“As a lifelong athlete, healthcare providers have always played a vital role essential to my performance training and physical development. Becoming a sports physician seems like a natural career track for me. Like many of my patients, dealing with sports injuries and bone, muscle, and joint pain has been, and continues to be, an ongoing part of my life. I’ll never stop playing. And I want you to be able to keep playing too. Over the years, I have endured many of the sports injuries that I treat in my patients and I use that insight and experience to help active people to heal quickly from injury and effectively take back their life.”
Dr. Fontaine trained at one of the country’s leading spine care facilities (Texas Back Institute), holds certification with the American College of Sports Medicine, and is a Full Body Certified ART provider. A professional, results-focused physician, using state of the art procedures in manual therapy, soft tissue management, joint manipulation, corrective exercise, and sports medicine to aid patient recovery from injury and back to health. He has worked professional with two Major League Baseball teams as well as the Alexandria Aces Baseball Team, part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer League.
A former collegiate baseball player, and generally speaking, an athlete, Dr. Fontaine understands the needs of athletes and active individuals. He has been an active member of DC Tri Club and is active with Trident Athletics (formerly Trident CrossFit) as well as Capital MMA. Dr. Fontaine has completed over 30 Triathlons including, IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and Daytona Frogman. He is also active in his community supporting Fairfax County Fire & Rescue as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Firefighter.
As an author/creator of the Potomac Physical Medicine blog, Dr. Fontaine has been a guest author for several online publication platforms, podcasts, and is a speaker providing athletes with knowledge and insights into preventing injury, resolving pain, and optimizing athletic performance. Triathlete Magazine, the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association and various other publications including StrengthCoach.com. have published his work. Dr. Fontaine is currently in the final stages of his newly titled book, Only One Body, due out Summer 2021. Through a collaborative effort with experts in medicine, human performance and longevity, in this book Dr. Fontaine brings you the human owner’s manual you never received at birth, but wish you had. Readers will learn about the structure and function of the human body, proper care, operation, and maintenance of the amazing bodies we are born with. Only One Body covers the foundations for performance: proper fuel, training, and recovery. The book covers mindset, forging mental toughness and the mind and body connection. The final section covers longevity and health-span. Dr. Fontaine spent several years working professionally with two Major League Baseball Clubs, as well as serving as the sports chiropractor for Alexandria Aces Baseball Team, part of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer League.
” At Potomac Physical Medicine we believe patients have the right to be treated in their best interest, not based on what an insurance carrier deems “medically necessary.” My team and I actively collaborate with a network of like-minded health care specialists who are among the most highly trained and skilled in the region. If you need a referral, we have you covered. We are passionate about what we do and how we do it. Our patient centric focus ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. And we know our current health care system is broken, but that there is a better way to take care of patients. You were born to be resilient.“
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