Lasting pain relief without surgical intervention.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, centers on restoring function and performance to help patients return to the activities they love. Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers a holistic, non-surgical approach to pain management and mobility improvement for a range of conditions.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons are highly experienced in their respective fields.
KCOA physicians are considered among the top PM&R providers in the Midwest. Along with our Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and support staff, our physicians deliver the utmost level of dedicated care across a range of subspecialties.
Our specialized, board-certified physiatrists take time to accurately pinpoint the source of your ailment and design a treatment plan — based on your individual needs.
For Any Condition. For Every Body.
What We Treat
How It Works
When you visit one of our PM&R physicians, you will undergo a detailed evaluation of your complaint and corresponding physical examination.
Sometimes, we may need further testing to determine the correct diagnosis.
Typically, physical medicine and rehabilitation optimizes conservative, non-operative measures when approaching injuries and diagnoses.
Surgical referral or management options may be part of the end discussion, but for a majority of musculoskeletal complaints, surgery is not the first choice.
The process begins with an initial appointment, the length of which varies based on your condition.
More complex issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
Our patient-centric approach means we conduct individualized tests and studies based on your physical examination. Tests may include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Digital X-Ray
- Electromyograms (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Studies
- And Other Medical Technologies
Throughout the treatment and recovery process, we focus on creating outcomes that maximize your functionality so you can return to your regular activities.
Our physicians will align their management recommendations with your goals.
Therefore, two people with the same diagnosis may undergo two different management plans.
How It Works
Your physician may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to reduce pain, muscle spasm, inflammation, and more. This will depend on your specific needs, symptoms, and other factors surrounding your condition.
Injections directly into the joint can help with acute pain. Based on your condition, response to treatment, and your physician’s recommendations, additional injections may be necessary. Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance offers ultrasound-guided injections to visualize the area of concern in real time and optimize your treatment’s effectiveness.
Nerve Pathology and Management
Nerve injuries require unique approaches to fully assess the presence and extent of injury. Two common, and often complementary, ways we evaluate nerves are through electrodiagnostic studies (nerve conduction studies and electromyograms) and ultrasound.
Stem Cell and PRP Treatments
Options such as stem cell injections or platelet-rich plasma can help repair worn or damaged tissue. This option works best if you are a younger patient with mild-to-moderate injuries.
Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
We’ve worked hard to build Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance with all the benefits of a large orthopedic collective, while maintaining the community impact and familiarity of an intimate, private-practice model. While diverse in background and capabilities, the common thread that brings all of our team members together is our patient-centered approach.
Excellent Non-Operative Care
Our PM&R physicians are well versed in comprehensive, proven treatment options. Most times, patients find long-term pain management solutions without undergoing surgery.
We are a private-practice model, offering the highest quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of most hospital systems.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance provides the trusted physicians and clinics you know with the convenience of a broad-scale practice spanning across the Kansas City area.
physical medicine & rehabilitation
Our care is personal. Our team is knowledgeable. And we’re more available than ever.
With access to board-certified specialists across Kansas City, we have the tools to meet almost every musculoskeletal condition.
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