The Swezey Institute

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The Swezey Institute, Santa Monica, California.


A World Class Facility

The Swezey institute is world renowned for the evaluation and care of  osteoporosis, back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and musculoskeletal disorders. Physician and therapy specialists work in a coordinated team to develop specific therapeutic prescriptions for all aspects of the patients life.

Medical Director, Robert L. Swezey, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., F.A.A.P.M.R., is an internationally recognized leader in research and teaching in rheumatological rehabilitation.

Dr. Swezey is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and is a Board Certified specialist in 3 specialty areas: Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine and Osteoporosis.

Renowned for his expertise and research in the fields of non-surgical neck & back pain treatment, arthritis and osteoporosis, Dr. Swezey is the author and editor of self-care books, medical text books, and numerous research and educational publications.

Research at the Institute

The Institute is actively engaged in clinical research in the areas of non-surgical back and neck relief, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and other muscluoskeletal problems.

For the last 15 years, the Institute has been at the forefront of research into osteoporosis. Under the direction of Dr. Swezey, the Institue has conducted landmark studies in isometric resistive exercises for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Clinical research studies currently in progress at the Institute include:

  • Non-surgical joint injection pain control
  • Miniaturized digital instrumentation for the measurement of isometric-resistive exercise strength increases in upper and lower body
  • Development and assessment of proprioceptive skills in balance and fall prevention programs
  • Advanced design orthotic trigger finger splint
  • Rapid posture training and correction using a digital, body-connected device