Joshua S Sole, MD, FAAPMR, CAQSM, RSMK, CIC

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, IMPACT Certified Consultant

BIOGRAPHY

“Your medical advice has been instrumental in my recovery over the past year. Your care went far beyond my office visits, you coordinated the varied treatments I needed, enabling every aspect of my complex condition to be addressed. Instead treating only my musculoskeletal issues, my neurological issues, or my visual deficits, you employed a holistic approach, which ultimately greatly improved my health. Just as importantly, you advocated on my behalf so that the symptoms which could not be eliminated could be managed. I know that you expended a great deal of time and effort on my case, for this I am grateful.” - Wayne

Dr. Sole is a board certified Physiatrist (PM&R) and Sports Medicine physician. His residency training in PM&R was completed at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and fellowship training in Sports Medicine at JPS Health Network and Texas Christian University. He specializes in treatment and prevention of sports and musculoskeletal related injuries.

He serves as Sports Medicine Director for Regional Health, head team physician for South Dakota Mines (NCAA Div. 2), Post 22 American Legion Baseball, various local high schools, and as assistant team physician for Black Hills State University (NCAA Div. 2).

Dr. Sole is a Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer (RMSK) and teaches musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine (orthobiologic) techniques to fellow physicians around the country. His research involvement has produced multiple publications and presentations on sports related injuries and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He continues to be involved in educating residents and medical students as clinical assistant professor for the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Sole has specialized training in diagnostic & interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, which he uses to provide precise, minimally invasive treatments, like platelet-rich-plasma, bone marrow stem cells, prolotherapy, and traditional injection procedures for muscle, joint, nerve, tendon, and ligament injuries. He also has unique training experience with the newly developed TENEX F.A.S.T. procedure, which uses ultrasound-guidance to provide minimally invasive treatments for chronic tendinopathies, such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfers' elbow), rotator cuff tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

He is trained in comprehensive, non-surgical spine care, including image-guided spine and pain procedures. He also performs concussion management and electrodiagnostic medicine for neurological injuries. During residency, Dr. Sole worked to establish a concussion surveillance program through multiple departments at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Sole treats everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors and those wishing to begin a new workout program. In his free time, he enjoys road biking, boating, golf, church activities and spending time with his family.

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

  • Medical Director – Sports Medicine & Concussion Management Programs, Regional Health 
  • Head Team Physician - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City Post 22 American Legion Baseball - Multiple local high schools
  • Assistant Team Physician - Black Hills State University
  • Volunteer Physician - Amateur & Professional Rodeo 

ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor – University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Editor, Sports Review Journal
  • Research/Abstract Reviewer, AAPM&R Annual Assembly 
  • Instructor, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation

Previous Sports Medicine Coverage

  • Texas Christian University (TCU Horned Frogs)
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • USA Hockey
  • Golden Gloves Boxing
  • Special Olympics
  • Med City Marathon & other mass participation endurance events
  • Multiple MN & TX high schools

Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sports-related Concussion Management
  • Minimally-invasive Ultrasound-guided Operative Procedures (e.g. TENEX, SONEX)
  • Regenerative Medicine (PRP & Bone Marrow Stem Cells)
  • Interventional Procedures
  • Non-surgical and Interventional Spine Care

Memberships:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Interventional Orthopedics Foundation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • South Dakota State Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified -
  1. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  2. Sports Medicine
Other Certifications:
  • Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography (R-MSK)
  • Credentialed Impact Consultant (CIC)
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
FELLOWSHIP
Sports Medicine-John Peter Smith Health Network, Arlington, TX & Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX-2014-2015.
RESIDENCY

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN-2011-2014 |

EDUCATION

MD-2010-Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE | Internship-Internal Medicine-Creighton University, Omaha, NE-2010-2011 |