Phillip M Steele, MD
Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine
Dr. Phillip M. Steele is Board Certified in Family Practice and has chosen to specialize in non-operative sports medicine. He spent an extra year of fellowship training after his residency, which was devoted to musculoskeletal care and sports medicine.
Since his Sports Medicine fellowship he has worked with the US Ski team traveling overseas for event coverage for the Nordic Combined and Cross Country Ski Teams. He was an athlete physician at Soldier Hollow Nordic venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and he has worked as a Team Physician for University of Wyoming athletics. Since moving to Helena in 2007, he continues to provide medical support on the side-lines during Capital & Helena High School football games and after-hours training room.
During his 8 years in Wyoming, he was integral in developing coaches sports medicine education programs for the high school athletes, and he developed a special passion for education and management of concussion in sports. Since moving to Montana, Dr. Steele has served on the High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, and is actively promoting athletic safety for kids in Montana. Since moving to Montana, Dr. Steele has served on the Governor’s task force “Montana Youth Concussion Advisory Panel.
Dr. Steele also specializes in diagnostic ultrasound for musculoskeletal injuries and nerve entrapment syndrome. By using ultrasound, he can look functionally at many joints, tendons, and nerves allowing him to make a more accurate diagnosis. For diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Steele uses the combination of his years of experience in sports medicine, ultrasound diagnostics and the newer therapy options of “regenerative medicine” to help you heal from chronic injuries. This comprehensive approach provides you with a functional perspective that not only looks to accurately diagnose your injury, but to also look for factors that may have contributed to your injury so we can provide the most effect treatment.
Dr. Steele also works as a faculty instructor for ultrasound procedural & diagnostic courses throughout the United States. He is an exam writer for the national board exam for Registered Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and is a frequent lecturer on use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosing and treatment of nerve entrapments syndrome.
With more than 8 years of experience using regenerative medicine treatments including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Adipose Derived Stem Cell, Dr. Steele is Montana’s most experienced practitioner regarding the use of biologics in healing musculoskeletal injuries. With his passion for treatment or sports injury, ultrasound diagnostics and expertise in nerve entrapment syndromes Dr. Steele brings a unique prospective on healing injuries for all ages.
When Dr. Steele is not working you’ll most likely find him mountain running with his wife and three golden retrievers in the hiking trails near his home, or coaching his Master’s cross country skiing group on the trails of MacDonald pass.