Injury can affect how you move and function. Our goal is to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and problems with a non-surgical approach. The Polyclinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can design a treatment plan that can be carried out at home or with the help of a rehabilitation team that could include other physicians and health professionals. We help coordinate care within this team to optimize your care plan.
What is a physiatrist?
Physiatrists specialize in a wide variety of treatments for the musculoskeletal system - the muscles, bones and associated nerves, ligaments, tendons and other structures – and the musculoskeletal disorders that cause pain and/or difficulty with functioning.
- Back and neck pain, including strains
- Bulging discs and pinched nerves
- Joint problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis, strains and sprains
- Sports injuries
Meet the Team
Dr. Thomas Chung, Dr. Margaret Forgette, Dr. Pearl Ren and Diana Ferdana, ARNP, RN, EAMP, are specially trained in nerves, muscles and bones and work with patients to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment.
- Electrodiagnostic Testing
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
- Injection therapy
- Shoulder, knee and hip injections
- Fluoroscopic guided epidural steroid injections for radicular pain (cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas)
- Fluoroscopic guided facet joint injections
- Radiofrequency ablations
- Trigger point injections
- Fluoroscopic guided diagnostic nerve blocks and lumbar discograms
- Chemodenervation (Botox) for pain relief
Call 206-860-5470 to schedule an appointment or for more information. To refer a patient, call our clinic or fax referral to 206-860-5466.
Collaborative Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is part of a larger, comprehensive Musculoskeletal Program that also includes: orthopedics, acupuncture, physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, and podiatry. Together these therapists, physicians and surgeons work closely across specialties to coordinate care.