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Meet the Southwest Team

When you’re dealing with a sporting injury or pain in your back, muscles, joints, or nerves, a real solution can often feel out of reach. What are your best options? Is there an alternative to surgery that can offer you the highest caliber of specialized treatment you expect and deserve? Who can you trust to heal your pain? Southwest Spine & Sports is your solution. Our expert team of board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, also known as physiatrists, will listen to your concerns and take the necessary time to effectively diagnose and explain the nonsurgical treatments available to you. Our innovative programs and caring physicians will oversee your healing process to help reduce the pain and put your life back together.

Expert Diagnosticians: In addition to their medical degree, all our physicians have completed a fellowship and specialized training in interventional spine care and pain management. This qualification makes our physicians expert diagnosticians and gives them an in-depth knowledge of the physiology of pain. This focus allows us to diagnose the cause, not only the symptoms and treat the whole patient.

Personalized care: When you visit your physician at Southwest Spine & Sports, you’ll learn about the various treatments available that are highly effective without surgery, saving you unnecessary risk, pain, and lengthy recovery time.

Regenerative Medicine offers a whole new frontier: Our physicians are passionate about the newly evolving regenerative treatment options available. We believe these nonsurgical biologic therapies offer the unique potential to heal and restore painful damaged tissues – naturally!

Michael Wolff, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Wolff established Southwest Spine & Sports in 1999 and has been a respected member of the local medical community since 1997. He has been named as a “Top Doc” in Phoenix magazine for ten consecutive years.

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Lata Kumaraswamy, DO

Dr. Lata Kumaraswamy joined the practice in 2011 after completing an interventional spine fellowship at Southwest Spine and Sports. She completed her residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan State University where she was Co-Chief Resident.

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Paul Overdorf, DO

Dr. Overdorf is interested in musculoskeletal medicine, interventional spinal procedures, ultrasound, and nerve conductions studies/electromyography. Dr. Overdorf also occasionally performs osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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Ami N. Mikhail, PA-C

Ami received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Pre Medicine. She continued her education at the University of Illinois in Chicago with her first master’s degree in Sport’s Injury Management.

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Sheila Janisch, FNP-C

Sheila Janisch joined the practice in 2018. She has been a registered nurse since 1995 starting her career in cardiac care. She has worked in CA, NV, VA, and Arizona in post CABG/ heart transplant cardiac units.

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