Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

At St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, we are experts in relieving pain and helping patients regain function lost to disease, injury or chronic condition. Our board certified physician combines expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic medicine, and pain medicine to help patients regain maximum function and quality of life.

Through a wide range of non-surgical interventions, we help patients increase their independence and well-being. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to offer a comprehensive array of therapies and treatment options, while our commitment to treating the whole person—and not just a specific problem—allows us to create the best possible outcomes.

Conditions and Treatments

Our focus is on relieving pain and improving the quality of life for patients with a broad range of conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Spasticity
  • Muscle and joint pain, including arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Nerve pain, including carpal tunnel and other entrapment neuropathies
  • Brain or spinal cord injury
  • Non-surgical orthopaedics, including sports and work injuries
  • Nerve and muscle disorders
  • Back and neck pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amputations

Our highly experienced physical medicine and rehabilitation physician designs a specific program of recovery to fit each patient’s needs and goals. Individualized treatment plans often include multiple approaches and therapies, such as:

  • Medication management
  • Epidural blocks
  • Trigger point and soft tissue injections
  • Joint injections, including fluoroscopic-guided hip injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Electronic orthosis
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Bracing
  • Prosthetics
  • Biofeedback
  • Assistive devices, including wheelchair seating

Additional specialties—including anesthesiologists specializing in pain medicine, orthopaedic surgeons, psychologists and social workers—can also play a role in a patient’s treatment plan.

Specialized Services

Finding the problem

In addition to a full range of advanced imaging options, we offer electrodiagnostic studies to evaluate nerve and muscle function. In fact, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group is one of Southern California’s only multispecialty physician groups to offer expertise in electrodiagnostic medicine.

Electrodiagnostic studies, such as EMG and nerve conduction, are particularly helpful in diagnosing damaged nerves or muscle diseases, including movement or nerve disorders, myopathies, as well as carpal tunnel and other entrapment neuropathies. Our electrodiagnostic lab offers patients the convenience of having testing and evaluation done onsite.

Multidisciplinary team

If needed, our treatment plans can also include any of the dozens of specialties and services within St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, allowing us to create an unusually innovative and comprehensive approach to our patient’s well-being. This multidisciplinary approach may include assistance from anesthesia pain medicine specialists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, orthopaedic surgeons, pulmonologists, cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and psychologists.

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