As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Vroenen maximizes patient function by looking at the whole person. She treats musculoskeletal diseases (e.g., arthritis, muscle pain, back pain)neurologic injuries to peripheral nerves (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome), pinched nerves in the spine, and brain or spinal cord injury to help patients experience the least amount of pain and restrictions as possible. She does this by a thorough exam with specific exercises and functional changes, medications, bracing, osteopathic manipulative medicine (similar to chiropractic or physical therapy). Dr. Vroenen also does electrodiagnostic testing which localizes pinched nerves from the back, arms or legs and gives specific information with regards to the amount of nerve damage to help guide further treatment. She also uses musculoskeletal ultrasound to help with diagnosis. Her focus is on getting a detailed diagnosis and maximizing conservative treatment whenever possible.
Personal Bio & Interests
Dr. Vroenen served with the United States Marines as a flight surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan. During her military service she completed flight school to become a helicopter pilot. She enjoys hiking,kayaking and spending time with her family.