T. Daniel Dibble, MD, is an interventional spine/pain medicine physician specializing in interventional diagnostics and therapeutics for both acute and chronic conditions of the spine. He is board-certified in the specialties of pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is the founder of Spine Team Spokane.
Dr. Dibble is skilled in treating patients with occupational-related injuries, degenerative diseases, and musculoskeletal conditions. He believes strongly in the non-surgical team approach of SpineTeamSpokane and is often successful in returning patients to activity without surgery. He is highly proficient in performing fluoroscopically-guided spinal injections, radio-frequency lesioning, and neurodiagnostic testing. Physicians from the all over eastern Washington and northern Idaho refer their patients to Dr. Dibble for consultation and treatment.
As an expert of spine-related pain, Dr. Dibble has given many lectures and presentations on non-surgical treatment options and the role of a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of acute and chronic pain. He participates as a provider mentor and lecturer for “COHE” (Center of Occupational Health & Education), a part of the Occupational Health Services project with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and University of Washington Health Services Research Division.
Dr. Dibble has extensive training and experience. After receiving his Bachelors degree in chemistry at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, he continued his education at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle where he earned his doctorate of medicine in 1991. He proceeded to Portland, Oregon to complete an internship in internal medicine at Emanuel Hospital followed by his residency in anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences Hospital. He has served as medical director of St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute Pain Clinic and as the chairman of anesthesiology at Sutter Merced Medical Center in Merced, California. He was founder of the Pain Diagnostics & Treatment Center in Spokane, Washington and of the Pain Management Clinic of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Dr. Dibble is a member of the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Greg Wilkinson, PA
Greg Wilkinson, PA, is a physician assistant who has been with Spine Team Spokane since January 2009. He has specialty training in orthopedic trauma and orthopedic surgery, and has worked in pain medicine and spine pain since 2002. He previously worked at the largest spine pain clinic in central California and in Sacramento California. He attended US Army physician assistant training at Ft. Sam Huston, San Antonio, Texas in 1993. His undergraduate work was through the University of Texas, San Antonio, with a bachelor of science in health sciences. He earned a second bachelors degree in curriculum design in occupational education, with a graduate degree in counseling. Mr. Wilkinson is married with five children, and is now a grandfather twice. His background is primarily military. He joined the military in 1983, commissioned in 1992. He has lived in multiple states and countries with the military. He spent five years stationed overseas and deployed to several countries. He was deployed overseas during Desert Storm. He has lived in Spokane since 2009. He and his family enjoy the four seasons, except for the exceptionally long Spring.
Steve Byers, DC CSCS
Director of Rehabilitation
Functional Movement Assessment Certified (SFMA/FMS) Certified
Active Release Technique Certified (ART)
Dr. Byers received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Dr. Byers believes that when patients move the wrong way, it can cause pain and complicate recovery. He uses a movement assessment to evaluate the way patients move and how it is contributing to their pain. This allows him to better tailor a patient's care plan to their unique problems. His treatment uses manual therapies and therapeutic exercise to restore normal movement patterns for faster and longer-lasting results.
Dr. Byers first discovered the benefits of healthcare that improves the body's ability to move as a wrestler in high school. He maintains his involvement in the athletic community and serves as a preceptor for the Athletic Training program at Whitworth University. His mission is to improve the body's ability to move and maximize performance.
Jon Pratt, DPT
Lead Physical Therapist- Valley Clinic
Jon earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2008 from the University of Utah. Early in his career, Jon identified that a general knowledge of orthopedics and use of modalities was insufficient in providing optimal care and outcomes for his patients. To become an expert level therapist, Jon has pursued post-graduate training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Therapy), Kinesiotaping, and Postural Restoration Institute training. Using these skills, Jon is able to offer patients specialized treatments to rapidly restore function, reduce and eliminate pain, and return them to an active, healthy, lifestyle.
“I deeply believe in treating the patient, not just their condition. There is no one-size-fits all solution to health.”
Jon grew up in the Tri-Cities but has lived in Liberty Lake for the past 6 years. His wife and four young kids keep his life quite full and exciting. On weekends, Jon is active in his church and might be found enjoying Frisbee golf with friends.
Chris Nixon-Kleweno, PT
Lead Physical Therapist - North Clinic
Chris brings 26 years of experience to Spine Team. He graduated from WSU with a BS in Physical Education and then went on to the University of Puget Sound and received a second BS degree in Physical Therapy. His 26 years as a physical therapist has given Chris the opportunity to treat a wide variety of clients ranging from elite windsurfers on Maui to work related injuries here in Spokane. He has advanced training in a variety of treatment approaches including with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Strain Counterstrain, and muscle energy. Chris is also a Certified Ergonomic Specialist. He has provided job site assessments and taught repetitive stress injury management classes for local industries. Chris places high priority on communication with the patient with an emphasis on educating on the cause and effect nature of the healing process.
“I feel truly blessed to be a part of a patient’s healing process. The complexities of the human body and its ability to respond to treatment will always amaze me.”
Chris is happily married and the father of six children. He loves outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and watching soccer games in the rain.