Brian W. Abbott, D.O.
Board Certified in Family Medicine & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulation
Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine
Dr. Brian Abbott specializes in the nonsurgical management of orthopedic injuries including fractures, osteoarthritis, neck and low back pain, and tendon and ligament injuries. He also has additional training in concussion care and management.
Dr. Abbott often employs osteopathic manipulation in the care of his patients. Viewing the body as a functional unit, he performs a comprehensive exam, taking into account that few injuries occur in isolation and can be reflected throughout the body. With the use of gentle osteopathic techniques, he is able to help improve pain, body movement, and function.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a tool he uses to help diagnose injuries as well as for performing image-guided injections. In addition to traditional techniques for managing injuries, he also performs regenerative medicine injections including prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These injections have been helpful in facilitating the healing of tendon, ligament, and joint injuries.
Dr. Abbott partners with his patients to help them meet their activity and performance goals. He provides care with the understanding that an individual’s activity level, musculoskeletal health, and general well-being are strongly interdependent. He collaborates with a team of other physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other professionals to ensure his patients receive the care they need.
Throughout his sports medicine career, Dr. Abbott has been involved in the medical care of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, as well as for college sports teams at Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, and Davenport University.
Prior to joining Performance Injury Care & Sports Medicine, Dr. Abbott worked in a private orthopedic clinic in Maine. Dr. Abbott has also served as faculty for family medicine residents as well as practiced primary care in Seward, Alaska. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, running, snowboarding, camping, hiking, and spending time with his wife, two boys, cat, and dog.
Fellowship: Metro Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming,
Residency: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulation, Northern Light Eastern Maine
Medical Center, Bangor, Maine, 2009
Residency: Family Medicine, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine 2008
Medical School: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Kentucky,
BS: Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1996
- Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians with Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine
- Board Certified, American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Concussion Care
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Regenerative Medicine Injections
- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
- American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Osteopathy
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American Osteopathic Association
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