In order to meet our commitment to the community the surgeons at OSSM have examined the health care system in the region. Through this process the surgeons at OSSM have determined that the community needs more timely access to high quality orthopedic care and rehabilitation services. That is why the following services have been developed and are now offered by the surgeons at OSSM.
The physicians and their staff have long-standing roots in the community. Several of our physicians and staff at OSSM, OPIT and the Orthopedic Urgent Care attended area high schools and remain active adults in our community. This is why our physicians are proud to help the local high schools with orthopedic sports questions and support area charities and organizations such as local Park & Recreation programs, high school sports programs, local marathons and the Coeur d'Alene Ironman
From weekend warriors to elite athletes, OSSM physicians have the expertise to diagnose and treat injuries related to sports and exercise. The focus of our sports medicine program is on the prevention of all orthopedic injuries through exercise programs to increase strength, flexibility and endurance, the use of protective equipment and physical therapy. Surgery is the last resort for treating any injury. All patients receive a recovery and rehabilitation plan to get them "back in the game" as quickly and safely as possible.
Orthopedic Urgent Care
Our Orthopedic Urgent Care exists to provide timely access to high quality care for your acute orthopedic or occupational injuries and concerns. This clinic allows you to bypass unnecessary visits to emergency rooms or other urgent care clinics to receive same-day treatment from an orthopedic specialist trained in bone and joint injuries. This expedited access to our orthopedic providers will assure you receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan at the time of injury.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Institute has been established by the physicians of OSSM to guide you through all aspects of your care. Your rehabilitation program will be designed and implemented specifically to meet your individual needs. OPTI is staffed by licensed physical therapists with extensive orthopedic experience who have immediate access to and communicate directly with our board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. Because of this "team" concept and regular communication with your physician, you can be assured that your physician is aware of your progress at all times.