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Alison Putnam, DO Providence-employed provider


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation, subspecialty boards in sports medicine
916 Pacific Avenue
2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 261-4910
F: (425) 259-8600
My approach to patient care is to utilize patient goals to provide a care plan that optimizes their function with what treatment options are available.

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Medical School

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA


Osteopathic Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Mecial Center/Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL  


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Sports and Spine Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO


Awards & Achievements

  • 2013 University of Colorado, PM&R Fellow Research Award
  • 2011 University of Washington PM&R Resident Research Award
  • 2010 Walter C. and Anita C. Stolov Research Fund Grant recipient ($1500)
  • 2005-2008 Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, Des Moines University
  • 2007 Des Moines University Performance Excellence Scholarship
  • 2005 & 2007 Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship
  • 2005 & 2006 Des Moines University Academic Scholarship
  • 2006 Des Moines University Service Scholarshi


A. Manuscripts in Peer Reviewed Journals:
  1. Putnam, AR, Bandolin, NS, Krabak, BJ. Impact of Ankle Bracing on Skill Performance in Recreational Soccer Players. PM R. 2012.Aug;4(8):574-9.
  2. Putnam, AR, Standaert, CJ. A Rare Cause of Scapular Pain. PM R. 2012.Oct;4(10):787-8.
B. Book Chapters:
  1. Akuthota, V, Stilp, SK, Lento, P, Gonzalez, P, Putnam, AR. “Iliotibial Band Syndrome.” Chapter in Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 3rd edition. Saunders Elsevier publications. Philadelphia, PA. (Awaiting publication)
  2. Aspergen D, Putnam, AR, Akuthota V. “The Spine in Sports.” In: Conservative Management of Sports Injuries, 3rd edition, ed. Thomas Hyde and Marianne Gengenbach. (Awaiting publication)

Professional Organizations

  • 2013-Present Spine Intervention Society
  • 2011-Present American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2012-Present AMSSM
  • 2008-Present American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Medical Interests

  • Interventional spine and musculoskeletal ultrasound guided procedures
  • Musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive non-operative spine care

Personal Interests

  • Reading
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Cooking
  • Entertaining
  • Traveling