Sean Colio
Sean Colio, M.D.

Sean Colio, M.D.

Sean Colio, M.D.
Specialty

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Ankle & Knee Arthritis, 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, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine, Sprains, Ultrasound

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Accept all major insurances, Cash, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

About Dr. Colio:


Dr. Colio is a board certified sports medicine physician specializing in sports and musculoskeletal injuries and prevention. He treats all problems relating to sports and exercise for elite athletes to weekend warriors to anyone interested in starting a new exercise routine. He is one of the first physicians in the US to receive certification by ARDMS in musculoskeletal sonography. Dr. Colio uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to provide precise, diagnostic, minimally invasive, office based treatments for musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. This allows him to view inside injuries to see the damage and perform office based regenerative treatments, like blood and platelet rich plasma injections and Tenex Tenotomy. He also provides treatment for sports concussions in all ages, sports team event coverage, EMG and electrodiagnostics for neurological injuries.

Dr. Colio is the co-founder and co-director of the sports concussion clinic at Swedish. He is also one of the core faculty and lead musculoskeletal ultrasonography instructor for the newly accredited ACGME Sports Fellowship for 2014.  He has provided sports medicine coverage for the Puget Sound Semi-Pro Gunners Soccer Team; the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a United Football Team, in 2010 and 2011; USA Boxing; UFC Mixed Martial Arts; University of Washington Men's Lacrosse club in 2013 and 2014.  He is the Team Physician for the Issaquah Gunners Soccer Club which is sponsored by Swedish and has also covered many teams at the high school and collegiate level. 

Dr. Colio has multiple publications and presentations on musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques.
 

Philosophy of Care

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.

Personal Interests

swimming, golf, surfing, cooking, tech, traveling

Medical School

The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University

Residency

University of California at Davis Medical Center and Shriner’s Hospital, Chief Resident 2008-9

Fellowship(s)

Marko Bodor, M.D.; Queen of the Valley Hospital

Board Certifications

Sports Medicine; ARDMS Registered Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sonographer; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Languages:

English

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

Awards:

Scholarship to American Pain Society Annual Meeting 2009. PM&R Summer Externship at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago: 2002.

Additional Information:

About Dr. Colio:


Dr. Colio is a board certified sports medicine physician specializing in sports and musculoskeletal injuries and prevention. He treats all problems relating to sports and exercise for elite athletes to weekend warriors to anyone interested in starting a new exercise routine. He is one of the first physicians in the US to receive certification by ARDMS in musculoskeletal sonography. Dr. Colio uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to provide precise, diagnostic, minimally invasive, office based treatments for musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. This allows him to view inside injuries to see the damage and perform office based regenerative treatments, like blood and platelet rich plasma injections and Tenex Tenotomy. He also provides treatment for sports concussions in all ages, sports team event coverage, EMG and electrodiagnostics for neurological injuries.

Dr. Colio is the co-founder and co-director of the sports concussion clinic at Swedish. He is also one of the core faculty and lead musculoskeletal ultrasonography instructor for the newly accredited ACGME Sports Fellowship for 2014.  He has provided sports medicine coverage for the Puget Sound Semi-Pro Gunners Soccer Team; the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a United Football Team, in 2010 and 2011; USA Boxing; UFC Mixed Martial Arts; University of Washington Men's Lacrosse club in 2013 and 2014.  He is the Team Physician for the Issaquah Gunners Soccer Club which is sponsored by Swedish and has also covered many teams at the high school and collegiate level. 

Dr. Colio has multiple publications and presentations on musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques.
 

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: http://www.amssm.org

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)

LECTURES
 
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, http://archive.news10.net/sports/story.aspx?storyid=95743&catid=55
 

Treating tennis elbow with platelet rich plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma containing a large amount of platelets. This concentrate, which is derived from your whole blood, is rich in growth factors that help heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and even cartilage.  PRP is injected into the affected region to stimulate and enhance healing. Unlike cortisone injections, PRP helps heal the injured tissue and improve its function.  One of the most common areas of treatment with PRP is tennis elbow. 

Recently, a large study on PRP for tennis elbow was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  They found success rates for patients with 24 weeks of follow-up were 83.9% in the PRP group compared with 68.3% in the control group. No significant complications occurred in either group. 
 
In the news, New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka sustained a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. He was ...

Sports drinks and energy drinks

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

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.

Swedish Sports Concussion Clinic

The Sports Concussion Clinic at Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine was developed to provide comprehensive concussion management and help guide return-to-play decisions for children and adults. We are a team of sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, physical therapists, and a neuropsychologist that deliver individual care for athletes. We provide physical evaluation, assessment of concussion severity, neuropsychological evaluation, ongoing monitoring and education for athletes, parents, coaches and school staff. We use clinical guidelines to implement the most appropriate treatment for return-to-play and return-to-school. Click here to learn more or to make an appointment.

Sports Concussion Clinic and Community Education

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.

Get Movin'!

This past Saturday, June 4, I participated in a Get Movin' health and wellness expo at the Alderwood Mall for Swedish Edmonds.  We provided concussion education and sports injury prevention tips to youth athletes and their parents.  I also demonstrated musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques, explained ultrasound's applications in sports medicine, and demonstrated balance testing that we use to help assess athletes after a concussion.

See below for details on the Get Movin' Program:

Get Movin’ is a program aimed at motivating families to get movin’ and improve their health by adopting a more active, healthy lifestyle through physical and recreational activities.

Get Movin’ emphasizes daily physical activity in the form of play and recreation. Taking a walk after dinner, dancing around while washing the car, and playing outside are great ways to be physically active and spend time together as a family.

It’s easy to achieve the Get Movin’ goal of being physically active for at least 60 minutes per day, five days per week all summer long with the Get Movin’ Playbook. The Playbook contains tools for good fitness and nutrition, a calendar to track progress, loads of free reward coupons for fun activities such as swimming and ice skating and four free bus passes.

Get Movin’ is a multi-partner coalition of public, private and non-profit agencies in Snohomish County collaborating to develop the annual Get Movin’ program. Funding for Get Movin’ is provided by grants, sponsors and coalition partners with significant in-kind contributions made by local businesses and health advocates.

Supporting the March for Babies

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... 
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