Director and Owner of the Pain Stop Clinic in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. DeFries has extensive knowledge in physiology, nutrition, kinesiology and care of the human frame. He received a B.S. degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Acupuncture certification from Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, Missouri in 1995.
Following graduation, he spent the next several years working as clinic director/owner for multiple privately held clinics which specialized in treating people that had sustained injures in motor vehicle accidents and on the job injuries. During this time Dr. DeFries continued his education with postdoctoral training at the prestigious Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He continues to stay abreast of the most current advancements in pain management, nutrition and healthy lifestyle implementation.
Dr. DeFries is very excited about being part of the Pain Stop organization and the wonderful services that they provide to the greater Phoenix community. He’s involved with a team that draws from three specialties, medical pain management, physical therapy and chiropractic. He knows through years of experience with patients, that the blending of these different disciplines is the most effective and efficient way possible to get out of pain.