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:
- 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
- Multiple Sclerosis
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
- 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.
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.
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.