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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The San Luis Valley Health Physiatry Department is located in the Occupational Medicine Clinic at 2115 Stuart Avenue in Alamosa. Physiatry is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosing, evaluating, and treating patients with pain due to physical disabilities or injuries.

The primary goal of a physiatrist is to help the patient achieve maximal restoration of physical function through comprehensive rehabilitation. At SLV Health, our physiatrists conduct a series of evaluations, including the use of electromyography (EMG).

When to Visit a Physiatrist

Our physiatrists understand that pain can dramatically affect your daily life. You should seek medical attention from a physiatrist near you to discuss available treatment options if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Back pain (upper, mid, or lower spine)
  • Continued pain after an injury or car accident
  • Continued pain after surgery
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Pain that prevents you from doing daily activities
  • Shooting or sudden pain

These symptoms may be an indication of a more serious injury or condition like the following, which our doctor can diagnose and treat:

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Nerve damage (including pinched nerves)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains or sprains of the muscles
  • Tendonitis

Physiatry Services are provided by Scott Timothy, MD.

Physiatry services are offered at Stuart Ave Clinic.
Referrals from primary care providers are needed for most insurances.
(719) 589-8110 to make an appointment.
To send a fax, please use (719) 589-8111.