The Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine (MSK-SM) rotation capitalizes on intra-professional teamwork as an important vehicle for patient care for commonly seen musculoskeletal conditions in the office setting. This rotation allows residents to develop skills in order to care for patients with injuries and disorders in their bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments and is potentially procedure rich enhancing this already valuable learning experience.
Residents join a team of Sports Medicine fellowship trained Family Physicians and Orthopedists and Physical Therapists to improve MSK examination skills, procedural and ultrasound skills, including joint aspirations and injections, and to understand sports and exercise advisory roles.
Residents care for patients who are referred to our MSK clinic, which is integrated within our family medicine clinic, under supervision of a musculoskeletal fellowship-trained family physician. Additional external sites include orthopedist offices, sporting events in the community, Urgent Care, and the operating room.
Our teaching approach is inherently developmental with a focus on skill advancement across three years. Resident education is first focused on large joints, such as the shoulder and knee, and advances to intermediate joints, and then to other specific areas of the MSK system. Residents work with athletes, covering sporting events, providing exercise coaching, and are expected to increase proficiency in pre-participation physical examinations. Additionally, residents work with the intra-professional team to support patients who are battling exercise overuse, fatigue, and addiction, with and without co-morbid eating disorders.
Location(s): Family Medicine Residency Practice, Concord Medical Center, and various locations throughout the Contra Costa Community.
Distance from Family Medicine Residency Practice: 0.0 m – 10.0 m
|AM||Team Based Clinic||MSK Clinic||Physical Therapy||Urgent Care||Ortho Operating Room|
|PM||Team Based Clinic||General Orthopedic||Panel Management||Workshop||Casting & Splinting|
|AM||Panel Management||MSK Clinic||Ortho - Hip & Knee||Urgent Care||Team Based Clinic||Mobile Health Clinic|
|PM||Ortho - Spine||General Ortho||Panel Management||Workshop||Team Based Clinic||Urgent Care|