Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics & Spine Health Center

Register and watch webinarIf you have a sports-related, orthopedic or back issue caused by a work or sports injury, or an illness, and have not had successful treatment – the specialists at Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics & Spine Health can help diagnose and recommend the best course of treatment.

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

We offer easy access at two convenient locations around the Puget Sound region of Washington. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Franciscan Sports, Orthopedics and Spine Health Center at 253-426-4600.


St. Joseph Outpatient Center
Walk-ins (for ortho services only) welcome!
1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday:
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

St. Clare Specialty Center
11307 Bridgeport Way Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98499

Please call 253-426-4600 for clinic hours.

Services offered

Screening, evaluation and referrals for:

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

Conditions we treat and manage

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Bone spurs
  • Cervical or lumbar stenosis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Herniated or slipped disks
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain from prior procedures
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatologic disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal instability
  • Spondylolithesis/spondylolysis
  • Traumatic spine Injuries
  • Whiplash

Non-surgical treatments

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

Referrals for complementary therapies

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

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