Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a broad field which aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. PM&R is one of 24 specialties of medicine certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Pain Management & Rehabilitation

PM&R doctors are also called physiatrists. The term physiatrist sounds like, and can be confused with, podiatrist (a foot doctor) and psychiatrist or psychologist (mental health doctors), however these are completely different specialties.

At Ascent Medical Consultants our physiatrists focus on musculoskeletal medicine. Musculoskeletal medicine is essentially nonsurgical orthopedics.

Dr. Anderson-Oeser and Dr. Shoemaker specialize in all the aspects of orthopedic care that do not involve surgery and have advanced training and many years of experience performing interventional pain management techniques including spine injections, epidural steroid injections, facet injections, sacroiliac joint injections, rhizotomies, as well as joint and tendon injections. We use x-ray and ultrasound guidance for most of our procedures and rarely perform injections without imaging to guide the procedure. This ensures the best possible outcome for any procedure.

What sets our providers apart is the time that they take to make an accurate diagnosis and design a comprehensive treatment plan to address the underlying cause of your symptoms and pain.

Many common injuries and conditions can be treated with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation techniques:

  • Automobile accident injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Personal injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Arthritis, Tendinitis, Bursitis
  • Compression Fracture of the Spine
  • Concussion
  • Degenerative Disc disease
  • Delayed Recover
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
  • Neuropathy
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Sciatica and Pinched Nerves
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondyloletesis
  • Sprains
  • Traumatic Brain injury
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Whiplash
  • Acute, Myofascial, or Chronic Pain
    • Neck, Back, and Shoulder Pain
    • Joint Pain
    • Facet Joint Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Neuromusuclar Pain