Non-operative spine, musculoskeletal, and joint care
Ultrasound-guided joint, tendon, and nerve procedures
Fluoroscopic-guided spine procedures
Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
Dr. Brandon Messerli provides comprehensive evaluation and management of conditions involving the spine, joints, tendons, soft tissues and peripheral nerves. He treats injuries that are due to sports, overuse, degeneration, trauma and work-related. Dr. Messerli has residency training in rehabilitation medicine and electrodiagnostic testing; fellowship training in musculoskeletal, sports and spine medicine; board certification in sports medicine; and interventional spine training (epidural injections, sacroiliac and facet joint procedures).
The diagnostic workup will include a comprehensive patient evaluation, physical exam and biomechanics analysis, and may include advanced imaging and electrodiagnostics. He is one of a few providers in the region with RMSK certification in diagnostic ultrasound, which is a modality that can allow same-day diagnosis and treatment of some conditions, and can improve injection accuracy and reduce discomfort.
Dr. Messerli can offer regenerative medicine techniques (i.e. platelet rich plasma injections) for tendon disorders, when indicated.
I provide comprehensive yet easy-to-understand education regarding your condition, its cause, prognosis, treatment options and ways to prevent recurrence. I believe that the patient-doctor relationship is one of partnership and collaboration, and a patient's unique circumstances are considered when offering or recommending treatments.
I also believe that a multi-faceted treatment approach often works best and fastest, and prevents recurrences. Rather than take a myopic focus on a single pain complaint, I evaluate for other (seemingly unrelated) conditions that may be relevant and need to be treated to ensure long-term success.
I am familiar with many of the best rehab specialists (physical therapists, chiropractors, therapists, etc.) in the Seattle region and can provide guidance for the rehab team. If non-operative treatments are not adequate, I know many of the region's surgeons and will assist in providing a smooth referral process.
My family and I have had our fair share of musculoskeletal issues, and this early experience is what provided the impetus for me to become an expert in this field of medicine. I understand the impact that pain, impairment and disability can have on all facets of life, including physical, emotional, social and vocational.
I also appreciate the importance of physical activity and/or sports in our lives. I grew up participating in soccer, hockey, skiing, golf and tennis; I had a brief stint with endurance events and currently focus on road and mountain biking, kayaking and golf. My wife and I get our little daughter outdoors as much as possible, whether biking, hiking or camping.
In the Community
I enjoy helping our young athletes as a team physician for the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club and Juanita High School football team, and I've also worked with the UW lacrosse team as well as the Lake Sammamish and Roosevelt football teams. I've been a volunteer physician for the Seattle Marathon, Rock 'n Roll Marathon, Ride to Conquer Cancer and the Komen Race for the Cure. I've also given lectures for Safe Kids Eastside, the Northshore School District and the EvergreenHealth community health seminars. I've participated in medical missions and research in Ecuador, and am an active member in several of the medical societies relevant to my field.
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