Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor

At Tahoe Forest Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, we are focused on a better you. Our specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor and staff are dedicated to providing specialized physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients in Truckee, Incline Village, and the surrounding communities.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, or physiatrists, are specialty-trained in an area of medicine focused on nonsurgical care for bone, joint, and muscle injuries, conditions, and diseases. Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists take a personalized approach in an effort to treat all aspects of the pain or limitation that may be affecting their patients.

Physiatrists typically make a diagnosis after imaging, like an X-ray or ultrasound. These nonsurgical specialists also often use electrodiagnostics, such as nerve conduction studies, to isolate the source of pain. After diagnosis, a physiatrist will develop a custom treatment plan with multiple approaches. This may include exercises, physical therapy, and injections. Additional treatment methods may include advanced interventional spine procedures, such as nerve blocks, to reduce or eliminate pain. 

Should You See a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor?

It may be time to see a doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Chronic pain in the neck, back, joints, legs, or arms
  • Neck or back pain 
  • Numbness or weakness in the hands or feet
  • Sharp or dull pain that shoots down the arms or legs
  • Weakness in the arms or legs

These problems may indicate that you should see our specialist, who has expertise in:

  • Percutaneous tenotomy (Tenex)
  • Spinal epidurals
  • Spinal facet joint injections and ablations
  • Ultrasound-guided joint and tendon injections (upper & lower extremities)
  • Electromyogram and nerve conduction study (EMG/NCS)

When you have pain, it can take a toll on your whole life. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist is not only a medical expert, but is also a knowledgeable professional who wants to do more than just treat your injury or condition; she wants to help you get back to what you love. To schedule an appointment, call (530) 582-7488 or request an appointment online.

Exceptional Care Begins at Tahoe Forest Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

At Tahoe Forest Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our team of dedicated orthopedic experts is here for you. As a specialty-trained and knowledgeable physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, Alison Ganong, M.D., is backed by the latest state-of-the-art technology and has extensive experience to bring you the very best in orthopedic care. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor has the expertise you need to reach your goals.

If your pain is keeping you from living your life, call (530) 582-7488 to schedule an appointment with our physical medicine and rehabilitation expert or request an appointment online. We offer two convenient locations in Truckee, California, and Incline Village, Nevada: Tahoe Forest Sports Medicine & Therapy Services and the Incline Village Community Hospital.