Dr. Altman was born and raised in Wheaton Illinois. Sports and athletics played a large role in his life excelling in football, wrestling, and gymnastics. His accomplishments didn’t come without a price, however, suffering from a number of chronic injuries involving his shoulder, and low back. With an interest in medicine, and the goal of healing his own chronic injuries, he started on his career path for optimal wellness. After high school, Dr. Altman attended the University of Iowa where he received his degree in Exercise Kinesiology. Post graduation he entered the health field as a personal trainer/nutritional coach. It was during this time that he noticed his clients had many health concerns, and he wanted to be able to help co-manage their conditions in order to provide a better quality of life. With a strong belief that food is medicine, and proper functional movement is necessary for joint mechanics, Dr. Altman decided to pursue his education in Chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.

While pursuing his education at National, Dr. Altman tutored neuroanatomy, visceral anatomy, and general anatomy for the Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM), Massage therapy, and Bachelors programs. During his clinical internship with the University, he started a preceptorship at Physical Medicine Associates. It was here that he was able to develop and apply the skills necessary to diagnose and treat a wide variety of health concerns. Dr. Altman graduated cum laude in 2014, and joined the practice here at Physical Medicine Associates.

Since graduating Dr. Altman continues to pursue education in the fields of both internal medicine and musculoskeletal conditions. He currently is completing his education to become a board certified Internist through the DABCI program, along with his degree in Clinical Nutrition. In the musculoskeletal field he is actively pursuing credentialing in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy (MDT) through the Mckenzie Institute, and a credential of (CES) and (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

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