ABOUT DR. TOVA ALLADICE
Dr. Alladice is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician specializing in all non-operative musculoskeletal medical issues and Integrative Wellness. With a holistic approach to pain and wellness and a long history of medical experience, Dr. Alladice has a proven track record of creating the right solution for a variety of issues.
Dr. Alladice currently operates The Center for Physical Medicine & Integrative Wellness in Houston, Texas.
“Physiatrists offer patients understanding and insight about their condition and its
effects on their daily lives that few other specialists can.”
-American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
WHY CHOOSE A PM&R PHYSICIAN?
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians or physiatrists are specialists in diagnosing and treating problems of the musculoskeletal system. They take thorough histories and perform physical examinations to find the source of your pain, injury, or disability.
PM&R physicians not only work closely with orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, but also direct the team of healthcare professionals that treat you. If any other services are needed, such as those of a physical therapist or athletic trainer, the PM&R physician supervises, collaborates with, and coordinates them. The result is a specially designed treatment program tailored for you.
The physiatrist works closely with allied health professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists workers, psychologists, and acupuncturists. You may be seen by these professionals, along with the physiatrist. The physiatrist and allied health professionals work as a team in coordinating a treatment plan to help you maintain your desired lifestyle and function as independently as possible at home, on the job, and in the community.
PM&R physicians believe in treating the whole patient, not just the patient’s symptoms. They share their medical knowledge to help patients understand their condition and provide the tools and resources to manage it. They use a variety of treatment methods to reduce or eliminate problems and to decrease the possibility of recurrence. This comprehensive approach produces not only cost-effective results, but also a high degree of patient satisfaction.
- Musculoskeletal injuries including neck, back, and joint pain
- Industrial injuries
- Sports injuries
- Neurological issues
- Multiple sclerosis
- Multiple trauma
WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS?
With an integrative wellness approach to pain and health, Dr. Alladice puts an emphasis on treatment that goes beyond the surface level symptoms. Integrative medicine involves working with the patient to look at all pieces of the wellness puzzle.
Integrative wellness pairs with the holistic approach of PM&R to look at medical, physical, and emotional issues for healing and health.
Dr. Alladice completed the renowned Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
BACKGROUND & AWARDS
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Certified by the ABPMR
Residency Baylor University College of Medicine – Houston, TX
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1996 – 1999)
Internship Emory University School of Medicine – Atlanta, GA
General Surgery – Preliminary (1995 -1996)
Graduate Education Georgetown University School of Medicine – Washington, DC. Doctor of Medicine, May 1995
Undergraduate Education Goucher College – Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, May 1991 – Major: Biology
Honors/Awards: Stimson-Duvall Fellowship 1991