Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctor

At University Orthopaedic Surgeons, we are committed to providing the physical medicine and rehabilitation care patients need to excel. We proudly serve our communities in Knoxville, Sevierville, and the surrounding areas with specialized and compassionate care from our highly trained and skilled doctors, surgeons, and staff.

Pain from injury, musculoskeletal issues, and nerve conditions can severely disrupt daily life. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation expert at University Orthopaedic Surgeons is dedicated to helping you minimize pain, accelerate healing, and regain strength and mobility.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders that limit physical function and mobility. Physiatrists, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, are doctors who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of people with disabilities, injuries, and chronic pain. They use a variety of treatment methods, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pain management, to help their patients improve their function and quality of life.

Our physiatrist offers personalized care plans and innovative therapies to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sports injuries

Our physiatrist performs thorough assessments to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your condition. This includes a detailed medical history review and physical examination and may involve diagnostic tests, such as imaging or electrodiagnostic studies.

Based on your diagnosis, our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. These plans may incorporate a combination of conservative treatments, rehabilitation programs, medications, and minimally invasive procedures to optimize your recovery.

If you are experiencing a physical disability, injury, or chronic pain, our fellowship-trained, board-certified physiatrist, Dr. Taylor Riden, can help. Dr. Riden’s expertise includes the following nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedures:

  • Electromyography and nerve conduction studies for advanced pain diagnostics
  • Epidural steroid injections for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Facet joint injections for the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablation for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee joint injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Use of image guidance for injections with fluoroscopy and ultrasound

Exceptional Care at University Orthopaedic Surgeons

Our years of experience and advanced training devoted to the care of bone, joint, and muscle issues, including nerve and spine-related conditions, make us who we are, but our compassionate care of our patients is what makes us dedicated to you. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at University Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Taylor Riden, is an unparalleled expert in accurately diagnosing and nonsurgically treating orthopaedic injuries and conditions in a broad range of patients, and he continuously strives to exceed our patients' expectations in the delivery of care.

To consult with our University Orthopaedic Surgeons physiatrist, please request an appointment online or call (865) 546-2663 for our UT Research Park office.