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About Dr. Jon Swift

Dr. Swift is a board-certified physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist) practicing at Desert Othopedics in Bend, Oregon.  He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and painful conditions of the the neck, lower back, muscles, tendons, joints and nerves. He takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Swift offers the full spectrum of treatment options, from conservative care to minimally invasive surgery and interventional regenerative musculoskeletal treatment options.

Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, injured worker, or simply want to do activities of living with less pain, Dr. Swift can help you achieve your goals



Regenerative Musculoskeletal Care


Dr. Swift strives to restore the health and function of his patients. Regenerative medicine treatments, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy, support the healing of injured tissues and can help reduce pain in chronic degenerative conditions. PRP and Stem Cells are derived from your own blood or bone marrow respectively. These treatments are processed safely and effectively with minimal discomfort in a medical office setting on the same day of procedure.  These modalities may be used as part of a comprehensive treatment program.  These treatments are investigational, which means they are being researched for human use but, like many alternative medicine treatments, they are not FDA approved. There are no instant fixes with regard to healing, however regenerative treatments are thought to optimize and support the conditions necessary for the body to heal.


Musculoskeletal Ultrasound


Dr. Swift uses musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound extensively in his practice. He has performed thousands of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound procedures over the last fifteen years. This exam room technology provides real-time diagnostic information for many musculoskeletal ailments, and is also used to guide injections with greater accuracy and less discomfort.  Injection guidance and accuracy are crucial for many interventional regenerative treatments. 


The highest standards of training.


Dr. Swift received his BA and MA in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) at the Mayo Clinic, and fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University. In his fellowship, Dr. Swift received advanced training in interventional pain control techniques, such as fluoroscopy-guided injections, spinal cord stimulator neuromodulation, and implanted medication pumps. He has been trained extensively in MSK ultrasound and regenerative techniques, completing the comprehensive AAPMR courses on upper and lower extremities, as well as focused courses for shoulder, hand & wrist, spine, knee and hip. Dr. Swift is ACGME board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine.


Putting it all together.


Dr. Swift is a partner Desert Orthopedics and enjoys the collegiality of practicing in an orthopedic specialty group.  Desert Orthopedics has a team of 12 physicians in various subspecialties, as well as 10 Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs). Dr. Swift’s team includes Cathy Rojo PA-C, who has extensive experience in musculoskeletal medicine and spine care.,


Dr. Swift practices primarily at the west side Desert Orthopedics facility at the corner of Simpson and Columbia. He also has limited clinic and procedure time at the Redmond Desert Orthopedics location. Dr. Swift also performs injections and surgery at the Bend Surgery Center.


Dr. Swift enjoys a team approach to patient care and welcomes collaboration with other health professionals, including primary care providers, naturopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, sleep and mental health professionals.

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