About This Institute

UT Health Austin’s Musculoskeletal Institute diagnoses, treats, and manages musculoskeletal disorders, helping reduce pain, improve function, and increase range of motion in adult patients (18 years and older). We are here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs.

In 2021, the Musculoskeletal Institute was awarded the Value-Based Health Care Prize in recognition of their 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 real 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.

Treatment Approach

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, physiatrists, physical therapists, 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.

Appointment Information

At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming appointment, please click here.

Specialties

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:

Our Facility

UTHA building

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.

Announcement of Physician Departure

Effective August 25, 2021, Samantha Shapiro, MD, will no longer be seeing patients at UT Health Austin. Her patient notification letter can be found here.

If you wish to keep your care with UT Health Austin, no action is necessary. If, however, you wish to find another provider, please visit our Medical Records page for information on requesting your medical records.