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Ilya Igolnikov, MD


Back, Neck, Physiatry, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spine, Sports Medicine


Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Medicine


Dr. Ilya Igolnikov is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with extensive fellowship training in the spine as well as sports musculoskeletal medicine. Available to see patients in Boulder, Dr. Igolnikov specializes in providing compassionate, experienced care for a wide array of spine, joint, and musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

After completing an internal medicine internship at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, New York, Dr. Igolnikov underwent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Temple University and MossRehab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went on to complete additional training after his residency through a fellowship in spine and sports musculoskeletal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Spine Center.

Garnering experience from his time as an athletic trainer and personal trainer as well as from his own athletic endeavors, Dr. Igolnikov has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and injuries athletes can face. His vast experiences aid him in accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating a multitude of musculoskeletal problems as well as in helping athletes continue to perform at their best.


  • Electrodiagnostic and nerve conduction studies
  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Diagnostic neuromuscular ultrasound
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar epidural injections
  • Cervical and lumbar radiofrequency ablations
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine procedures (PRP, MSC, lipoaspirate)
  • Tenotomies, including Tenex®


  • Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and Biochemistry: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Internal Medicine Internship: Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: Temple University/MossRehab, Philadelphia, PA
  • Spine and Sports Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Penn Spine Center, Philadelphia, PA


In his free time, Dr. Igolnikov enjoys keeping active by doing CrossFit as well as Alpine skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and trail running.

“I saw Dr. Igolnikov for severe low back and leg pain. After X-rays, he explained everything clearly, answered all my questions compassionately and clearly, and had excellent suggestions for treatment moving forward. I would give him a zillion stars with gratitude if possible.”
– Maria N.
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