Welcome to the first installment of the Functional Restoration Blog. I am Dr. Gregory Powell, MD, the new Associate Medical Director here at PRIDE and Functional Restoration Associates. I previously worked with Dr. Mayer and the dedicated staff here in Dallas from 2005-2012 and left to pursue other ventures in the DFW area. I recently returned to the center to carry on the work I began here more than 10 years ago. Just a little bit about me, I am board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and carry subspecialty board certifications in Pain Medicine and in Sports Medicine. I have been in practice since 1993, primarily in the fields of pain management and non-operative spine care. I have worked in the DFW area for over 20 years at this point in my career and am excited to have returned to PRIDE once again. Our organization founded the treatment concept of functional restoration and the extensive academic research at our center demonstrated the effectiveness of the treatment and has been copied throughout the country. We remain the “Original Activity Clinic” and truly believe that we “Conquer Pain through Function”. It is our intention to present this bimonthly blog to highlight our strengths and to educate our audience about the incredible things we do here on a daily basis. Check back frequently for updates and feel free to reach out to us with questions or topics for discussion.