Our Advisors

Medical Advisor
Stephanie (Stevie) Reisinger,             


Stephanie Reisinger graduated from Duke University Medical Center, Magna CumLaude, Physician Assistant Program with a Bachelor of Health Sciences
Degree in 1988.
In addition Stevie graduated from Valencia Community College, Orlando
Florida, Associate of Science in Nursing in 1978. She was voted by the Faculty as Outstanding Academic Student.

Stephanie's work experience includes working in the Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center. As a Physician Assistant on an In Patient psychiatric unit, she specialized in Affective Disorders and Substance Abuse.

In addition, Stevie worked at the Regional Parkinson Disease Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin. As a Physician Assistant she was Coordinator of clinical research studies including a Phase II FDA Study of a new drug treatment for Parkinson's Disease.

As an RN, Stephanie's primary focus included charge position with direct patient contact on a unique Spinal Rehabilitation Unit.

Stevie knows chronic pain from the perspective of the treatment of her former patients with illness and disease, and living with chronic pain personally. It is her goal to support and help members of this website join together with their own health care providers to form a treatment plan that will allow each person to live their best quality of life.

Medical Advisor
Dr. Jeff Barone, DC
7468 North La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 297-9664


Dr. Jeff Barone, DC is a Chiropractic Physician with a special interest in Sports Medicine and Non-Invasive treatments for Myofascial injuries.  Dr. Barone completed his undergraduate training at the University of Arizona, in Tucson AZ, before continuing on to chiropractic school.  He graduated from the University of Western states, in Portland Oregon, where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree.  He is currently licensed in Arizona and is also Board Certified in Physiotherapy.

 Dr. Barone practices in a multidisciplinary medical clinic called Integrative Medical Associates.  He currently serves Tucson and Oro Valley with Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, and Sports Medicine services.  In addition to Chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Barone has advanced training in Physiotherapy, and is one of only 3 Chiropractors in Tucson certified in the Graston Technique.  This therapy is used to treat acute Myofascial injures as well as Chronic Pain and soft tissue dysfunction.  By integrating these soft tissue therapies into his practice Dr. Barone is able to get patients out of pain quickly; while making the necessary permanent changes in the muscles and joints to prevent the injury from returning.  Dr. Barone feels it is equally important to address the muscular portion of most injuries, rather than focusing only on the spine.

Dr. Jeff Barone, DC
7468 North La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 297-9664

Medical Article Contributor
Jonathan A. Hyde, M.D.           


Jonathan Hyde, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Spinal Surgery. Dr. Hyde's expertise is in both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Besides performing surgical interventions, Dr. Hyde performs diagnostic and therapeutic injections for varying spinal disorders as part of conservative non-operative spinal care.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

 He is a national and international teacher of the Kyphoplasty technique.  He has also proctored both orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal surgeons in the actual performance of the procedure.  He has also been involved in laboratory instruction for various spine surgical training involving surgical implants.

Dr Hyde earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Cornell University. His degree in medicine was from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. At Stony Brook, he received the honor of graduating with Distinction in Research. He trained in Orthopaedics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His first fellowship in Spinal Surgery was at the renowned Texas Back Institute where he trained with Drs. Hochschuler, Rashbaum, Guyer, Regan, Blumenthal, Zigler, and Fulp. He was selected to represent the Texas Back Institute in a 5 month traveling fellowship at the University of Nottingham, England at the AO/ASIF sponsored Centre for Spinal Surgery. There, he spent time working with the unit headed by the distinguished Mr. John Webb.

Dr. Hyde has lectured on spine surgery both in the United States and in Europe. He has participated in numerous research projects starting in medical school with the Musculoskeletal Research Lab (MSRL), where he worked under Dr. Clint Rubin, and throughout his training, most recently at the Texas Back Institute. He completed a CD-ROM project with Dr. John Regan, a leading pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic spine surgery.  He has and continues to present papers/posters at various spinal and orthopaedic societies.

4302 Alton Road, Suite 115, Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 532-2411    (305) 532-9793

Click to view Dr. Hyde's CV


Michael Noonan
P.T. , D.P.T.


Mike NoonanMike Noonan graduated from Coe College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) with a B.S. degree in 1987 and completed his P. T. degree at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) in 1989. Mike has been licensed and practicing in Tucson for 17 years with experience in industrial rehabilitation (work conditioning/work hardening), sports medicine, manual therapy, home health, outpatient orthopedics, and management of outpatient physical therapy.

In January 2001, Mike and his wife, Katherine, founded Noonan Physical Therapy & Associates. Along with opening his practice in 2001, he developed and coordinated onsite physical therapy services for Bombardier Aerospace of Tucson and Tucson Newspapers Inc. for work-related injuries. He continues to pursue continuing education through annual seminars and completed Northern Arizona University's post- professional Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program in December, 2005.


Medical Article Contributor
Rebecca P. Brandes,             


Becca was certified in 1992 from The Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado (MTIC) in Integrative Massage Techniques. In 1994 she went on to complete a 14 month advanced training in the skills and techniques of Myofascial Manipulation and Structural Balancing as well as 112 hour program in Exercise Therapy. She practiced privately for eight years in Denver, CO while assisting teaching at MTIC. Over the years, Becca has continued her education and currently resides in Tucson, AZ where she works at Miraval, Life In Balance and sees private clients.


Article Contributor
Mary Spicer
BTEC HNC in Applied Biololgy, University of Westminster, London.
Bsc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Westminster, London.
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Massage
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
VCTC Diploma in Indian Head Massage
Starter certificate in Reflexology

Mary graduated from the University of Westminster in 1997 and spent 7 years working in an Endocrinology Research Laboratory. In 2004 she qualified in Holistic Massage and Indian Head Massage, and in 2005 she attended a beginnerís course in Reflexology. As a chronic pain sufferer for many years, she has a personal interest in exercise, nutrition and complimentary therapies. She is currently awaiting her second spinal surgery after which she hopes to return to a career in research and gain further qualifications in the complementary therapies.
Email: Spicey@chronicpainsite.com


Medical Article Contributor
Silvia Salinas,             
A.P, C.B.P.


Silvia Salinas is a certified Acupuncture Physician and an ongoing student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has studied and practiced Tai Chi and Acupuncture for more than 15 years. Silvia teaches at the University of Miami.

In health.
Silvia Salinas, A.P, C.B.P
333 W. 41 Street #414
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
(305) 538-8998 (305) 401-5952
email silviamiami@hotmail.com