Our Services

The doctors and staff at Physical Medicine Consultants heal injuries in the muscles and joints through a wide variety of services, diagnostic procedures and treatment. We’ve included a summary of the most common services here. You can find more details about various treatments and conditions in our glossary and education pages.

EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies

Short for electromyography, an EMG is a very common diagnostic test used to help solve issues with pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. An EMG helps the doctor determine if a nerve or nerves are contributing to or causing a problem. An EMG allows the doctor to listen to the body’s natural electrical activity created by moving muscles.

A nerve conduction study is used for similar purposes. In this common office procedure, the doctor uses a needle to send small electrical impulses to a nerve, causing it to fire, in order to record the response. All of these findings help the doctor solve the puzzle, diagnose your pain and find the best way to eliminate it.

Back and wrist braces

As a convenience for our patients, PMC carries the DonJoy and Performance Medical brands of back and wrist braces often covered by insurance carriers. We also can provide the Empi TENS unit for patients who will benefit from this form of therapy.

Botox injections

Botox is a type of steroid we inject into muscles to help treat various forms of spasticity. It may also be used for head injuries, stroke and occasionally for headaches or other ill defined pain syndromes.

Independent Medical Exam

We offer Independent Medical Exams (IME) to provide a third-party, objective medical opinion regarding the cause, extent and medical treatment of an injury. IMEs are typically performed for legal or insurance purposes. To ensure objectivity and integrity, the examining doctor will provide a referral to another doctor if treatment is recommended.

Interventional Therapy

PMC provides various forms of injection therapy to help diagnose and eliminate pain. Our new Interventional Suite allows us to perform most of these procedures right in the Fort Wayne office, making them more convenient, comfortable and cost effective for our patients. Read more.

Spasticity treatment

Dr. Lazoff treats spasticity in children and adults with cerebral palsy. Depending on the age and abilities of the patient, treatments may help relax muscles to help increase function or help someone be able to walk or run. For growing children it may help to delay surgery. And in cases of patients with severe symptoms, injections may help loosen a case of torticollis (twisted neck) or relax the legs to aid in better hygiene.

Spinal cord stimulation

This procedure is reserved for those with severe back and leg pain who don’t have success with alternative treatments or therapy. Usually performed in the hospital, Dr. Stensland implants a spinal cord stimulator in the epidural space around the spinal cord. The tiny electrical device sends impulses that help control and modulate pain.

Supartz/Synvisc injections for arthritic joints.

These injections of a viscous, jelly-like solution in the knees are designed to help restore and regenerate the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid (called synovium) in your knee. It is used as a therapy to treat osteoarthritis and may help to avoid or delay a knee replacement surgery.

Trigger point injections

A trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option to treat various muscle pain syndromes. The procedure injects a numbing medication into painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of taut muscle that form when muscles do not relax. The trigger points may irritate the nerves around them and cause referred pain in another part of the body. Relaxing them helps ease the pain and allows the body to heal.

Workers’ Compensation

Many case managers utilize PMC for their workers’ compensation program. We understand the need for a speedy, safe return to work with excellent care and objective opinions. With quick appointments and responsive reporting, we help restore your workforce and your company’s efficiency. Contact Jeanie, our patient care coordinator, if you’d like more information or wish to schedule an appointment.