Cara C. Prideaux, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Cara Prideaux, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rochester, Minnesota location. She specializes in care of athletes and individuals with musculoskeletal pain. Her background includes volunteer service with High School and University sports teams, and research on concussion.

Dr. Prideaux has presented on many Physical Medicine topics across the United States. Her areas of interest are centralized around athletes, athletes with disabilities, and generalized sports medicine, however she is knowledgeable on many musculoskeletal subjects. Some of the topics she has spoken on include:

  • Wrestlers with Limb Deficiencies
  • Neurovascular Injuries in Athletes
  • Concussions in Female Athletes
  • Management of Concussions in School Sports

Along with her clinical practice, Dr. Prideaux is an important part of the PM&R Resident and Fellowship training program. She has been a continuous resource for one-on-one training, instructing the next generation of Physiatrists. Starting as Program Director in 2022, she is an integral part of curriculum development for the PM&R Residency Program.

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. ACL injury
  3. Arthritis
  4. Arthropathy
  5. Axial spondyloarthritis
  6. Back pain
  7. Baker's cyst
  8. Biceps tendinitis
  9. Bursitis
  10. Cervical herniated disc
  11. Cervical myelopathy
  12. Cervical pain
  13. Cervical radiculopathy
  14. Cervical spinal stenosis
  15. Cervical spondylosis
  16. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
  17. Discogenic back pain
  18. Frozen shoulder
  19. Functional limitations
  20. Gait unsteadiness
  21. Golfer's elbow
  22. Hamstring injury
  23. Herniated disk
  24. Hip arthritis
  25. Hip impingement
  26. Hip labral tear
  27. Hip tendinitis
  28. Hip tendon tear
  29. Hyperextended knee
  30. Knee arthritis
  31. Knee bursitis
  32. Knee disorder
  33. Knee pain
  34. Kyphosis
  35. Lumbar herniated disc
  36. Lumbar pain
  37. Lumbar radiculopathy
  38. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  39. Lumbar spondylosis
  40. Medial collateral ligament sprain
  41. Myelopathy
  42. Neck pain
  43. Osteoarthritis
  44. Osteopenia
  45. Osteoporosis
  46. Patellar tendinitis
  47. Plantar fasciitis
  48. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  49. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  50. Radiculopathy
  51. Rotator cuff injury
  52. Rotator cuff tear
  53. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy
  54. Rotator cuff tendinitis
  55. Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  56. Sciatica
  57. Separated shoulder
  58. Shoulder arthritis
  59. Shoulder disorder
  60. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  61. Spinal pain
  62. Spondylolisthesis
  63. Spondylolysis
  64. Sports injury
  65. Sprain
  66. Sprained ankle
  67. Stenosis
  68. Swollen knee
  69. Tendinitis
  70. Tendinopathy
  71. Tendinosis
  72. Tendon pain
  73. Tennis elbow
  74. Thoracic radiculopathy
  75. Torn meniscus
  1. Back pain management
  2. Back pain therapy
  3. Exercise therapy
  4. Joint examination
  5. Musculoskeletal exam
  6. Outpatient clinical consultation
  7. Physical examination
  8. Rehabilitation therapy
  9. Sport specific rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine
  • Concussion in athletes
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound examination
  • Back pain in athletes
  • Athletes with disabilities
  • Female athletes
  • Pharmacologic Intervention in Acute Concussion
  • Medical Education
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2012
    Fellow - Sports MedicineUniversity of Utah
  2. 2011
    Chief Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2011
    Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2008
    Internship - Internal MedicineMercy Medical Center/University of Maryland
  5. 2007
    MD - MedicineSchool of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  6. 2002
    BA - BiologyUniversity of Colorado

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 2012
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Mayo Clinic patient philanthropic giftDepartment of Development
  2. 2013
    CTSA Early Stage Investigator AwardResearch Resources, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  3. 2011
    Earl Elkins Mayo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident AwardMayo Clinic
  4. 2007
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical School HonorUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine
  5. 2002
    Diversity ScholarshipUniversity of Colorado
  6. 2002
    Undergraduate, Chancellor's Recognition AwardUniversity of Colorado

Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - present
    Assistant Program DirectorPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2014 - present
    PM&R Residency Clinical Competency Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  3. 2014 - present
    Advisor to StudentsMayo Medical School Advisory Program
  4. 2013 - present
    MemberWellness Champion Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  5. 2013
    AuthorCare Process Model on Concussion (Pediatric), Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2012 - present
    MemberDepartment Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  7. 2010 - 2011
    MemberPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  8. 2008 - 2012
    MemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  9. 2008 - 2011
    MemberMayo Rehabilitation Unit Consumer Advisory Council, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  10. 2008 - 2011
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  11. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  12. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  13. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  14.  
    ContributorMayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees