Musculoskeletal Medicine is a multispecialty rehabilitation clinic specializing in coordinated care of muscular injuries, spine disorders, neurological injuries, migraine headaches, neck pain and lower back pain. Our unique team approach coordinates your care around your goals and needs. Our staff has a wide range of skills for the diagnosis and treatment of your condition, centered on the function you desire, whether it be returning to work, gaining peak athletic performance, or managing a chronic painful condition.
We offer the best trained physicians (physiatry), physical therapists, massage therapists, neuropsychologists and psychotherapists. We perform all of the tests and procedures you will need to assist in your recovery using the latest ultrasound technology, fluoroscopic guided injections and Botox for headaches. Our clinic also provides evaluation for fitness and athletic performance.
Treatments provided at Overlake Clinics include:
- Headaches and migraines.
- Back pain and injuries.
- Neck problems.
- Joint injuries, including shoulders, ankles and knees.
- Diet and nutritional issues.
- Sports injuries.
- Sports and performance.
- Fitness evaluation.
- Neurological conditions.
- Workplace (L&I) Injuries
- Auto accident injuries.
What is physiatry?
Doctors who specialize in physical medicine are also called physiatrists and focus on improving function and quality of life. A physiatrist (fizz-ee-at’-trist), treats a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. They see patients in all age groups and treat problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body. Physiatrists focus on restoring function, allowing us to be at our best in our jobs, with our families and in our recreation.
How can a physiatrist help?
Physiatrists care for patients with acute and chronic pain, and musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia. They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury; and individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries, or neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis, polio or ALS. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain, a basketball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, or a knitter who has carpal tunnel syndrome. Physiatrists’ patients include people with arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work- or sports-related injuries.
Physiatrists also treat serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result in severe functional limitations. They would treat a baby with a birth defect, someone in a bad car accident, or an elderly person with a broken hip. Physiatrists coordinate the long-term rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injuries, cancer, stroke or other neurological disorders, brain injuries, amputations, and multiple sclerosis.