Unveiling the Journey:

Meet the Mind Behind the Mission

Hey, I'm Dr. Josh—a functional medicine practitioner with a passion for accelerating recovery and optimizing performance. Armed with modern science and clinical expertise, I'm dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health goals. As a perpetual learner in the art and science of sports and functional medicine, I focus on athletes and adults wanting to be their best.

My Mission & Vision

My personal mission is defeating health challenges and unlocking peak performance

My mission as a health care provider is guiding individuals to optimal health through personalized strategies, leveraging their inherent potential with the right insights and foundation.

From 170 in 7th Grade to 160 in My 40s

Embarking on my journey as a functional medicine doctor was deeply rooted in personal transformation, inspired by the health challenges within my own family tree. Growing up, my family faced a dual struggle – on one side, there were athletes grappling with injuries, and on the other, a history of chronic diseases. Witnessing my father's 25-year battle with type 2 diabetes and my grandmother's 13-year struggle with dementia left an indelible mark on me. Conventional medicine offered little more than an ever-growing list of prescriptions and palliative care, leaving me with a burning desire to seek genuine answers beyond the superficial fixes.

Enter my own metamorphosis – 'From 170 in 7th Grade to 160 in My 40s.' I transformed my body composition and metabolism through a holistic approach, not just shedding pounds but uncovering the secrets of sustainable well-being. This personal journey fueled my passion for functional medicine. Armed with a unique background in clinical nutrition, functional endocrinology, and two decades of clinical experience, I delved into the world of functional diagnostic medicine.

My family's health challenges became the driving force behind my mission. Crafting programs rooted in functional medicine, I address the causative factors of health issues, tailoring strategies that extend beyond mere symptom management. Whether it's stabilizing blood sugar, balancing the immune system, or addressing gut problems, my approach integrates the insights gained from personal experience with a commitment to empowering others on their transformative health journey. Let's work together to overcome the health challenges in your family tree – because I've navigated those waters, and I'm here to guide you toward lasting wellness.

From 170 in 7th Grade to 160 in My 40s

Embarking on my journey as a functional medicine doctor was deeply rooted in personal transformation, inspired by the health challenges within my own family tree. Growing up, my family faced a dual struggle – on one side, there were athletes grappling with injuries, and on the other, a history of chronic diseases. Witnessing my father's 25-year battle with type 2 diabetes and my grandmother's 13-year struggle with dementia left an indelible mark on me. Conventional medicine offered little more than an ever-growing list of prescriptions and palliative care, leaving me with a burning desire to seek genuine answers beyond the superficial fixes.

Enter my own metamorphosis – 'From 170 in 7th Grade to 160 in My 40s.' I transformed my body composition and metabolism through a holistic approach, not just shedding pounds but uncovering the secrets of sustainable well-being. This personal journey fueled my passion for functional medicine. Armed with a unique background in clinical nutrition, functional endocrinology, and two decades of clinical experience, I delved into the world of functional diagnostic medicine.

My family's health challenges became the driving force behind my mission. Crafting programs rooted in functional medicine, I address the causative factors of health issues, tailoring strategies that extend beyond mere symptom management. Whether it's stabilizing blood sugar, balancing the immune system, or addressing gut problems, my approach integrates the insights gained from personal experience with a commitment to empowering others on their transformative health journey. Let's work together to overcome the health challenges in your family tree – because I've navigated those waters, and I'm here to guide you toward lasting wellness.

Life After Injury

Embarking on a journey from the rink to the clinic, my story is one of resilience and reinvention. As a former hockey player, I intimately understand the toll sports can take on the body. A significant hip ailment and a left knee ACL reconstruction became my catalyst for exploring functional medicine and sports medicine. I dubbed this phase of my life 'life after injury.' Faced with the challenge of rehabilitating myself, I delved deep into the realms of functional medicine, crafting personalized strategies that not only healed my body but propelled me beyond my previous athletic limits.

Armed with firsthand experience and a newfound passion, I pursued degrees in sports medicine and chiropractic care, accumulating certifications in functional medicine, athletic training, and sports chiropractic. My unique blend of professional training and personal adversity forms the backbone of my approach to patient care. I'm not just a doctor; I'm someone who's walked the path of recovery. Today, I specialize in developing comprehensive programs for athletes returning to play after injuries. By integrating my personal insights and academic expertise, I create tailored fitness training programs that go beyond rehabilitation, aiming to optimize performance and prevent future setbacks.

But my commitment doesn't stop in the clinic. I continue to share my knowledge by teaching anatomy, running training programs, and coaching hockey. Why? Because I've lived the transformative power of understanding one's body, and I'm dedicated to empowering others with the same tools. Life after injury isn't just about recovery; it's about unleashing the full potential that lies within. Join me in rewriting your own story and conquering new heights.

Life After Injury

Embarking on a journey from the rink to the clinic, my story is one of resilience and reinvention. As a former hockey player, I intimately understand the toll sports can take on the body. A significant hip ailment and a left knee ACL reconstruction became my catalyst for exploring functional medicine and sports medicine. I dubbed this phase of my life 'life after injury.' Faced with the challenge of rehabilitating myself, I delved deep into the realms of functional medicine, crafting personalized strategies that not only healed my body but propelled me beyond my previous athletic limits.

Armed with firsthand experience and a newfound passion, I pursued degrees in sports medicine and chiropractic care, accumulating certifications in functional medicine, athletic training, and sports chiropractic. My unique blend of professional training and personal adversity forms the backbone of my approach to patient care. I'm not just a doctor; I'm someone who's walked the path of recovery. Today, I specialize in developing comprehensive programs for athletes returning to play after injuries. By integrating my personal insights and academic expertise, I create tailored fitness training programs that go beyond rehabilitation, aiming to optimize performance and prevent future setbacks.

But my commitment doesn't stop in the clinic. I continue to share my knowledge by teaching anatomy, running training programs, and coaching hockey. Why? Because I've lived the transformative power of understanding one's body, and I'm dedicated to empowering others with the same tools. Life after injury isn't just about recovery; it's about unleashing the full potential that lies within. Join me in rewriting your own story and conquering new heights.

RECOVER | PERFORM | ACCELERATE

In 2004, Performance Chiropractic laid its foundation, steadily evolving through three expanding clinics under my guidance. Today, as RPA Health, I have transitioned into an independent functional medicine practitioner, strength coach, and educator. RPA Health uniquely combines my expertise in functional medicine with a specialized focus on athlete development. My clinical services have expanded to bridge the gap between biochemistry and biomechanics, catering to elite-level athletes seeking unparalleled performance optimization. Unlike traditional nutrition and training systems, my methodology enables athletes to fuel and accelerate their performance in ways previously unexplored. Simultaneously, I've broadened my scope to address chronic health challenges such as type 2 diabetes, auto-immune conditions, and cognitive impairment. At the core of RPA Health's philosophy lies an unwavering focus on metabolic transformation, immune system function, biotoxins, and neurologic health. Whether you're an elite athlete or an individual seeking to overcome chronic health issues, RPA Health is dedicated to optimizing your well-being through the principles of functional medicine.

Dr. Joshua Bletzinger
DC CFMP® CCSP® ATC

1121 E Main St.

Suite 130

St. Charles, IL 60174

630.593.1941

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