The Total Spine Health Program
Our orthopaedic specialists offer a wide range of spine injury treatment options providing individualized care using technical expertise such as innovative diagnostic testing, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and targeted therapies at our full-service onsite physical therapy center to improve mobility and quality of life. Dr. Christian Athanassious is the Medical Director of SRO’s Total Spine Health Program is a recognized leader in the field of both non-operative and operative care of spinal conditions, and our providers specialize in tailoring treatment plans to meet the unique needs of our patients.
The Total Spine Health Program employs innovative diagnostic testing, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and targeted therapies at our full-service onsite physical therapy center to improve mobility and quality of life. The SRO team model provides the combined expertise of an orthopaedic physician and physician assistant working alongside a veteran physical therapy staff to facilitate the best possible results. SRO has set a high standard for comprehensive orthopaedic spine care in Sonoma County.
Your First Choice for Spine Care Solutions
Many patients arrive at the Total Spine Health Program with conditions that may never require surgery. With appropriate diagnosis, our team is often able to provide effective non-surgical treatment. When conservative care is not enough, surgery may be indicated. Our physical therapists have worked closely with the surgeons to develop post-operative protocols designed to safely guide patients through the rehabilitation process. The collaboration between therapist and surgeon continues throughout care at SRO.
SRO's Spine Health Team
The SRO team model provides the combined expertise of an orthopaedic physician and physician assistant working alongside a veteran physical therapy staff to ensure the highest patient outcomes. SRO has set a high standard for comprehensive orthopaedic spine care in Sonoma County.
The heart of SRO’s extraordinary continuum of care is the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center—a medically advanced, 10,000 square foot facility equipped with specialized technology designed to enhance patient recovery and rehabilitation.
Our experienced, highly skilled physical and occupational therapists have completed extensive post-graduate education in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation, and stay current on the most effective methods of injury prevention and rehabilitation.
SRO’s physicians believe that your therapy experience is critical to your recovery from injury or surgery. Thus, our integrative approach focuses on comprehensive care, creating a synergy between your treating physician, therapists, and support staff. With all of our personnel and equipment in a single location, you are assured of ongoing, immediate, and direct access to your orthopaedic specialist. Also, our therapists seek counsel from your physician and provide timely reports on your progress.
Our onsite diagnostic imaging department aids our physicians in quickly and accurately diagnosing your injury or condition. Because radiologic exams are common during an orthopaedic visit, we have developed programs that are efficient, effective, and convenient.
SRO’s Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive diagnostic x-ray capabilities. We have also incorporated a state-of-the-art open Magnetic Resonance Extremity (MRI) Scanner, helping to eliminate the claustrophobic feeling some patients experience with traditional MRI. Each of our technologists is fully certified in his or her area of expertise. All of our MRI interpretations are performed by board certified radiologists specializing in musculoskeletal diagnoses.