Our Mission to You

We believe in professionalism, honesty, and transparency in health care. It's as simple as that. We wont push unnecessary visits, charge you for exercises you can do at home, or deliver substandard results. You deserve to be pain free and that is our singular mission.

What V6 Stands For

Right now there are currently 5 classic vital signs used to monitor the health and well being of a human:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Respiratory rate
  • Body temperature
  • Pain
​We propose there should be a sixth - MOVEMENT, the 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 stroke on our nervous 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.

Our Philosophy

The Vital Six

Vital signs are the medical equivalent of the gauges on the dash of your car. They provide a quick at-a-glance picture of how your body, a complex machine, is doing at that moment in time. These six vital signs guide us.

Heart Rate

Your heart rate, or pulse, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. Normal heart rate varies from person to person. Knowing yours can be an important heart-health gauge.

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels. Most of this pressure results from the heart pumping blood through the circulatory system.

Respiratory Rate

A person's respiratory rate is the number of breaths you take per minute. The normal respiration rate for an adult at rest is 12 to 20 breaths per minute.

Body Temperature

The average body temperature is 98.6º Fahrenheit, but normal temperature for a healthy person can range between 97.8º to 99.1º Fahrenheit or slightly higher.


Pain is a signal in your nervous system that something may be wrong. It is an unpleasant feeling, such as a prick, tingle, sting, burn, or ache. Pain may be sharp or dull.


In addition to the five standard vitals, we propose there should be a sixth - movement. Grip strength, walking speed, and your ability to get up off the floor have all shown to be predictors of early mortality. This is where we come in.

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Dr. Jason Gearhart

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Jason Gearhart

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, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with his better half Sarah and dog Remy.