Information for referring physicians about what we do:

RMA physicians Annette Weller, Victor Lin, Bob Arnsdorf, and Jed Robinson have board certifications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Additionally, Annette Weller is board certified in Electromyography.

As board certified physiatrists, we focus on the diagnosis and management of disorders of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. While some physiatrists provide only physical medicine care, the physiatrists at RMA also provide rehabilitation care for patients with disabling injuries or medical conditions, working to improve function and quality of life.

We provide specific services such as:

  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Corticosteroid joint & bursa injections
  • Electrodiagnosis / Electromyography (EMG)
  • Hyaluronate joint injections
  • Impairment ratings using American Medical Association AMA Guidelines
  • Independent medical examinations (IME)
  • Injured workers treatment
  • Lumbar epidural steroid injections (ESI)
  • Medical arbiter and panel arbiter examinations
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Post-concussion syndrome / brain injury care
  • Spinal cord injury care
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ultrasound guided joint and soft tissue injections
  • Wheelchair & scooter evaluations

Appropriate referrals for physical medicine:

The physiatrist can provide complete care of a specific diagnosis or provide a consultation with recommendations. Consider a physiatry consult if your patient is not getting better within 1-3 months after beginning a therapy program. Sprains, strains, repetitive motion/overuse disorders are managed by multi-joint, kinetic chain evaluation of biomechanical deficits and treatment by providing specialized therapy, exercise direction and counseling. Common musculoskeletal problems include:

  • Cervical or lumbar strain injury
  • Cervical or lumbar disc herniation
  • Tendonitis / tenosynovitis (including trigger finger, shin splints, and tennis/golfers elbow)
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel & tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee sprains
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Spasticity
  • Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndromes
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) / Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Electrodiagnostic evaluation and non-surgical treatment of common neurological Dx including:

  • Cervical / lumbar radiculopathy
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Lumbar and brachial plexopathy
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment (including carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and peroneal neuropathy)
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Appropriate referrals for rehabilitation:

The physiatrist provides rehabilitative care for chronic and disabling conditions. The focus of care is on improving function and quality of life with the combined use of adaptive equipments and assistive devices, orthotics (braces), prosthetics, modified techniques, therapeutic interventions, and medications. Common diagnoses for rehabilitative care include:

  • Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA) (including problems of hemiplegia, spasticity, shoulder pain, central pain, shoulder-hand syndrome, aphasia, dysphasia, disorders of gait and balance)
  • Spinal cord injury (including management of neurogenic bowel & bladder, autonomic dysreflexia, decubitus ulcers, spasticity)
  • Traumatic brain injury (including post-concussive syndrome, cognitive and behavioral problems)
  • Amputations (including pre-amputation counseling, residual limb management, prosthetic prescription and management)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (including mobility, fatigue, depression, neurogenic bowel and bladder, and spasticity)
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Arthritis (including postoperative management of joint replacements)
  • Disorders of gait