Integrative Sports Medicine Opens Practice in Fort Collins
Tucked within a professional Physical Therapy gym and a Yoga Studio at 2020 South College, you’ll find a Fellowship Trained Sports MD who is passionate about permanent, natural solutions for his active patients. Dr. Brad Abrahamson has opened Integrative Sports Medicine, a brand new practice that specializes in extremity joints such as knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow and others. He is a best-selling author and experienced physician, former cyclist and multi-sport athlete, father, and local Fort Collins resident who has dedicated his career now to an Integrative approach, working with patients of all types, ages and athletic ability if they are suffering from recurring and chronic pain in joints.
After spending decades in a Family/Sports Medicine practice environment, Dr. Brad found himself more and more interested in the whole body/whole life approach to wellness. Integrative Sports Medicine takes a multi-disciplinary approach and offers a permanent solution to sports related injuries or pain. “A diagnosis that can lead to a cure rather than a band-aid approach, is what I’m all about, “ says Dr. Abrahamson of his new practice that resonates with more and more people who are looking for something better than prescriptions and traditional approaches to wellness. “I can offer an on-site diagnosis that is more personalized and more specific, then help my patients reach their individualized, specific activity goals– whether by restoring knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and all extremity structures. Being able to do in-office dynamic diagnostic ultrasound is a tremendous tool for a specific diagnosis, and I find that patients are pleasantly surprised.” The new practice is currently open and accepting new patients now. The environment is comfortable, casual and inviting. And Dr. Abrahamson or his assistant will greet you individually upon arriving. “It’s definitely a new kind of doctor’s office,” says Abrahamson as he shows off the 2-room practice he now owns and manages.
Dr. Abrahamson does this with biomechanical analysis such as gait or throwing analysis, diagnostic ultrasound and physical exam and an accurate history and assessment of individual goals. X-ray and/or MRI is ordered and read personally by Dr. Abrahamson when needed. He also uses innovative methods to clear the inflammation out of a joint and to restore the lining of the joint, the synovium, to a more healthy state. He also has Tenex techniques to clean out unhealthy tendon, leaving behind healthy cells and tissues for healing. He has a unique skill in diagnostic ultrasound including musculoskeletal ultrasound and peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes which often mimic joint pain. In addition to doing various ultrasound-guided procedures, he is certified by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine to do fluoroscopy, an x-ray based guidance system that also improves patient safety in procedures.
Bradley S. Abrahamson, MD is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine physician with a long-standing interest in bone and joint health. Dr. Abrahamson constantly studies sports and musculoskeletal medicine, cell science and biochemical topics related to joint health and performance. His education includes an Internship in General Surgery, 3 years of Orthopaedic Surgery, 3 years of Family Medicine and the Residency in Sports Medicine adds a Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine to his Board Certification in Family Medicine. Dr. Abrahamson grew up primarily in Colorado but graduated from Medical School with Honors including a Distinction in Research at SUNY-Stony Brook, a well-known medical school on the East Coast. He was named the “Most Outstanding Clinician” for the Class of 1999. He did his General Surgery and the 3 years of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before changing his focus to Sports Medicine. Dr. Abrahamson currently lives in Fort Collins with his wife Lara, who is a Family Physician, and his two children.
Publications include a book “Inside Injury Diagnosis” and his next book is in process.
For more about Dr. Brad Abrahamson and Integrative Sports Medicine, visit www.integrativesportsmed.com.