Dr. Jacob B. Pugsley, D.O.


Musculoskeletal Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabilitation

Dr. Jacob B. Pugsley, D.O. – Dr. Pugsley earned his degree from Midwestern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, interned at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Indiana University. Dr. Pugsley is a licensed osteopathic physician and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. While an undergraduate at Utah State University, Dr. Pugsley competed in the Decathlon and was the captain of the track and field team. In addition, Dr. Pugsley has volunteered as medical staff for the Boy Scouts of America, the Disabled Water Ski National Championships, and several collegiate sports teams.

He applies his experience in athletics to improve sports and occupational rehabilitation for his patients. Dr. Pugsley provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, including the use of diagnostic ultrasound and electrodiagnostic studies (EMGs). When necessary, he performs therapeutic and diagnostic injection under fluoroscopy or ultrasound, platelet rich plasma therapy, radiofrequency neurotomy, initial placement of a spinal cord stimulator trials and the FAST procedure.

Dr. Stats

Education

  • Residency
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2006-2009
      Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Internship
    • Family Practice Transitional Year, 2005-2006
      Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, IN
  • Graduate
    • Doctor of Osteopathy, 2001-2005
      Midwestern University: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ
  • Undergraduate
    • B.A. Physical Education, Spanish minor, Chemistry minor, 1996-2001
      Utah State University, Logan, UT

Volunteer And Work Experience

Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists July 2009 – present

Methodist Occupational Health Center, Inc – Part-time Night Physician
Indianapolis, Indiana, 2007 - Present

Rehabilitation Associates of Indiana – Part-time Medical Record Reviews, 2007 - Present

Medical Staff at LDS Boy Scouts of America Indiana Encampment, 2008

House staff forum member, IU School of Medicine, 2008

Medical Staff at Disabled Water Ski National Championships, 2007

Utah State University Multi-Event Coach, Logan, Utah, 2000-2001

Student Athletic Trainer Bear River HS and Snow College, Ephraim, Utah, 1991-1993

Licensure And Certifications

  • Board Certified through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Utah Osteopathic Physician License, 2009 – present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2005-Present
  • Idaho Osteopathic Physician License 2009-Present

Presentations

  • Avoidance and Treatment of Injuries for Track and Field Athletes, annual presentation given to the Utah State University Track and Field Team
  • Use of RFA in Treatment of Lumbar Z-Joint (Facet) Pain, Gran Rounds,
    Indiana University, 2009
  • Management of Agitation in TBI patients, Nursing and Therapy conference,
    Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 2008
  • Trans-femoral Amputation and Recent Innovations in Prosthetics, Grand Rounds,
    Indiana University, 2007
  • “Spinal Cord Injury: Overview and Interesting Cases”, Therapy Conference Lecture, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, 2007
  • “Traumatic Brain Injury: Overview and Interesting Cases”, Therapy Conference Lecture, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, 2007
  • Meniscus transplants in athletes, Grand Rounds, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, IN, 2006

Research

Effect of prolonged static and cyclic stretching on ankle joint stiffness in humans with spasticity, Utah State University HPER department, Eadric Bressel, 2001

Professional Organizations

International Spine Intervention Society, 2008-Present

Box Elder County Delegate to the Utah Medical Association, Present

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2006-Present

International Spine Intervention Society, 2008