Matthew J. Grierson MD

Dr. Grierson is a board-certified physiatrist with subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine.  He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, including the care of dancers and performing artists.  He divides his time between the Seattle and Lynnwood locations.

Dr. Grierson hopes to empower patients to achieve their functional goals, and he values team-based approaches to treatment.  He carries the Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography (RMSK) certification, utilizing ultrasound to diagnose common musculoskeletal conditions.  He also has extensive training in electrodiagnostic medicine and is fellowship-trained in the use of fluoroscopically-guided spinal injections for lumbar disorders and ultrasound-guided procedures for peripheral joint and tendon injections, including regenerative medicine procedures like PRP (platelet-rich plasma).

Dr. Grierson earned his medical degree from Boston University and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington, where he also served as Chief Resident.  Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Washington.  Prior to medical school, Dr. Grierson grew up in a suburb of Dallas, Texas and he completed his undergraduate studies in Modern Dance at the University of Utah.  

Having experienced his fair share of dance-related injuries, Dr. Grierson appreciates the importance of finding a physician who understands the functional impact of injury.  "I have a passion for movement and a profound curiosity about its role in shaping individual identity."  Moving beyond his subspecialty practice caring for dancers and performing artists, he is committed to helping all patients across the spectrum of age, ability, and function.

Outside of work, Dr. Grierson assists in shaping healthcare policy through his work with the American Medical Association and Washington State Medical Association.  He co-founded a local non-profit that provides treatment to local performing artists who otherwise would not have access to care.  When he has time, he loves spending time hiking or skiing in the mountains, or baking decadent desserts in the kitchen.

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