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The Musculoskeletal Institute care team uses a whole-patient approach to care to help patients improve their mobility and overall health. 

Specialists on this Team

Associate Provider (Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant)

Your associate provider will become an important part of your care team. This provider works in collaboration with other members of your care team to find the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. Your associate provider is dedicated to helping you meet your goals and improving your quality of life. 


Every care team is managed by a surgical or non-surgical physician who specializes in your specific condition. This doctor works in collaboration with the other providers to create a custom treatment plan designed to meet your specific needs and goals.

Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are trained to help you improve overall function and health. Our physical therapist will work with you to create an exercise plan for your individual needs and goals.


Nutrition and weight can play an important role in managing your symptoms. Having a dietician as part of your care team can increase your chance of success.  A Registered Dietitian have a bachelor’s degree; completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health care facility, community agency, or food service corporation, and passed a national test given by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  They also have to complete continuing professional educational requirements to stay registered.

Clinical Social Worker

The Clinical Social Worker (CSW) is a member of our care team. We recognize that anxiety, depression, substance use and overall well-being can have a significant impact on health management. In order to get the best outcomes, the CSW works with you to identify and treat any emotional health needs and to enhance your quality of life.

Outcomes Specialist

At UT Health Austin, we improve care for every patient by measuring the outcomes that matter most. The Outcomes Specialist follows your progress throughout the course of your care and then shares this information so that we can continue to grow in a learning environment. 


Learners, which include medical students and residents, are a vital part of your care team. Not only can learners provide helpful insights, but your participation can help them learn how to better care for future generations of Austinites.