Spine and Rehabilitation Institute

Fort Wayne Neurological Center created its Spine and Rehabilitation Institute to offer immediate, expert, and comprehensive non-surgical care to patients suffering from spinal pain. The institute specializes in an aggressive, non-surgical medical specialty dedicated to diagnosing and restoring optimal function to people with musculoskeletal problems. Second generation lumbar disc decompression therapy complements the other traditional treatment methods.

Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders

When treating musculoskeletal disorders, non-surgical techniques often offer the safest, most effective solution. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is an aggressive, non-surgical medical specialty dedicated to diagnosing and restoring optimal function to people with musculoskeletal problems. Through a precise regimen of physical therapies, drug therapies, and assistive devices, patients frequently can be successfully treated with less pain, time and expense.

Dr David J. Lutz, a physiatrist certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Fort Wayne Neurological Center. With nearly a decade of practical experience, Dr. Lutz provides expert, compassionate, independent outpatient care, pain management, consultations and electromyograms (EMGs) to patients suffering from musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

Dr. Lutz specializes in evaluating and treating workplace injuries and works closely with company and medical personnel to ensure an employees' safe and prompt return to work. In addition to his office located in the Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Division of Fort Wayne Neurological Center, Dr. Lutz regularly travels to other clinics, hospitals, and work sites to provide care.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Indications

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Cervical and lumbar pain syndromes
  • Personal and auto injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Pain syndromes
  • Muscle and nerve diseases
  • Multiple trauma
  • Disc herniations
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Adult cerebral palsy and spinal bifida
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stroke

Specialties & Expertise

  • Active Rehabilitation Treatment
  • Therapeutic Injections for Pain and Spasticity
  • Pain Management Programs
  • Disability and Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Work Certification Determination
  • American With Disabilities Act Issues
  • Physician-directed EMGs and Neuro Diagnostics
  • Job Conditioning
  • Individualized Programs
  • Ergonomic Training
  • Research Studies

Case Management

Dr. Lutz excels in working closely with his referral sources. In addition to convenient, cost-effective care, he offers detailed, confidential information and treatment suggestions on the patient's condition and progress. Dr. Lutz conducts his own electromyograms complete with a courtesy physical exam and treatment recommendations. He is available for questions at any time and offers education seminars and safety counseling.


Dr. Lutz offers independent cost-effective acute and subacute services and can perform Electromyograms (EMGs) to determine nerve and/or tissue damage within 48 hours of being contacted. He conducts his own EMG testing, guaranteeing a timely, accurate diagnosis.


To schedule a clinic appointment with Dr. Lutz call 260.436.2416.

To schedule an electromyogram (EMG) appointment with Dr. Lutz call the Division of Physical Medicine at 260.436.2416.

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