Dr. Matthew Michaels, MD

Dr. Matthew Michaels, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Matthew Michaels, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Beaverton, OR and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain medicine, and more.Read his story

9925 SW Nimbus Ave Ste 100

Beaverton, OR 97008

Contact Information

(503) 535-8302

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Mutual of Omaha
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Dr. Michaels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michaels "Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a medical specialty that is essentially a combination of non-surgical orthopedic surgery and Neurology. As a PM&R physician I am trained to put my primary medical emphasis on function. My goal is to help you return to living life and doing the things that you want and need to do. My practice methods are heavily influenced by my personal history of chronic back pain and my athletic background. I employ a number of tools to diagnose and treat your condition. However my ultimate goal is to educate you regarding the root causes of your pain in order to give you the tools you need to treat yourself as much as possible. We want to teach you to help yourself, so you will need our help less often. I have authored a book on the topic of self help for back pain that should make it easier for you to obtain the knowledge you need. The title is: "Why Do Have Back Pain" Learn how to stop hurting yourself and take control of your pain. My focus is on painful conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, nerves and connective tissue. In that context my primary focus is on painful conditions of the spine including neck pain and headaches as well as lower back pain and leg pain. I have pursued extensive training and have decades of experience in fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided Interventional spinal and peripheral joint procedures, nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections and limb joint injections. These techniques are employed as a part of a comprehensive integrated program of therapy, education and exercise. Specifically injections are used to diagnose and to treat conditions which are resistant to physical therapy. In this context injection techniques serve exclusively as a tool to facilitate participation in a comprehensive, customized rehabilitation program. When not practicing medicine I enjoy reading, exercise, skiing and woodworking. I am an Ironman triathlete, weightlifter, double black diamond skier, and I practice yoga regularly. I have two adult daughters. I'm committed to helping my patients of all ages achieved their health goals through individual care and health education to give them the tools needed to manage your own pain through physical therapy, exercise, injections and surgery if and when necessary. Sincerely, Matthew Michaels, MD"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michaels "My treatment goal is to give you the tools you need to be able to treat yourself. I believe that knowledge of your own condition is critical, so much so I have written a book about the issue:

Why Do I Have Back Pain?: Learn How to Stop Hurting Yourself, and Take Control of Your Pain 

An accurate diagnosis is critical and is arrived at through a thorough history and physical exam. Treatment will focus on physical therapy to help you understand and modify the bio-mechanical root of your problem. Injection techniques using fluoroscopic or Ultrasound guidance are used to facilitate the diagnostic process and to support physical therapy. I do not utilize chronic narcotic pain medications. At RestorePDX we also employ various types of regenerative treatments including prolotherapy, PRP, and autologous stem cell treatments to facilitate and accelerate the healing process."

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9  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

128  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Migraine
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
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51  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Dorsal Column Stimulation
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Guided Tissue Regeneration
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University At Albany
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Carilion Clinic Transitional
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Colorado At Denver-Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Michaels is an excellent physician - he listens to his patients, is easy to talk with, and asks appropriate questions. He looks for solutions and explores a variety of treatment options to help his patients. He explains things well, takes time to answer questions, and does not make his...Read More
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Very helpful and thorough- nurse Cory is ecellant
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I had severe back pain and Dr Michaels ex-rayed my back and said he could help me. The pain is gone due to his treatments....I have had these pains for several years and it is such a wonderful relief to have them gone.
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Had so many things wrong in my spine that surgery was not an option. Have had shots in back and finally Radiofrequency Ablation (burning of nerves). After being continually in pain my pain level is now .5 out of a scale of 0-10, which for me is a miracle. He is patient, and understanding. He really...Read More
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Dr. Michaels understood my pain. He said he would never give up. Just rule things out. What more do we want from a Dr. One that will never give up on us. Thank you, Linda:)
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