Born and raised in the Salt Lake City area of Utah, Tyler Hedin, MD, grew up enjoying the many outdoor activities the mountain west has to offer. He spent summers hiking, swimming and exploring various camp sites and national parks. Winters were all about skiing and, during his high school years, he stayed on the honor roll to qualify for a heavily discounted ski season pass at the Canyons resort in Park City.
"One aspect that I love about Eastern Idaho is being able to continue participating in all the outdoor activities I grew to love during my youth and being able to share them with my children," Hedin says.
Hedin received a full scholarship to Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. However, he decided to postpone his studies to serve a two-year LDS mission. "I was asked to serve in the south of France and loved living among the French people for two years," Hedin says. "I decided that I loved being able to interact with people from all walks of life on a day-to-day basis and hearing their stories and trying to help them if I could with their struggles. A career in medicine sounded like a good fit for me. At some point while walking the narrow cobblestone roads of France, I decided to go to medical school."
Hedin graduated cum laude from BYU with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and was accepted to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he gravitated toward the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), or physiatry. "More than any other field of medicine, physiatry addresses the patient's health from a multifaceted perspective that includes their physical, social and mental welfare," Hedin says. "We don't own any particular organ system, but rather strive to treat patients as a whole and restore function after any musculoskeletal or neurologic injury."
He returned to Utah for residency, where he completed training in PM&R at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Though Hedin enjoys most aspects of physiatry, he has become adept at sports injury, ultrasound guidance, spine care, EMG testing, spasticity and concussion management and has made those areas the scope of his practice.
Dr. Hedin met Dr. Sean Anderson in Idaho Falls and realized that practicing physiatry with him at East Falls Sport and Spine was the perfect fit for him. Hedin, his wife and their four children have lived in the area since 2016 and love being able to enjoy the outdoors and be around so many wonderful people. He looks forward to many more years in Eastern Idaho.
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Procedures & Conditions
Procedures performed at this location include: radiculopathy, neuropathy, spasticity management, concussion management, EMG/NCV, ultrasound procedures, chronic headaches and carpel tunnel releases. Conditions treated at this location include: back/neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries and concussions.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
East Falls Sport and Spine
3200 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 535-4400
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.