Derick Mordus, DO

Dr. Mordus has worked with EMA since 2020 and is finishing up service as an active duty Army Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He and his wife are Pacific Northwest born and raised.

His goal is to help his patients maximize their function and quality of life. He tends to think in the long term versus the short term and wants to maximize outcomes based on this view. He also has an interest in longevity and in the mind body connection that pervades pain and function.

He specializes in diagnosing and treating muscle, nerve, joint, and spine conditions to include headaches and pain. Treatment of these injuries or conditions can include rehabilitative care; gentle realignment of bones, muscles and connective tissue; non-operative, and minimally invasive interventions. He has a special interest in thoracic outlet syndrome and upper and lower crossed syndromes. He enjoys teaching and has taught countless medical students, interns, residents, and fellows from all disciplines of medicine.

In his free time he is busy playing with his young son, enjoying nearby lakes and helping local friends and his community.

Board Certifications:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R)
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) – Board Eligible
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Medicine (APCA-RMSK) – Board Eligible
Pain Medicine (ABPM) – Board Eligible


Walter Reed Army Medical Center
National Capital Consortium
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2014-2018

Medical School:

AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona Mesa, AZ


Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
Bachelors of Arts in Biology, Chemistry/Physics Minor

Special Procedures:

Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fluoroscopic guided spinal injections
Epidural steroid injections
Selective nerve root blocks
Medial branch blocks
Facet joint injections
Radiofrequency ablation/Neurotomy
Sacroiliac joint injections
Ultrasound guided joint injections and peripheral nerve blocks
Large and small joint and soft tissue musculoskeletal injections
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections
Neuralprolotherapy/hydrodissection/perineural injection technique
Bone Marrow Aspirate for autologous injections
Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Electromyography & Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS)
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Osteopathy in the Cranial Field