Colorado Rehabilitation & Occupational Medicine's (CROM) mission is to maximize our patients' physical function through outstanding medical care. Each of our patients receives a custom tailored treatment plan to meet the needs of their medical condition. We understand that our patients come to us with impaired function and pain. CROM endeavors to alleviate these conditions and return people to a normally functioning life.
CROM is Colorado's most well established and comprehensive Physiatry practice. Founded in 1992 by J. Tashof Bernton, MD and Scott Primack, DO, CROM has become the regional leader in medical rehabilitation and workers' compensation patient care. Today we offer care with 10 medical providers of various specialties, which allows us to provide a full scope of Physiatry services. CROM has 2 offices along the Colorado Front Range: Aurora and Greenwood Village along with visits to Castle Rock, Grand Junction, Pueblo, and Denver.
What is a "Physiatrist" and what types of conditions does CROM treat? A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed post medical school training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A Physiatrist specializes in treating and diagnosing conditions of the muscles, joints, bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves; in other words neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Physiatrists treat the whole body rather than a localized area because specific injuries or conditions may disable or affect the whole person. Physiatrists are similar to Orthopedists in conditions treated, but treat conditions non-surgically.
CROM physicians treat and diagnose a myriad of neuromusculoskeletal conditions from head to toe including back pain and spinal cord injuries, shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries, knee conditions, tendon and ligament tears, neurological disorders including spasticity, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, sports injuries, worker's comp injuries, and pain psychology. Specific procedures that CROM physicians employ include non-surgical spinal procedures and injections, electrodiagnostic testing (EMG and NVC), diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided interventional injections, Autonomic Testing Battery and Thermography, Regenerative Therapy, BOTOX for spasticity and chronic migraine management, Acupuncture and Trigger Point Injections.
CROM also practices Regenerative Medicine, which includes Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Stem Cell Therapy and PRP are cutting-edge, non-invasive procedures that can treat injured, torn, or arthritic tissue including conditions such as osteoarthritis. Most attractive for patients is that Stem Cell Therapy and PRP may be alternatives to surgery.