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Erik S. Brand, MD, MSC

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Brand is a board-certified sports medicine physician. He provides complete non- operative care of sports and activity-related conditions of muscle, bone, joints and nervous system in the adult and adolescent. He specializes in guided diagnostic and therapeutic injections utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound, x-ray and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Brand has served as a Sports Medicine Doctor for the London Olympics and Paralympics, Boston Marathon and Head of the Charles Regatta and helped train 25 percent of the Australian Olympic Team in 2006. He has also provided sports medicine coverage to multiple teams at the high-school and collegiate levels. Dr. Brand has multiple publications and presentations on sports medicine, recently speaking on rowing biomechanics at Harvard and The Mayo Clinic. He also served as a voice of the National Physical Activity Plan. A former national champion rower at University of Washington and rower-turned-coach at University of Oxford, Dr. Brand sees himself as a “medical coach;” employing a holistic approach that emphasizes listening, individualized treatment, education and coordination of care with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists focused on injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance enhancement. His goal is to help facilitate wellness, life-long activity and quality lifestyle.
Field of Study
University of Washington
Medical School
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Chief Resident
Harvard Medical School, Boston
Sports Medicine
Professional Associations
American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, American College of Lifestyle Med, Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Personal Interests
A 5th gen Sound resident, I grew up playing football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, track, and sailing. Now I enjoy watersports, snowshoeing & flag football. Phi Beta Kappa in Comparative History of Ideas at UW, I also love learning about other cultures.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal emg
  • achilles tendonitis
  • acl injuries
  • acupuncture
  • adolescent psychology
  • aging
  • alternative medicine
  • amputation rehabilitation
  • ankle impingement
  • ankle injury
  • ankle sports injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament
  • apophysitis
  • arm injury
  • arm pain
  • arthritis
  • back injury
  • back muscle injury
  • back pain
  • bicep injury
  • bicep tear
  • biceps tendonitis
  • biofeedback
  • bone density
  • botox for spasticity
  • botox injection
  • brain concussion
  • bursitis
  • calf muscle injury
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cartilage injury
  • cholesterol disorders
  • chronic pain
  • complementary medicine
  • concussion testing
  • cortisone injection
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • depression
  • diabetic foot care
  • eating disorders
  • elbow injury
  • elbow pain
  • elbow sprain
  • electrodiagnostic medicine
  • epicondylitis
  • epidural injection
  • fibromyalgia
  • flatfoot
  • food allergy
  • foot injury - sports related
  • foot pain
  • gait analysis
  • gastrocnemius injury
  • gluteal injury
  • grief
  • growth plate injury
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • gynecologic disorders of athletes
  • hammer toe
  • hamstring injury
  • headache
  • heat illness
  • heel pain
  • hip dysplasia
  • hip impingement
  • hip labral tear
  • hip pain
  • hip pain, under age 60
  • hip rotator cuff
  • hip rotator cuff tear
  • hypertension
  • iliotibial band
  • injury of muscle
  • injury to foot
  • interventional pain management
  • irregular menstruation
  • joint injection
  • joint sprain
  • knee injuries
  • knee pain
  • knee pain for patients aged younger than 60
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • lateral collateral ligament
  • lateral collateral ligament tear
  • leg injury
  • leg numbness
  • leg pain
  • ligament injury
  • limb length difference
  • limb lengthening
  • locking knee
  • massage therapy
  • medial collateral ligament
  • medial collateral ligament injury of the knee
  • meniscus
  • meniscus injury
  • menstrual disorders in athletes
  • migraine
  • mood symptoms
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle strain
  • muscle tears
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • neck injury
  • neck muscle injury
  • neck pain
  • nerve block
  • nerve conduction studies
  • neuromuscular diseases
  • numbness
  • nutrition
  • nutrition and supplement issues
  • obesity
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • orthopedic trauma
  • orthotics
  • osgood schlatter disease
  • osteochondritis dissecans
  • osteochrondial defect
  • osteoporosis
  • overuse injury
  • pain management
  • panic disorder
  • patellar instability
  • patellar stabilization
  • patellofemoral instability
  • patellofemoral syndrome
  • pectoral muscle injury
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • peripheral vascular diseases
  • peroneal tendonitis
  • phobias
  • piriformis syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • posterior cruciate ligament
  • posterior cruciate ligament tear
  • posterior tibial tendon rupture
  • preventive medicine
  • psychosomatic disorders
  • psychotherapy
  • psychotic disorders
  • quadricep injury
  • radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • repetitive stress injury
  • rotator cuff
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • rotator cuff injury
  • running injury
  • rupture of achilles tendon
  • scoliosis
  • septic arthritis
  • shin splints
  • shoulder dislocation
  • shoulder impingement
  • shoulder injury
  • shoulder instability
  • shoulder pain
  • shoulder strain
  • sleep disorders
  • spinal cord stimulator
  • spinal cord stimulators
  • spine injuries
  • spondylolisthesis
  • sports injury
  • sports physical
  • sports psychology
  • sprain
  • stress disorder
  • stress fractures
  • stroke rehabilitation
  • temporomandibular joint disorder
  • tendonitis
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • throwing injuries
  • tibial tendonitis
  • tobacco use cessation
  • torn ligament
  • torn meniscus
  • total knee replacement
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tricep injury
  • ultrasound
  • weight problem
  • women's health
  • workplace exposures
  • wrist pain
  • wrist sprain

Master’s dissertation: Cellular Nutrition and Immune Function in the Endurance Athlete:
Amino acid and immune cell levels in Marines during winter altitude training
Conducted in the Cellular Nutrition Research Group, University of Oxford, UK

Rehabilitation Options of Issaquah
1740 Northwest Maple Street Suite 111
Issaquah, WA 98027
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill