Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor is a dedicated leader who is committed to providing excellence in orthopedic care that is focused on you.

As one of the most highly respected pain management doctors in the region, our specialist, Dr. Tristan Briones, is committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to each of our patients. With years of experience and training, our physiatrist excels in the comprehensive assessment, accurate diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons, aiding in his patients’ rehabilitation and enhancing their daily life. He also offers a wide array of traditional treatment methods, including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, sacroiliac joint injections, spinal cord stimulation, electromyography, nerve conduction studies, trigger point injections, muscle spasticity management, and BOTOX® injections.

No matter what pain or limitation is keeping you from enjoying an active life, you can count on our physiatrist to provide the compassionate, individualized care you need to get back to the activities you love.

When to See a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

If you have been experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms for more than a few days, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our physiatrist.

  • Difficulty performing certain movements
  • Difficulty recovering from a medical procedure
  • Experiencing new or different types of pain
  • Lack of energy after an illness or health challenge
  • Limpness, such as in the hand
  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Physical disability is creating new challenges for you
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Severe headaches

Our specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor will work with you to diagnose your injury or condition and then design a treatment plan specifically for you. Common conditions and injuries he sees include:

  • Any type of traumatic injury
  • Movement disorders (tics, tremors, Parkinson’s disease, etc.)
  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal system injuries
  • Nerve condition
  • Recovery after trauma
  • Sciatica
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports-related injury
  • Stroke



Excellence in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Care: What to Expect

At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist strives to provide the best pain and rehabilitation care available in northwest Kentucky.

Our physiatrist has extensive knowledge about the musculoskeletal system as well as the injuries and conditions causing acute or chronic pain or mobility issues. He also understands that each patient is unique. That’s why he is committed to taking a patient-centered approach to care to provide each patient with the best treatment solution.

When developing a personalized treatment plan, our specialist will first recommend any applicable conservative treatment options. These nonsurgical treatments may include receiving physical therapy from a physical therapist, wearing a brace, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, or injections to relieve your pain. Many times, these measures can bring about gradual improvements that can greatly reduce or eliminate the acute or chronic pain you are experiencing as a result of an injury, illness, or disabling condition.

However, if nonoperative care is not effective or your injury is too severe, our physiatrist will work with you and our surgeons to find the right surgery for your condition. Rest assured that our surgeons not only have the expertise and exceptional skills needed to perform the required surgery, but they also have access to leading-edge surgical equipment, which helps to ensure the best outcomes possible.

If our physiatrist believes that a special type of surgery is the best option for your pain or immobility, they will help you find the right surgeon to educate you on the full process and the steps involved in your recovery as well as answer any questions you may have.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment with our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Tristan Briones, contact us today at (270) 926-4100 or request an appointment online.