DO, FAAPMR, Triple Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Electrodiagnostic and Sports Medicine, Fellowship Trained Sports and Spine Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Trina M. Lisko, DO, FAAPMR serves as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist at Premier Orthopedic Associates. As a board-certified physiatrist, she specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries, concussion management, electrodiagnostic testing, regenerative medicine and interventional management to the lumbar spine. She is skilled in both fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided intervention for both acute and chronic injuries.
Dr. Lisko is a local to South Jersey, was born and raised in Collingswood and is an active member in her community. A graduate of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, she continued on to Duke University in Durham, NC for her undergraduate studies where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biologic Anthropology and Anatomy. Dr. Lisko earned her medical degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Medicine. Here, she also served as Chief during her internship in Internal Medicine. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Lisko continued sub-specialty training in sport and spine medicine through Temple University Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Lisko is a member of several professional associations including: AOA, AANEM, AAPMR, NJAOPS as well as the Duke University Bassett Society.
Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr. Lisko is well respected for her functional knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. She treats complex back, hip and shoulder pain as well as peripheral joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries. As part of her evaluation, she examines the body as a whole and strives to improve not just local pain from injury but one’s overall function. She works with the patient to set functional goals to keep the patient as active as possible and to prevent further injury. She often incorporates a team approach to achieve these goals and will utilize modalities, interventions and alternative activities to help keep the athlete moving and happy.
These approaches are not limited to athletes, but are available to any person, young and old, that wishes to function better in their environment.
As a former Division I Field Hockey Player and a two-time competitor on American Ninja Warrior, Dr. Lisko says, “I can empathize with the injured athlete. I’ve been there.”
Spine and Joint injury Prevention
Our joints and spine provided mobility and stability, but when injuries occur, even common movements such as turning, bending and reaching can become painful and functionally limiting.
Dr. Lisko recommends these tips to protect your spine and joints.
doneAvoid lifting objects that are too heavy
doneLift with smooth motion, avoiding jerking movements
doneGet close to your object to lift, not at arm’s length
doneMaintain good posture and avoid awkward positions
doneKeep your back straight and bend at hips and knees
doneMove feet while lifting, instead of twisting your back
doneStand straight with shoulders back
doneAvoid prolonged flexion of neck and forward head postures
doneUtilize ergonomic chairs, computer positions and standing desks
doneDiscuss exercises with your physician and therapist to strengthen and protect your back and joints. Not all exercises for spine and joint injuries are the same.
doneMaintain neutral sleeping position, using pillows and a supportive mattress.
doneAvoid sleeping on stomach with head turned to the side.
Caring for Concussions
Dr. Lisko specializes in concussion management. These injuries can occur as a result of sports injury, work-related injury, motor vehicle accident and everyday incidents. The symptoms of a concussion can be mild to severe. Many of the symptoms of a concussions are frequently missed and can cause functional limitations. The symptoms can include physical symptoms, cognitive impairments, emotions disturbances and sleep disruption. Treatments will be personalized to the patient depending on level of injury and impairments present and often requires a team approach to address the complex layers of this injury.
Prolonged symptoms can disrupt one’s life and make one more vulnerable to further injury. Dr. Lisko can help navigate through this often-confusing injury and guide through recovery process.