About Us

Peak Performance Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic was founded in 1998 originally as Fairmont Rehabilitation & Pain Management. The clinic was founded to serve specialists in neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and pain management with conservative treatment solutions for their patients for which there are limited other options. Dr. Robert Barton, D.C. completed a neurosurgical rotation with Edward Murphy, M.D. in 1996 forging a relationship that has ultimately benefited thousands of patients. A specific biomechanical rehabilitation model was developed to address mechanical pain syndromes that were difficult to treat with traditional passive therapies alone. The clinic continued to develop relationships with other specialists thus providing solutions to additional patients suffering from musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Low tech rehabilitation strategies are also used to correct biomechanics and complement the high tech devices used by the clinic.

Peak Performance Spine & Sports Medicine utilizes the most advanced technologies in terms of treatments and medical records. Our records are completely digital including when appropriate, diagnostic imaging. This allows for efficient exchange of medical records and information as it relates to coordination of care.

Peak Performance Sports Medicine & Injury Clinic operates in a facility located on the Fairmont Parkway. We commonly serve patients within a 50 mile radius due to our unique combination of treatments and success when other treatments have already failed for patients.

The model of Peak Performance Sports Medicine & Injury Clinic is to work in a multidisciplinary format with other specialists and family physicians to achieve the most aggressive conservative treatment possible for each patient. All major insurances are accepted and we are in network with the major carriers including workman’s compensation. Appointment times are convenient with evening hours available on Mondays through Thursdays for patient accommodation. You can be evaluated by our doctors after referral from another physician or by calling our office directly. It is not necessary to have a referral in order to be evaluated.

The professional staff includes Robert Barton, D.C. and Mark Hetzer, D.C., as well as support staff for the front office and patient care. Peak Performance uses state of the art technologies including solutions for lumbar disc problems using the DRX9000. The DRX9000 is the primary spinal decompression device in which the spinal decompression studies utilized. We also have a FDA approved class IV laser that treats pain and inflammation including that associated with tendonitis and nerve pain syndromes.

"...as an orthopedic surgeon, it is refreshing to see advances for the treatment of chronic back pain and herniated discs. It just so happens this medical technology is helping doctor and patient alike. - Anthony Melillo, M.D., Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon