Return to Play in Spinal Conditions


Dr. Makinde is a specialist with significant training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. He helps patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school.  He is well trained in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions (only about 10% of musculoskeletal conditions are surgical). He works in partnership with a world class level of surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers to maximize non-operative treatment, guide appropriate referrals for physical and occupational therapies, and if necessary expedite referral to a surgeon.
Common examples of musculoskeletal problems include:

Dr. Makinde also specializes in the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine. Common examples of these include:


As a physician certified in sports medicine, family medicine, and musculoskeletal sonography, Dr. Makinde considers it his duty to provide his patients with the best available non-surgical care in treating their aches, pains, sprains, and strains. Whether it’s your goal to win a state or national championship, complete your next marathon, or return to the activities you love without worrying about back pain or joint pain, Dr. Makinde will take the time to understand all the factors that may be affecting your condition and in partnership with you, develop a treatment plan that fits with your values and goals.

Dr. Makinde considers it an honor and tremendous responsibility that his patients entrust him with their health issues. It is his goal that every patient feels they have a partner in their care. Someone who will take the time to explain and educate them on the details of their condition as well as how best to navigate the treatment of each condition within the current healthcare landscape.