Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Nels Carlson and patient

We focus on the diagnosis, management and treatment of injury, disease, or age-related conditions of musculoskeletal and neurologic issues. We can help you develop, maintain or restore movement and function lost to age, disease or injury.

Our board certified clinicians provide comprehensive bone, joint and nerve rehabilitation services to decrease acute or chronic pain and improve strength and mobility without surgery. When indicated, our physicians are skilled at performing procedures under ultrasound guidance and electrodiagnostic studies (EMG and NCV) to evaluate for injury or disease of muscle, nerve roots, and peripheral nerve.

We develop highly personalized rehabilitation plans which can include therapeutic exercise, medications, injections, prostheses, orthoses, and other equipment to assist daily activities. When required, care is also coordinated with an interdisciplinary team to help patients improve their psychological, social, and vocational function. Our goal is to improve quality of life by restoring or enhancing functional ability in patients who have physical impairments.

Meet our team

Dr. Hans Carlson Dr. Hans Carlson earned his M.D. at OHSU and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School – Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He followed this up with a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Dr. Nels Carlson Dr. Nels Carlson earned his M.D. at OHSU, completed his residency at Harvard Medical School – Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and followed up with a fellowship in Neurophysiology/EMG at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Erik Ensrud Dr. Erik Ensrud earned his M.D. at the University of Minnesota, completed his residency at Harvard Medical School, and followed up with a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine/EMG at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston.

Megan Ward, MS, PA-C Megan Ward, MS, PA-C earned her B.S. from the University of Oregon and her M.S. at Western University of Health Sciences. Her special focus is physical medicine and spine care.

Services

  • Diagnostic EMG and nerve conduction studies to diagnose nerve compression or pinched spinal nerves
  • Steroid injections
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Pain management therapies
  • Prostheses, orthoses, and other equipment to assist daily activities
  • Physical therapy