Non-Surgical Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Specializing in non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine, Rejuv Medical treats any new or old injuries, muscle aches and pains, and a variety of muscle, joint, or arthritis-related issues. At Rejuv Medical, our skilled team maintains a high level of personalized care and attention using state-of-the-art technology to care for patients. Rejuv Medical offers each client a comprehensive approach and the access to pro-athlete training and healing resources. Sports medicine uses a non-surgical approach to treat and promote healing of acute or chronic muscle, bone, joint, ligament or tendon injuries. Sports medicine helps patients – from adolescents to older adults – regain loss of function, minimize pain and disability, and incorporate fitness and wellness into their daily lives. A Sports medicine physician has the advanced training and medical expertise to help someone develop the skills needed to address an injury and move forward to a quick recovery.

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Dr. Baumgartner often spends time lecturing to other physicians and professionals worldwide. He often teaches and discusses the latest theories and evidence-based treatments for pain evaluation and diagnosis. His quest to prevent and treat pain from a holistic and theory based approach puts Dr. Baumgartner at the forefront of his industry.

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Joel Baumgartner, MD

Joel Baumgartner, MD, is a national leader in non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Baugmgartner only uses the latest innovative diagnosis tools to treat musculoskeletal injury and pain. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, He then completed his family practice residency at the University of North Dakota, followed by an advanced training in sports medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The Sports Medicine System of Care

Sports Medicine at Rejuv Medical is led by Joel Baumgartner, MD.  Dr. Baumgartner is a  board-certified physician licensed in both family and sports medicine. Along with physical therapists and athletic trainers, Dr. Baumgartner works to help people become and stay healthy. The comprehensive system of care, offered under his direction,  includes direct access to physical rehabilitation and medically supervised weight loss programs. Should surgical intervention be required, Dr. Baumgartner will coordinate care with the appropriate orthopedic specialists.

Other Orthopedic & Pain Injections

We also offer other injections for pain and arthritic conditions, including:

Sports Medicine – For Athletes & Non-Athletes

Whether you are a competitive athlete with a recurring condition, a weekend warrior suffering a sudden injury, or a fitness enthusiast who endures chronic pain,  Rejuv Medical’s advanced Sports medicine department can help!

Nerve Blocks
A nerve block is an anesthetic or anti-inflammatory injection targeted toward a certain nerve or group of nerves with the intent to treat pain. The purpose of the injection is to “turn off” a pain signal coming from a specific location in the body. Imaging guidance using ultrasound technology can be used to help the doctor place a needle in the precise location.  We at Rejuv Medical believe that being precise means that our patients will receive the maximum benefit from the injection. What are some common uses of the procedure? People who suffer from either acute or chronic pain might have a nerve block injection to achieve temporary pain relief. For the most part, this pain originates from the spine. However,  other areas commonly impacted include the neck, buttocks, legs and arms.  Chronic headaches can also be broken with nerve specific block treatments.  Delivering a nerve block injection allows a damaged nerve the time needed to heal itself from a state of constant irritation.  By performing a nerve block treatment and then monitoring how the patient responds to the injection, Rejuv Medical can truly assess the benefit of a nerve block treatment as well as the extent of an injury.
Trigger Point Injections
A trigger point is an irritable, painful, taut muscle band or palpable knot in a muscle that can cause localized pain or referred pain.  Referred pain from trigger points can mimic pinched nerves in the neck or lower back.  They can occur from direct muscle injuries, poor posture, repetitive strain or secondarily from spine conditions such as a herniated disc. What are Trigger point Injections? Trigger point injections are injections of local anesthetic (numbing) medication, saline and/or cortisone. The basis for a trigger point injection is to relax the area of an intense muscle spasm.  By relaxing the muscle spasm, blood flow to the area is improved, thus allowing the washout of irritating metabolites.  Trigger point injections are an important part of treating myofascial pain syndrome and, in some cases, fibromyalgia.
Botox for Migraine Headaches
New studies show that treatment with BOTOX® can reduce the severity of migraine attacks, lead to fewer days using abortive/rescue medications, and reduce episodes of vomiting.  This is achieved through relaxation (using Botox®) of the head and neck muscles that frequently trigger migraine attacks.
Lubricating Join Injections
Hyaluronan (also called hyaluronic acid) is a substance in normal joint fluid that lubricates the joint, much like oil lubricates engine components.  The knee continuously produces its own hyaluronan.  In osteoarthritis, there is a decrease in the amount of hyaluronan in the joint fluid. Also, the hyaluronan molecules break down, becoming less effective at lubricating the joint. How do they work? The injections are thought to work by helping the knee normalize the hyaluronan in the joint fluid.  The injections may  also reduce inflammatory cells in the knee and reduce nerve impulses that cause pain. Hyaluronan injections are very safe.  The chances of a significant adverse reaction (severe knee swelling, hypersensitivity reaction) are about 3 out of a 1000.  This is much lower than the risk associated with gastrointestinal problems with taking anti-inflammatory medications.

FAQs

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used for the repair of chronic degenerative joints, ligaments and tendon injuries. This new technology is backed by research and is changing the way we treat injury, pain and aging.  Conditions treated include; chronic overuse injuries to the ankles, knee and shoulders; arthritic joints, chronic back and spine arthritis and pain, and degenerative disc disease. In addition, these specific injuries including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee ligament tears, shin splints, partial thickness rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and IT band syndrome may all be effectively treated using PRP. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets.  The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing: bone, tendon and ligament regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process resulting in new collagen formation.  PRP is often combined with ultrasound to guide the injections to the specific pathologic tissue or joint.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy, or ligament reconstructive therapy, is a safe,non-surgical treatment for chronic pain, injury and arthritis. Common problems treated with Prolotherapy include joint arthritis, TMJ dysfunction, chronic neck and back pain, shoulder injuries, Fibromyalgia, injuries to the wrists, elbows, knees and ankles, and whiplash-type motor vehicle accident injuries. Prolotherapy targets the joint, ligaments and tendons that are weakened and stretched out from injury or aging. This stimulation of the body’s healing mechanism helps to restore strength and integrity to the damaged area.  The procedure involves injecting a solution into the damaged joint, ligament or tendon.  This stimulates the body and starts the healing process.  With Prolotherapy, the pain is NOT covered up. The injury and source of the pain is healed.
What is a musculoskeletal ultrasound?
An ultrasound possesses unique real-time capability permits examination and diagnosis during movement. It also allows for guidance of needles during treatment. The exquisite resolution created by state-of-the-art scanners and high-frequency transducers makes musculoskeletal ultrasound a powerful tool when diagnosing an injury. Rejuv Medical utilizes the ultrasound tool without the need for x-ray exposure or MRI. If needed, we also use it for needle guidance to treat injured tissue or joints during a procedure.
What sports medicine services do you provide?
Some services include:

  • Fitness assessment and exercise prescription for the healthy and those with chronic disease
  • Evaluation, treatment and prevention of sudden and chronic injuries
  • Rehabilitation with our physical therapists, which offers the attest in rehabilitation services and equipment
  • Same-day injury evaluation
  • Screening physicals for athletes or anyone who wants to start an active lifestyle
  • General  medical care of athletes and non-athletes
  • Education and counseling on healthy lifestyle options with our onsite dietitian and physician
What conditions do you treat?
  • Sports Injuries and fractures
  • Chronic Pain
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tendonosis and stress fractures)
  • Acute injuries (sprains, muscle strains, joint injuries, and fractures)
  • Trigger point injections for pain control
  • Arthritis treatment and bracing
  • Nerve blocks for pain control
  • Workers comp and Auto Injuries
  • Unstable and loose joints
  • Headache treatments
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Concussion care
  • Sports psychology issues
  • Strength training and conditioning
  • Pre-participation physical examination
  • Active patients with chronic or acute illness
  • Exercise, healthy lifestyle promotion and weight loss
  • Nutrition, supplements, and performance counseling
  • Coordinating care with other members of the orthopedic team
What pain, injury & orthopedic treatments do you use?
Specializing in non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine, we treat any new or old injuries, aches and pains, muscle, joint or arthritis issues.  At Rejuv Medical, we maintain a high level of personalized care and attention using state-of-the-art technology to care for patients of all ages and activity levels.  We also focus on promoting lifelong fitness, wellness, and encouraging the prevention of illness and injury. Whether an elite competitor, the “weekend warrior”, the non-athlete, the aging, or those injured in accidents or trauma-Rejuv Medical utilizes the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to get the patient back to full function as quickly as possible.  Approximately 90% of injuries do not require surgery and can be effectively treated at Rejuv Medical.

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Take a moment to fill out our candidate form, and one of our Regenerative Specialist will review your case and contact you. You will not be required to schedule an appointment at this time, but it will be an easy way to speak with us and get your questions answered quickly and efficiently.

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Case Manager

Every patient at Rejuv Medical is assigned a case manager. The case manager is available to answer questions along the way. They are responsible for delivering an amazing patient experience. Your case manager will prepare you for your appointment and guide you through the post-care protocol after your treatment. If you are coming in from out of state, your case manager will help you with travel arrangements and hotel accommodations, to ensure a seamless visit.

Regenerative Candidate Form

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    review rating 5  Let's face it, Regenerative Medicine is nothing new at Rejuv. It is what started this practice more than 12 years ago. That's why I wouldn't go anywhere else. They know what they are doing and I experienced it first-hand. My back feels amazing and my tingly knee is no longer tingling. I'm not alone, look at all the results in these reviews. Thank you Rejuv!

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    5/21/2018

    review rating 5  Love the Bootcamp and Studio classes. Very clean facility with lots of great work-out equipment.

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    11/29/2017
  • review rating 5  Rejuv helped me feel better about myself again! When I started at Rejuv I had no confidence in myself and now I feel amazing! The boot camps are great! Cardio dances they have are so much fun! Who knew working out would be fun?! The personal trainers are so nice and will help you in anyway to achieve your goals! If you're looking for a gym that will change your life, this is the place!!

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    5/01/2018
  • review rating 5  Started a Rejuv a few weeks ago now and can't say anything bad. The trainers are amazing, fun and energetic. They get you out of your comfort zone to show you, you are capable of every exercise. Bootcamp is great, and cardio dance with Aimyee is amazing. Truly a place I enjoy going to and smile everytime I walk in and out. Great job Rejuv!

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    4/09/2018
  • review rating 5  I love the professional atmosphere at Rejuv. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and the trainers are awesome! The facilities is well maintained and is always clean. The extra supplies in the locker room and the towels that are provided are a huge bonus! Whether you want to come in and work out on the equipment independently, take a class, or do a boot camp, there is always something available.

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    10/18/2017
  • review rating 5  Six weeks to start a change in your life?? Yes! It can be done at Rejuv Fitness! I lost 20 pounds and over 5% body fat in six weeks following the nutrition program and working out at boot camps. The support of Jake, Tanner, Kim and the rest of the trainers and class instructors was incredible. I even went on vacation for a week and was able to work my program and not lose any ground with my weight loss. Always offering help and answering questions and sharing tips and encouragement. Well worth the time and value to join. I did!! I enjoy the boot camps (totally doable!), rollology, yoga and cardio dance classes. The last three are my reward classes. He infra red sauna is fabulous for getting deep into your muscles aches and pains. Facility is clean, spacious, and has options for working out on different equipment. I am one happy client!!

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    5/18/2018
  • review rating 5  Let's face it, Regenerative Medicine is nothing new at Rejuv. It is what started this practice more than 12 years ago. That's why I wouldn't go anywhere else. They know what they are doing and I experienced it first-hand. My back feels amazing and my tingly knee is no longer tingling. I'm not alone, look at all the results in these reviews. Thank you Rejuv!

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    5/21/2018
  • review rating 5  Love the overall care of this place. Caring staff and so many options

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    4/27/2018
  • review rating 5  I started a 6 week challenge at Rejuv on March 17th, 2018 and it has been a life changer! All of the staff, especially the trainers, are very friendly and will work with you no matter what. They don't shame you for having to modify and they don't treat you like you should know everything. The boot camps are definitely killer but they encourage you the whole way so it doesn't seem that bad. I think that this place does such a phenomenal job that I signed up for a year!

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    4/27/2018
  • review rating 5  Love the Bootcamp and Studio classes. Very clean facility with lots of great work-out equipment.

    thumb Teresa Anderson
    11/29/2017
  • review rating 5  I just completed a six week weight loss program with Rejuv and it has been a life changing experience. With the simple meal plans, supplements and amazing Trainers and Staff I was able to loss 27lbs in just six weeks. Their boot camp style of workouts are enjoyable and a challenge. In groups surrounded by peers trying to accomplish the same goal, to live a healthier lifestyle, is that extra drive and push to keep on pushing yourself. There staff is outstanding when it comes to making accommodations to workout for injuries or pains you may have. If you are looking to get healthy, lose weight or even just to find a more challenging workout Rejuv is where you want to be!

    thumb Chad Thielman
    5/18/2018
  • review rating 5  The staff (trainers, front desk, daycare, gym staff, nurses, docs, everyone!) are simply the best! It feels like every single person there is on your own team and pulling for your success! Thrilled to be a part of it 🙂

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    4/30/2018

Pioneers of Regenerative Healthcare

Joel Baumgartner, M.D. pioneered regenerative treatments in Minnesota and most of the upper mid-west. He launched his regenerative practice in 2009.

By the fall of 2015, Dr. Baumgartner, and his staff, we recognizedthrough the presentation of the GSDC Annual Innovation Award for the innovation that was inspired through these regenerative treatments, such as: Prolotherapy, PRP Treatments, and Stem Cell Treatments.

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