There are many conditions which a physiatrist evaluates and treats. Severe neurologic injury, such as spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury and many other neurological diseases are managed in a hospital-based rehabilitation setting. A physiatrist may also oversee the rehabilitation of cardiac, pulmonary and cancer patients, in addition to amputation, musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. A wide range of therapists are utilized along with assistive devices such as wheelchairs and orthotic/prosthetic devices. To assist in diagnosis and management, a physiatrist also relies on electromyography (EMG) and a variety of imaging studies such as x-ray, CT scan and MRI scan to further enhance diagnosis and treatment of options. Physiatrists do not perform surgery.

A variety of treatment approaches can be utilized by the physiatrist, including physical therapy, treatment modalities, therapeutic exercise, medications, a variety of injection techniques (including prolotherapy), manual therapy, orthotics and modification of activities at work and home. All treatment options, or any combination, may be utilized to treat a problem. The ultimate goal in treatment is to treat the person’s pain and to improve function during daily activities as quickly as possible, whether it be work or an active lifestyle.

Publications & Articles

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Lake Minnetonka Magazine
2007
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For those suffering with chronic pain, the long list of failed medications and treatments can easily become discouraging.

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Southwest Business
2012
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Do you suffer from chronic pain? Have you tried over and over to find a solution to your pain?

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Minnesota Good Age
2011
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Dr. Frank Neufeld, a dentist from Hutchinson, MN, remembers the exact moment when his favorite hobby sidelined him with searing pain.

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Energy Times
2007
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Do you have a bad back, creaky knees, an achy shoulder or pain in your neck? If so, you are not alone.

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Minnesota SportCare
2000
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This is a 15 year old female ninth-grade athlete. She is seen for right ankle pain described as sharp, aching, tight and sore, as a result of a classic lateral ankle sprain while playing soccer....

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Journal of Prolotherapy
2010
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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is typically found in the older population.

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