Experience Matters

Dr. Edward Dagher is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and specializes in:



Musculoskeletal Medicine
Sports and Spine Medicine
Electrodiagnosis (NCS/EMG)
Non-surgical Orthopedics
Intramuscular Stimulation (dry needling)
Impairment Ratings (IR, PPD) Evaluations
2nd/3rd Opinion Consultations
Forensic Medical Evaluations

Education & Qualifications

Musculoskeletal & Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Many musculoskeletal, orthopedic and nerve injuries do not require surgery.  Seeking evaluation and treatment from a non-surgical specialist, such as a physiatrist, experienced in musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions is an excellent alternative and provides many benefits.


Physiatrists are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.  By taking the whole body into account, a physiatrist is able to accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance – without surgery.


Dr. Dagher is experienced in the evaluation and non-surgical management of many conditions, including:

  • Sports and Spine Injuries

  • Muscle, Nerve, Bone & Joint Injuries

  • Spine – Neck and Back

  • Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Injuries

  • Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot Injuries

  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine (NCS/EMG)

  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

    • Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling

  • Peripheral Joint Injections

Second Opinion Consultations


  • Consultations

  • Second/Third Opinions

  • Evaluations

  • Fitness for Duty

  • Personal Injury

  • Causation Analysis

  • Evidence-Based


  • Board Certified, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999 – present

  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1995 – 2005

  • Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (FAAPMR)

  • Fellow, International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (FIAIME)

  • Certified in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating (CEDIR) by the International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators

  • Approved Independent Medical Examiner, Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries

  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME), 1997 – 2002

  • AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th editions)

  • Washington State Category Rating System

  • Colorado Level II Accredited