"Of course we want your business
but we'd rather have your trust."
Dr. Jason Gearhart, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Jason Gearhart is the owner and founder of Vital Six Pain Solutions and Physical Therapy. Dr. Gearhart received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. In 2014, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he was an assistant for outpatient orthopedic testing and diagnosis to graduate students. He then went on to complete a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopedic Physical Therapy at the #1 ranked physical therapy school in the United States - Washington University St. Louis.
Dr. Gearhart also has advanced manual therapy training with the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. and is considered an expert in orthopedic physical therapy.
Dr. Gearhart's special interests include the treatment of shoulder, hip, and low back pain, spinal disorders, sports injuries, manual therapy, tennis-related injuries, running injuries, and solving complex patient cases that have failed other treatment approaches. He prides himself on getting his patients better faster, by using the most current evidence-based interventions, and doing what is best for the patient’s goals.
His core belief is that it is not about the physician, the physical therapist, or the insurance company: it is about what is truly best for the patient. Dr. Gearhart resides in Kansas City, MO, and enjoys promoting a healthy lifestyle, exercising, tennis, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with his better half Sarah and dog Remy.
WHAT V6 STANDS FOR
Right now there are currently 5 classic vital signs used to monitor the health and well being of a human:
We are proposing there should be another - MOVEMENT, the sixth and most important vital sign.
And much like high blood pressure is a warning light for change - how you move, and the standard criteria measured for strength, flexibility, and mobility is no different. Many times we are not measuring or do not notice these changes in our musculoskeletal system until it's too late and pain occurs. Or we have a significant trauma that causes rippling effects on how our musculoskeletal system functions, akin this to a heart attack on our cardiovascular system.
There are many movement faults that contribute to the pathology of the musculoskeletal system, and by addressing the ROOT movement cause and not chasing symptoms we can prevent, address, and restore optimal function to the human body without medications, surgery, or injections.
Out of necessity and current frustrations with healthcare in the United States, V6 Pain Solutions and Physical Therapy was formed. We are your primary care doctors to help those looking to monitor, maintain, improve, and restore their musculoskeletal system so you can live a life free from pain and limitations.
Pain, like people, comes in all forms.
I first met Jason at Vital Six with multiple issues which he analyzed, prioritized and addressed. I've seen vast improvement in mobility and the pain I was experiencing in my neck, shoulder and lower back are all gone! Jason is very personable and cares not only about solving whatever is bothering you but you as a person. I would highly recommend Jason at Vital Six to anyone whether you have an injury or just need to improve mobility in a tight joint!
I feel like Dr. Jason is the first PT who has really listened! I've been working out with hip pain since my days playing volleyball. After countless hours working with physical therapists in Texas and Missouri, I felt like it was just something I had to live with. After about two months with Jason, I finally feel like I'm beginning to work out with full range of motion and much less pain!!
Jason was simply amazing to work with. I've been involved in athletics my entire life and I've learned more about how my body specifically moves in the two-hours I spent with Jason, than I learned in 34-years prior. I saw him without being in pain, with the goal of planning movements and positions that will set me up for a lifetime of being active.
WHO WE ARE
We are specialists in Pain and Injury Prevention. We are trained in pain science, movement performance, and corrective techniques. Our goal is to provide an original experience that challenges current trends in health care.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Your diagnosis does not dictate who you are. Surgery is the exception to the rules, not the answer. Pain is a unique experience and should be treated as such. Appropriate guidance and hard work produce amazing results. A positive attitude can be the difference between success and failure.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We use hands-on manual techniques and movement based science to find and treat your symptoms. We empower you to understand your body and then guide you down a path that puts you in control.
YOUR NEXT STEPS DEFINED
2540 W Pennway St, Suite 2 Kansas City, MO 64108