Biography & Education

I treat each patient as if they were a member of my own family and do as much as I can at each visit to improve health and well-being. I specialize in diagnosing musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and any problems relating to sports and exercise. I use dynamic ultrasound to see inside muscles, nerves, joints, and tendons, and provide precise injections, using EMG, ultrasound, or fluoroscopic guidance to treat many problems. I use platelet rich plasma and other regenerative procedures in my clinic.
Education Background
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Residency: University of California at Davis Medical Center and Shriner's Hospital, Chief Resident, 2008
Fellowship: Marko Bodor, M.D.
Fellowship: Queen of the Valley Hospital
Scholarship to American Pain Society Annual Meeting 2009. PM&R Summer Externship at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago: 2002.
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
Professional Associations
American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Registry of Diagnostic Sonography
Personal Interests
swimming, golf, surfing, cooking, tech, traveling

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Suite 4020
Issaquah, WA 98029
Fax 425-498-2334
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children



Reviewer, PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation, 2013 - present

Multimodal Imaging in Interventional Pain Management, Ultrasound-Guided Hand and Wrist Injections and Ultrasound-Guided Foot and Ankle Injections; Bodor M, Colio S; Oxford Press, In Print.

Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections, Aspiration of a Hip Paralabral Cyst - Bodor M, Colio S; McGraw-Hill, 2014.

Editor Colio,S.  Abnormal MRI Findings in Benign Exertional Headaches. The Shaking Runner: A Medical Tent Rarity. AMSSM Case Studies; 2013. Available from:

Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in Interventional Pain Management, Ultrasound-Guided Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injections - Chapter 23, Bodor M, Lesher J, Colio S; Springer, 2011.

Medication Quantification Scale Version III: Update in Medication Classes and Revised Detriment Weights by Survey of American Pain Society Physicians.
Harden RN, Weinland SR, Remble TA, Houle TT, Colio S, Steedman S, Kee WG; American Pain Society Physicians. J Pain. 2005 Jun;6(6):364-71. PMID: 1594395

Biofeedback in the Treatment of Phantom Limb Pain: A Time-Series Analysis.
Harden RN, Houle TT, Green S, Remble TA, Weinland SR, Colio S, Lauzon J, Kuiken T.
Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2005 Mar;30(1):83-93. PMID: 15889588

22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society; March 20-23, 2003. Abstract poster presentation of (634) Medication Quantification Scale - III (MQS): Revision of detriment weights by consensus of American Pain Society prescribing physicians. S. Weinland, R. Harden, T. Houle, T. Remble, W. Kee, S. Colio; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. The Journal of Pain; March 2003 (Vol. 4, Issue 2, Pages 1-104)

American Society of Regional Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Instructor, Nov 2014
Youth Sports Concussion Education; Issaquah Gunners Soccer Club, Eastside Football Club, Issaquah Youth Football, Seattle Youth Football and Cheer: 2013 – current
Runner’s Symposium, Rhody Run Port Townsend Washington, April 2013 and 2014
Pediatric Grand Rounds, Swedish Medical Group, Feb 2014
ABC News 10, Interview on Sports Concussions, Sept 2010,


Sports drinks and energy drinks

June 03, 2014
I recently wrote a short post for the Issaquah Soccer Club on the topic of sports & energy drinks - click here to read the post.

Atlas of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Injections

March 28, 2014
The most comprehensive atlas of ultrasound guided musculoskeletal injections is now available!  I contributed a chapter to the hip section.   This book is considerably more comprehensive than another book just published with the same name and has contributions from many all-star sports medicine physicians. Click here to check it out.

Sports Concussion Clinic and Community Education

August 05, 2013
This past Wednesday, July 31, Dr. Renee Low and I provided a class on sports concussion education to Issaquah youth athletes, their parents, soccer club coaches and trainers.  We hosted about 47 attendees and discussed signs and symptoms of a concussion, risk factors and prevention, when to seek medical attention, and baseline testing. (Click here for a PDF that explains concussions and some of the symptoms.) We also discussed Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) now being offered at Swedish.  Swedish Spine, Sports, and Musculoskeletal Medicine is now offering a sports concussion clinic for youth and adult athletes.  We provide assessment of concussion severity, physical evaluation, ongoing monitoring, neuropsychological evaluation, education, return to play, and academic support.

Supporting the March for Babies

May 06, 2013
Dr. Packia Raj and I helped with the March of Dimes Walk (March for Babies) on Saturday, May 4th at the Seattle Center. The March for Babies is the longest-running and most widely recognized walking event in the nation with 2013 marking its 75th anniversary. This fundraiser incorporated thousands of volunteers participating in a fun-filled day of walking to raise money in support of lifesaving research and programs to make sure every baby gets a chance for a healthy start in life... 

Why you should take sports concussions seriously

February 05, 2013
Concussions are serious injuries that should be treated by healthcare providers who are experienced with their management. Sports Medicine physicians diagnose and treat concussions with the goal of promoting a healthy recovery and returning athletes to sports and kids to school. Additionally, we work with parents, athletes, coaches, and other providers to identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion and help to proactively manage the effects. What is a concussion? A concussion, also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury, is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head or from a whiplash effect due to a hit to the body. Concussions change the way the brain works and how a person thinks, acts, and feels. Most people do not lose consciousness. Even a "ding" or "bell ringer" can be serious. What are the symptoms of a concussion? Symptoms fall into four categories: physical, cognitive or th...


Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Sports medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Brain Injury
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve
  • Concussion
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Foot Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • General Foot Problems
  • Knee Injuries
  • Limb Numbness
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Nerve Block
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Numbness
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorder
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Specialists
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sprains
  • Ultrasound


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (67 Ratings, 12 Comments)


Felt very rushed by everyone. Vague after care instructions, incompetent staff attending phone. Very hurried along by all doctors involved. [...]
Swedish Patient

Dr Colio and his medical assistant [...] are such a great team!
Swedish Patient

[...] the nurse for the doctor I think her name is, was very nice and helpful and told jokes to put me at ease
Swedish Patient

This was the worst experience I have ever had with a physician. [...]
Swedish Patient

Dr Colio diagnosed and came up with a solution in my last visit in 15 mins
Swedish Patient

[...] he fixed my shoulder, which had been in pain for 6 months, in one visit. I simply cannot thank him enough for getting me taken care of so I can be active again.
Swedish Patient

I have already recommended this provider to many people
Swedish Patient

I trust Dr. Colio with my physical health concerns. He offers solutions to the issues I might be experiencing, and I'm confident in getting excellent care.
Swedish Patient

The doctor was knowledgeable and explained things well. If I recommend this doctor to others, I will make sure they know that the wait time can be very long (in terms of actually scheduling an appointment and in terms of actually seeing the doctor the day of).
Swedish Patient

Dr. Colio is one of my favorite care providers, very personable yet professional!
Swedish Patient

doctor Colio is always professional and understanding
Swedish Patient

Have already recommended him.
Swedish Patient