Perform4Life is honored to announce J. Bryan Dixon, M.D. as Medical Director. In this leadership role, Dr. Dixon will be instrumental in helping Peform4Life develop its Medical Fitness Program toward the goal of national certification, becoming one of fewer than 50 centers in the country. Dr. Dixon will be active in the National Medical Fitness Association. Together, we look forward to providing a safe, quality-focused center delivering exceptional outcomes for the people we serve in the Marquette region.
Dr. Dixon is driven by the transformational power of physical activity to improve health and wellness across the lifespan. He specializes in non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine at Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Plastic Surgery in Marquette, Michigan.
Board certified both in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Dr. Dixon has a special clinical interest in muscle injuries, sports concussion, and sports ultrasound. He has written extensively on non-surgical orthopedic topics, including a recently published book on calf injuries. (Muscular Injuries in the Posterior Leg: Assessment and Treatment, edited by J. Bryan Dixon).
Dr. Dixon helped develop the collaborative sports medicine outreach program, Sideline 2 Sideline, which expanded and coordinated sports medicine services to eleven high schools in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to two consecutive terms on the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. He has been a team physician for Northern Michigan University and the United States Olympic Education Training Center. Dr. Dixon traveled overseas as a USA Team Physician and served as medical director of local, national, and international athletic competitions.
He received his Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University and participated in the MSU family medicine residency training in Marquette. Dr. Dixon completed a fellowship in sports medicine and served as the assistant team physician at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. Dr. Dixon is Clinical Associate Professor at Michigan State University, in the College of Human Medicine.