Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics & Spine Health

If you have a back issue caused by a work or sports injury or an illness, and haven't had successful treatment, the specialists at the Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics & Spine Health Center can diagnose and recommend the best course of treatment for you.

At the Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics & Spine Health Center, our specialized advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) offer a diagnostic/triage approach to solving your back issue. Our experienced staff will help you identify the source of your problem and find the right care. The center offers guided access to the broad range of physical therapy and other treatment options to get you on track for the best possible results.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Center at 253-426-4600.

St. Joseph Outpatient Center
1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: 253-426-4600

Services offered

Screening, evaluation and referrals for:

  • Acute back injury
  • Arthritis evaluation and management
  • Degenerative back conditions
  • Musculoskeletal assessments
  • Spine health assessment and care

Nonsurgical treatments

  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic care
  • Chronic pain management
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Pain block
  • Physiatry
  • Physical, occupational and rehabilitative therapy

Complementary therapies

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Open MRIs
  • Pool therapy
  • Yoga

Referrals for minimally invasive orthopedic, foot and ankle or spine surgeries are also available.