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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

After a break, sprain or pull, you may feel you can't move without pain. 

That's where we come in. We don't just treat your symptoms. We find the cause of your injury or chronic pain.

First, we establish a baseline of your ability to move and your pain. Then we develop your individualized rehabilitation plan. You'll be on the path of relief from chronic pain and injury, getting back to the work and activities you love. 

Physical Medicine: Expert & Holistic

A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine. We aim to help you improve function, reduce pain, and access the services you need. We look for nonsurgical therapies to treat and prevent sports and work injuries.

Our holistic approach considers the needs of your whole person, not just one problem area of the body. This means we'll bring together the right experts for your condition. Your team could include physical therapists, occupational therapists, radiologists and surgeons, among others.

Conditions We Treat

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Balance and vestibular disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Heel spurs
  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle strain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Nerve impingements
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (Runner's knee)
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splint
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Acupuncture
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Acupuncture can decrease your pain so that you can get physical therapy, exercise and get active again.

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Athlete Services
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Extensive rehab for athletes can help you prevent future injuries and optimize your body's athletic potential.

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Pain Management
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Pain can make it hard to function in daily life. We can minimize your chronic and acute pain using radiology-guided injections and get you back your quality of life.

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