About This Institute
UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages musculoskeletal disorders in patients (14 years and older). We work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help reduce your pain, improve your function, and increase your range of motion.
In 2023, the Musculoskeletal Institute was awarded the Value-Based Health Care Prize for Next Generation Musculoskeletal Condition-Based Care for creating excellent patient value. Each year, one excellent initiative is awarded the VBHC Prize, a prestigious prize awarded by a renowned international jury, and announced by honorary chairman Harvard professor Michael Porter, PhD.
In 2021, the Musculoskeletal Institute was awarded the Value-Based Health Care Prize for its success in improving patient outcomes using the 360-degree care model. This award recognizes inspiring initiatives that have adopted a fundamentally new line of thinking in creating excellent patient value in terms of actual outcomes and real costs.
In 2020, the Musculoskeletal Institute was recognized with a Silver Award in the Musculoskeletal Management Category by the Validation Institute’s Health Value Awards for demonstrating measurably better and more transparent health outcomes, costs, and safety than conventional care.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Musculoskeletal Institute care team includes orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, physiatrists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to customize a treatment plan specific to you. Treatment may include nonsurgical interventions, such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, or medication and injections, or surgery may be the best course of action to help improve your pain and function. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737).
Self-scheduling is now available only for follow-up appointments for established patients. An established patient is an individual who has been seen previously by a Musculoskeletal Institute provider and has established a MyUTHA Portal account. Self-scheduling may be completed as early as 72 hours prior to the appointment date and time you wish to select, provided there is availability. To self-schedule your follow-up appointment with the Musculoskeletal Institute, please select an available date and time under the "Musculoskeletal" specialty through your portal which can be accessed here. For detailed instructions on how to self-schedule your follow-up appointment, please visit here.
New patients should call the UT Health Austin Access Center at 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737) to register and schedule an initial appointment or they may REQUEST an appointment here. Please do not attempt to schedule your first appointment through self-scheduling as we may need additional information from you prior to your appointment date and time.
If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain, stroke symptoms, or loss of consciousness, please dial 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency room.
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UT Health Austin's Musculoskeletal Institute is comprised of highly specialized clinicians who are experienced in providing services needed to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Depending on your needs, a team is built around you to ensure you receive the most personalized care.
Specialties within the Musculoskeletal Institute include:
UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advanced imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.