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APM Spine & Sports Physicians

Welcome to APM Spine & Sports!

missionAPM Spine & Sports has been providing comprehensive treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for over 20 years in the Southeastern Virginia region. Established in 1990 by Dr. Lisa Barr, APM has grown into a premier practice providing comprehensive interventional spinal procedures, as well as treatment and rehabilitation for all types of muscle, nerve and joint problems related to sports and degenerative conditions. Our practice now includes:

As physiatrists and rehabilitation providers, our approach to patient care is always focused on establishing positive doctor-patient relationships that lead to enhanced function and quality of life. Getting people back to a healthy lifestyle that includes work and play is important to us. Whether you perform heavy physical work or sit at the head of the boardroom table, we will work together with you to get you “back in the game”. Once your pain is appropriately treated, we will help you establish a level of fitness that gets you back to the things that you enjoy most such as traveling, playing sports competitively or recreationally or playing with your children or grandchildren. Our treatment team is committed to providing the highest level of care and service to our patients.

The ultimate goal of treatment is to reduce or alleviate pain through education, hands on therapies, appropriate injection therapies using cutting edge technologies, coordinated rehabilitation and exercise therapies, while avoiding the use of potentially addictive medications. We achieve this by combining the most up to date traditional and alternative therapies to achieve maximal outcomes.



Non-Pharmacologic Management of Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Non-Pharmacologic Management of Peripheral Neuropathy Pain By Bonnie Nock O.D. Peripheral neuropathy is a disease or disorder that has damaged the nerves in the body.  This may impair sensation or movement of the body, but also can affect the glands … Continue reading

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“Sounds” Like a Great Idea

“Sounds” Like  A Great Idea! By Dr. David Levi. Over the last 10 years, ultrasound  (US) has become an invaluable tool in making proper diagnoses and in providing greater accuracy in performing injections into joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves.  The … Continue reading

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Is Fat in your Medicine Cabinet?

Is Fat in your Medicine Cabinet? By Lisa Barr M.D. Last month we introduced the concept of regenerative medicine as the use of the body’s own resources to promote real healing at a cellular level.    This burgeoning “body eco- friendly” … Continue reading

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APM Spine and Sports has been awarded AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine has awarded APM Spine and Sports Physicians (APM) ultrasound practice accreditation in the area of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. APM achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set … Continue reading

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