North Texas Musculoskeletal Medicine

Enhancing the body's innate ability to heal

Regenerative Orthopedics Osteopathic Manipulation

Dennis E. Minotti II, DO

Dennis E. Minotti II, DO

Dr. Minotti is specialty trained in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. His primary focus is Regenerative Orthopedics, nonsurgical procedures designed to accelerate regeneration of cells in healing of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Regenerative Orthopedics is radically changing the way musculoskeletal conditions are treated. As new and better methods of treatment are constantly developed, Dr. Minotti continues to explore orthobiologic cell-based treatments through study with the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, a leader in physician training for Regenerative Medicine, and the Regenerative Medicine Institute.

The body's innate ability to heal is a key philosophical tenet in Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Minotti believes that Regenerative Orthopedics combines this natural healing process with cutting edge science to maximize what the body does naturally... heal through the process of regeneration.

As a leading specialist in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Dr. Minotti continues to teach, working with a team of physicians to train other Osteopathic Doctors in recently rediscovered methods of manipulation developed by A.T. Still, founder of Osteopathy. Physicians from around the world attend conferences headed by Dr. Jerry Dickey and his team of physicians.

In addition to private practice at North Texas Musculoskeletal Medicine, a practice he founded in 2008, Dr. Minotti is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Dr. Minotti maintains a particular interest in sports health. In his youth, he earned a black belt in taekwondo at age 12 and was a point guard on his high school basketball team. Golf remains one of his favorite pastimes.


  • 2006-2008: NMM/OMM Specialty Residency at Plaza Medical Center/UNTHSC, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2005-2006: Traditional Rotating Internship at Columbia Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • June 2005: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio.
  • June 2001: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.


  • Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM)

Research Experience

  • 2007 - 2009: NIH-NCCAM (AT002303) Treatment Efficacy of OMT for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal at UNTHSC, Fort Worth, Texas: treatment provider
  • 2008 - 2011: NIH-NCCAM (K23PA05143): Low Back Pain in Pregnancy study at UNTHSC, Fort Worth, Texas: treatment provider
  • 2007 - 2011: NIH-NCCAM (K24AT002422): Chronic Low Back Pain study at UNTHSC, Fort Worth, Texas: treatment provider
  • 2006 - 2007: MOPSE (Multi-Center Osteopathic Pneumonia Study in the Elderly): treatment provider


  • John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA; Dennis E. Minotti, DO; Robert J. Gatchel, PhD; Cathleen M. Kearns, BA; Karan P. Singh, PhD. Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Family Medicine. March/April 2013: Vol. 11, no. 10.
  • Dennis Minotti, DO; John C. Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA; Cathleen Kearns, BA; and Robert J. Gatchel, PhD, ABPP. Osteopathic Medicine Approach to Pain Management. Practical Pain Management: September 2010: Vol. 10, no. 8.
  • Robert J. Gatchel & Nancy D. Kishino & Dennis E. Minotti. The Three Major Components of Behavior Used for Assessing Pain: Problems Faced When There Is Discordance Among the Three. Psychol. Inj. and Law. 2010: 3:212-219.
  • Colonvega, Makasha, Hensel, Kendi, Minotti II, Dennis, Williams, Stuart. A case report of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in a 14-year-old girl with McCune-Albright Syndrome. AAO Journal. September 2009: Vol. 19, no. 3, p. 21-24.
  • Licciardone JC1, Kearns CM, Minotti DE. Outcomes of osteopathic manual treatment for chronic low back pain according to baseline pain severity: results from the Osteopathic Trial. 2013 Dec; 18 (6):533-40. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2013.05.006. Epub 2013 Jun 10.
  • Licciardone JC1, Kearns CM, Hodge LM, Minotti DE. Osteopathic manual treatment in patients with diabetes mellitus and comorbid chronic low back pain: subgroup results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Jun; 113(6):468-78.
  • Licciardone JC, Gatchel RJ, Kearns CM, Minotti DE. Depression, somatization, and somatic dysfunction in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain: results from the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Dec; 112(12):783-91.