About this Institute
The Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin works to improve the overall health of every patient. Whether you are suffering from chronic joint pain or an injury, our doctor-led care teams work to find treatment goals to fit your lifestyle.
A New Kind of Care Experience
We understand that improving your quality of life is important to you, which is why our team will work with you to personalize your treatment plan. For some patients, your goal may be to set a personal record when you run your next marathon. For others, it may be to comfortably play with your grandkids at the park. Whatever your goals, we’ll work with you to understand how we can best help you achieve them.
We’ve assembled a team of experts that includes orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and social workers. This team enables us to provide the right care for the right patient at the right time. For some patients, nonsurgical interventions such as lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, medication and injections can help improve pain and function, while surgery may be the best course of action for others. Whatever your needs, our team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Improving your overall health and wellness can often get you closer to your goals and improve your pain and function. Customized exercise and nutrition plans are often a key component of our treatment plans. We also recognize the critically important role that mental health plays in your overall health, which is why we built a team that includes therapists who can work with you to develop a comprehensive approach to your health.
Based on the progression of your disease, medical intervention may be the best course of action. Our team will work with you to weigh your options and to help you understand the risks and benefits of interventions like medication or injections to help you manage and improve your pain and function.
Physical therapy is an important component of the orthopedic treatment process here at UT Health Austin. Physical therapy provides a variety of benefits throughout the recovery process from an injury or surgery including reduced pain, improved function, increased range of motion, proper alignment and more.
Sometimes surgery is the best option to help you get back to living your life the way you want to live it. Our team of nationally recognized surgeons work with you to understand the risks and benefits of surgery and to help prepare you for your procedure. Whether it’s a revision joint replacement or a routine carpal tunnel release, our team will support you before, during, and after the surgery to help keep you on track toward achieving your goals.