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Erik A. Olson, DO

Erik OlsonDr. Olson grew up in Wisconsin graduating from Lakeland High School in Minocqua. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville Missouri. Dr. Olson’s interest in musculoskeletal pain management and interventional physiatry led him back to the University of Wisconsin where he completed his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Olson joined Alaska Spine Institute in 2012 and specializes in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, interventional procedures and EMG (Electromyography). When he is not at work you can find Dr. Olson enjoying time with his wife and children in the great Alaskan outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking and traveling.

Medical Expertise and Interests

  • Osteopathic Manipulations
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections- Lumbar
  • Joint Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections


  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science , graduating with honors 2004
  • Medical Degree: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, graduated 2008      


  • Midwestern University-Bromenn Healthcare, Bloomington, Illinois


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, graduated 2012 


  • Grand Rounds: Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Grand Rounds: Lyme Disease
  • Grand Rounds: Diabetic Lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy
  • Poster Presentation: Vertebral Artery Injury Case report with Review of Literature for Therapeutic options. AAP conference


  • Board Certified American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diplomate

Medical Affiliations

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
  • American Osteopathic Association