About Dr. Tyler Hedin
- Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
- Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
- Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Utah
- Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah
- Dr. Hedin is board-eligible and is in the process of board certification.
- Spine Intervention Society
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Association of Academic Physiatrists
Born and raised in the Salt Lake City area of Utah, I grew up enjoying the many outdoor activities the mountain west has to offer. I spent my summers hiking, swimming, and exploring various camp sites and national parks. Winters were all about skiing and during my high school years, I stayed on the honor roll in order 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.
I did well enough in school to earn a full ride scholarship to Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, UT. However, I hadn’t given much thought into where I wanted to focus my studies before starting my college career and decided to postpone it in order to serve a two year LDS mission. I was asked to serve in the south of France and loved living amongst the French people for two years. It was during this time that I developed my love for French cheeses (I still enjoy a good cheese plate) and started to consider what I wanted to do with my life. I decided that I loved being able to interact with people from all walks of life on a day-to-day basis—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 and at some point while walking the narrow cobblestone roads of France, I decided to go to medical school.
I graduated cum laude from BYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and was accepted to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. As a first generation medical student, I did not have any previous exposure to a particular medical specialty. Entering medical school with few expectations and knowing that I would be given a chance to experience many aspects of medicine firsthand, I was decidedly open-minded on what type of medical specialty I would ultimately pursue. I soon discovered where my strengths and interests were and I gravitated towards 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. 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.
I returned to Utah for residency, where I completed training in PM&R at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Though I enjoy most aspects of physiatry, I have become adept at sports injury, ultrasound guidance, spine care, EMG testing, spasticity, and concussion management and have decided to make those areas the scope of my practice. As I was finishing residency, I was fortunate to meet Dr. Sarah Vlach here in Idaho Falls and realized that practicing physiatry with her at Eastern Idaho Spine, Sports, and Rehab Center was the perfect t for me. Myself, my wife, and our four children have lived here since July 2016 and love being able to enjoy the outdoors and be around so many wonderful people. We look forward to many more years in Eastern Idaho.
I have arthritis in my knees and needed a steroid injection. Dr. Hedin gave me the absolute BEST injection I have ever had. He is gentle, caring and a top notch physician. I highly recommend him for any procedure you need.