Joseph A. Narloch, M.D.
Dr. Narloch is triple board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and electrodiagnostic medicine. In addition, he runs the electrodiagnostic laboratory at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.
Dr. Narloch has 15 years of experience in treating patients. At Muir Orthopaedic Specialists Dr. Narloch focuses on treating acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. He takes a team approach to caring for his patients and believes thorough testing is an important aspect in providing quality care.
Dr. Narloch began practicing physical medicine in 1992 after earning his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He then performed his internship and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
After his appointment as Chief Resident, he went on to become an assistant clinical professor at the Loma Linda University Pain Clinic for five years.
In his spare time, he is a baseball coach and enjoys organic farming.
My Approach to Treating Patients
As a Physiatrist, I focus on restoring function. I care for patients with acute and chronic pain, and musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work- or sports-related injuries.
Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions can often interfere with patients’ everyday activities. Some problems can be very painful and even debilitating.
I believe in meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. My ultimate job is to help you avoid surgery and restore your quality of life.
I place a strong emphasis on patient education in order to achieve a successful result. I will provide you with education materials, (e.g., articles, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.
I want to help people understand the nature of their pain as well as the realistic expectation about what can be done to manage the problem.
Because I take a team approach, extremely capable teams of professionals support me. Our staff members and the orthopedic physicians here at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists are always available to assist in making your visit proceed smoothly.
I look forward to meeting you and to participating in your recovery.
Meet Dr. Narloch
(A John Muir Health Network video)
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
7/91 – 6/92 – Chief Resident, Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab
7/89 – 6/92 – Resident, Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab
7/88 – 6/89 – Internship, Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehab
1985 – 1988 – UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA – MD 5/88
1982 – 1985 – University of California, Riverside Los Angeles, CA – BS Biomedical Sciences 6/85
1988-2003 – Commander, U.S.N.R.
John Muir Medical Center
Sequoia Surgical Pavilion
1995-2003 – Assistant Clinical Professor Loma Linda University Medical Center Loma Linda Pain Clinic
Robert Taylor, M.D., Resident Research Award California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehab (1991)
S.P.O.R.T. Clinic Sports Medicine Award Scholarship (1987)
University of California Activities Honor Society (1985)
University of California Regents Scholar (1983)
University of California Jessica Jenkins Award Scholarship (1981 – 1983)
Influence of Breathing Technique on Arterial Blood Pressure During Heavy Weight Lifting; Narloch JA & Brandstater ME. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1995; 76(5)457-462.
The Effects of Dynamic Tension and educed Graft Size on Muscle Regeneration in Rabbit Free Muscle Grafts; Turk AE, Ishida K, Kobayashi M, Narloch J, Kinney BM, Verity MA, Roy RR, Edgerton VR, Miller TA. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1991; 88(2)299-309.
Re-certified (2012) – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Re-certified (2011) – Subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Management
Certified (1994) – American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
MEMBERSHIP AND LICENSES:
Fellow American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellow American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Member North American Spine Society
Member International Spine Injection Society
Member California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation