PacMed Spine, Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine – Beacon Hill
Sports medicine is used to diagnose and treat sport and exercise-related injuries.
While many associate this field with professional athletics, sports medicine treats non-athletes, too. Our patients range from back-strained gardeners to overworked runners training for their first marathon. Your specialist can evaluate and treat most any musculoskeletal injuries, including concussions, muscle strains, ankle sprains, meniscal and ACL tears, tendonitis (including the Achilles), and injuries of the knee and rotator cuff.
Whatever the injury, your physician will work with you to devise a personalized treatment plan, from simple rest to surgical intervention. Careful evaluation will determine whether your injury can be treated conservatively with physical therapy, or if surgical intervention would be most appropriate. If surgery is required, your sports medicine specialist can recommend a surgeon who would be most appropriate for your injury.
Physiatry / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physiatry—also called Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—is a branch of medicine focused on restoring function and quality of life to people with physical or cognitive deficits due to neurological injuries, pain, physical impairments, or disabilities.
Physiatrists work in a multidisciplinary environment. Specifically, they often work closely with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists, orthotists/prosthetists, and other medical and surgical specialists.
At Pacific Medical Centers, our physiatrists provide comprehensive management of patients with impairments and disabilities due to neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and vascular conditions or injuries. In particular, they aim to foster quality-of-life improvements for patients who need neurological rehabilitation due to:
- Traumatic or non-traumatic head injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular disorders that affect mobility, gait, and function
- Neurogenic bowel and bladder problems
- Spasticity management
- Adults with congenital neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida
Our physiatrists also provide expert rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal disorders, including:
- Amputation of a limb
- Spine pain, injuries and degenerative spine disease
- Joint pain from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or lupus
WHAT TO BRING
Bring the following items to make the most of your time with the doctor:
- ID and insurance cards
- Your co-pay
- Any X-rays and labs from outside the PacMed/Swedish/Providence network
- A list of your questions and symptoms.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to park and check in. Read more details on how to prepare for your visit.
CHECK YOUR COVERAGE
To avoid financial surprises, we recommend calling your insurance before your visit to check your coverage for:
- Pacific Medical Centers
- The provider you’re seeing
- The services or procedures you are coming in for.
It’s good to ask your insurance whether our clinic and provider are in network and what your financial responsibility might be.
If you or a family member are active or retired military, you may be eligible for the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP).
USFHP is TRICARE prime option offering top-quality civilian medical care. USFHP is sponsored by the Department of Defense and has been administered in our region by PacMed for over 30 years.
Call 800.585.5883 to learn more or enroll in the US Family Health Plan (USFHP).