Meet Your Physicians!
Everything we do at Riverside Spine & Physical Medicine is patient centered. Our team of experts focus on the entire body rather than one area to help you get relief from bone, muscle or nerve pain without surgery.
After your initial consultation, our team puts together a customized plan based on your goals to support you thru your wellness journey.
Dr. John L. Stanton, MD
Medical Director - Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Stanton has been practicing Orthopedics since 1982. He received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine and is Board Certified in Orthopedics. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Stanton performed his internship at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, Texas and his Residency program in Orthopedics at Brooke Army Medical Center.
Dr. Stanton’s professional societies include the Southern Orthopedic Association and Southern Medical Association, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Stanton and his wife, Cathy, have two children: Travis and Jacob. Currently he and his family reside in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Specialties & Treatment
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Disability, Joint Replacement, Osteoporosis, Pain, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Partial Joint Replacement
My approach to treating patients:
Whether you’re making the decision for orthopedic care, or would just like to expand your knowledge, I hope this site helps you become informed and more confident about the incredible realm of orthopedic treatments available.
I believe in meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques–surgery is just one treatment option. I combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopedic care possible.
It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with the patient education materials that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.
Dr. David M. Allen
Dr. David M. Allen is originally from the Chicago, Illinois, area. He has been a chiropractic care physician since 2000 when he opened Riverside Spine & Physical Medicine. He graduated from Life University’s Chiropractic School in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Allen is also a graduate of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego with an advanced certification in whiplash and brain injury traumatology. He has done extensive post-graduate work in the world famous Gonstead Technique of Chiropractic as well as studies in extremities, radiographic analysis, spinal rehabilitation and strengthening, and in diagnosis and treatment of acute automobile, sports- and work-related injuries.
After graduating from graduate school, he & his wife, Sue, realized that they wanted to stay in the South. The nice weather, friendly people and beautiful landscapes all appealed to them. They spent almost six months traveling all over the southeastern United States before choosing Clarksville as the place to open their practice and start their family of 4 kids.
Dr. David M. Allen is also certified by the national and Tennessee State Board of Examiners and is an active member of the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He was also voted Best Chiropractor in Clarksville for the last four years.
Dr. David M. Allen was also voted the Best of Clarksville “Best Chiropractor” in 2017 and is an 11-time winner of that award.
Dr. Tyler J. Jennings
Dr. Tyler Jennings is a Chiropractic Physician at Riverside Spine and Physical Medicine. He was raised in Southern Illinois and went on to attend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After three years, he transferred to Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO. While there he received his Bachelor of Human Biology degree on his way to earning a Doctor of Chiropractic in August of 2012. Upon graduation, Dr. Jennings and his family moved back to Southern Illinois where he started practicing. In April of 2014, he and his family moved to Clarksville, TN where he joined the team at Riverside Spine and Physical Medicine. Dr. Jennings believes in an integrated approach to patient care to get the best long-term results for his patients.
Dr. Jennings is board certified by both National and Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has had extensive training in Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, Cox, and Logan Basic techniques.
Dr. John Tyschyk PT, DPT,OCS
John graduated in 2000 from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. In 2000, he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2005, he graduated from Florida Gulf Coast university with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.
John became an Adjunct Professor in Exercise Physiology for Florida Gulf Coast University as he developed as a new Physical Therapist in Naples, FL. He has experience in acute orthopedic, acute neurological, comprehensive rehabilitation units, outpatient orthopedic, outpatient neurological, and home health settings.
In 2017, he earned the distinct title as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The specialist certification program was established to provide formal recognition for physical therapist with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of practice and to assist consumers and the health care community in identifying these physical therapists. As of June 2017, ABPTS has certified only 12,893 orthopedic specialists in the nation.
After the birth of his second daughter in January 2018, he and his wife decided to move to Tennessee to enjoy seasonal changes and outdoor activities offered.
Joseph Kowal PA-C
Joseph Kowal PA-C graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in August of 2016, earning a Master of Science degree in Medicine to become a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). He has an extensive background in orthopedic rehabilitation and pain management, which began in 2000 when he earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Mr. Kowal has experience in conservative treatment of many orthopedic conditions including joint, neck, and back pain. He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Austin Peay State University in 2007 and was an instructor at Daymar Institute where he educated and trained students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program from 2010 to 2014. Joseph enjoys being in an environment at Riverside where he is able to work with other providers from different health disciplines who have a common goal of correcting patient’s health condition as opposed to merely treating the symptoms.
Coming from a military family, Mr. Kowal is a lifelong resident of Clarksville, Tennessee, where he continues to reside with his wife and three children.
Kelli Bridwell is an Exercise Physiologist at Riverside Spine and Physical Medicine. She was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she attended Northeast State Community College. After receiving her Associates in Exercise Science, she transferred to Austin Peay State University. In May of 2018, she received her Bachelor’s in Health and Human Performance, concentrating in Applied Exercise Science.
She has now made Clarksville, Tennessee her new home. At Riverside Spine and Physical Medicine, Kelli focuses on weight loss regimens. With her continuous research on nutrition and exercise, she is confident that she can help our patients achieve their desired weight loss goals.