Robert Amrine, MD, Sports Medicine Doctor
Primary Care Sports Medicine
About Dr. Amrine, Sports Medicine Doctor in Missoula, Montana.
Dr. Amrine completed medical school at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and his internship, residency and fellowship in Idaho. As a board certified, fellowship trained Sport Medicine Doctor he came back to his roots in Montana and eventually joined the team at Missoula Bone & Joint in 2014. His personal interest in sports performance drew him to this specialty, as he became fascinated in the concept of designing and maximizing the human machine for sport.
He specializes in treating non-surgical acute and chronic issues for athletes of all ages. Sports medicine takes the three-pronged approach of improving performance, preventing injury, and recovering from previous injury. Though athletes benefit greatly from this field of medicine, it’s not just for the pros. Amateur athletes and those looking for better results from their active pursuits may also appreciate working with someone like Dr. Amrine.
Dr. Amrine utilizes ultrasound for musculoskeletal evaluation, a type of imaging that creates a picture of various parts of the body using sound waves. It can give an up-close look at tendons, nerves, joints, muscles and ligaments in a non-invasive way. As an athlete who wants to get back on the course or court as quickly as possible, this is a great way to diagnose trapped nerves, strains, sprains, tears and other issues so you can begin the healing process. He takes special interest in endurance athlete medicine and also performs annual sports physicals for middle and high school student athletes.
He was born in Missoula and went to school here until 7th grade, when he moved to Hamilton. This is where he got into mountain sports, diving into skiing, hiking, and biking, which he continues to pursue in his free time. Since he’s an athlete himself, he understands your drive to get back out there and can help you break down those recovery roadblocks.
Volunteerism is a part of Dr. Amrine’s schedule, gifting hours of service as the Medical Director of both the Missoula Marathon and the Missoula XC Pro Mountain Bike Race. He also provides expertise and works closely with our Athletic Trainers who provide sports medicine coverage in our area high schools.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, 2007
Internship/Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise, ID, 2007-2010
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho & Idaho Sports Medicine Institute, Boise, ID, 2010-2011
Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of added Qualification in Sports Medicine
State Licensed: Montana
Joined Practice: 2014
- American Board of Family Medicine, ABFM
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Dr. Amrine gave this patient “beacons of hope” and was quoted in this article “My Quest to Bulletproof Myself Against Injury” written by Matt Skenazy for Outside magazine, June 18, 2021. The article talks about the struggles of a thread of injuries, when you hit a certain age, when your body just doesn’t perform and recover like it used to. Finding the right provider can be critical to staying away from the “downward spiral”. There is no magic fix, it takes following a program tailored to your needs and consistency. Dr. Amrine was quoted in the article saying “If you train your body, and do the appropriate things for your age, you can actually make even a 60-year-old human machine work very, very well.”
Dr. Amrine is interviewed on the podcast A New Angle, with Justin Angle from the UM Business School. They delve into the delicate balance associated with overtraining and specialization, the research and some solutions. Listen Here
Dr. Amrine is the Medical Director of the Missoula Marathon.
Dr. Amrine is the Medical Director of the Missoula XC Pro Mountain Bike Race.
Dr. Amrine was interviewed on this June 2019 podcast regarding the topic of “Overtraining Syndrome” It highlighted how important the relationship between the physician and athlete is in addressing the root cause of the symptoms.
Dr. Amrine was a guest on the Monday morning KGVO Community Medical Center Health Talk Radio Show, June 2017
Dr. Rob Amrine traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado in August 2019 to participate in the inaugural bike race called “Streamboat Gravel” or “@SBTGRVL”. A former pro bike racer and British TV star was there documenting the experience and Dr. Amrine ended up riding much of the race with him. So if you are wondering if your sports medicine physician can relate to your athletic pursuits – Yes, this is what he does in his spare time for fun! To watch the video click here.