Marjorie Maye Mamsaang, DO
Dr. Marjorie Maye Mamsaang is a trained Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with a strong focus on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, and the treatment of musculoskeletal health issues related to pelvic pain. After she received her undergraduate degree in genetics at UC Davis, Dr. Mamsaang attended the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She achieved her D.O. and went on to intern at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA and complete her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami. Dr. Mamsaang’s lifelong love of sports led her to pursue a Primary Sports Medicine Fellowship at Nova Southeastern University before joining the staff at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine’s Miami office in 2020.
The pelvis is such a central part of the body, and it can affect and be affected by the other pieces of the anatomy in a number of ways. Coming from a background in osteopathic medicine, Dr. Mamsaang believes in the importance of finding full-body treatments for pain issues. An avid athlete herself who has played rugby, she understands how frustrating it can be to deal with pain and dysfunction that prevents you from competing and enjoying the activities you love. She has offered her services in sports medicine coverage for numerous athletic competitions, including collegiate sports events, high school football games, and mixed martial arts tournaments. Additionally, she has a podcast created along with close friends in residency called PMR Lady Docs for physiatry board review, lifestyle, and health.
Outside of her work with patients, Dr. Mamsaang is a self-described foodie who loves eating, baking, and trying new recipes. She is also a major baseball fan who loves cheering on her San Francisco Giants.
Get To Know Your Doctor
Why did you become a doctor?
I’ve been kind of a science nerd since I was young, and I’ve always been interested in the way that the body works. Having been into sports for most of my life, I was naturally attracted to musculoskeletal medicine and helping people work their way through rehab so they can get back to doing what they love.
What are the goals of your approach/treatment/program?
I really believe in a full-body approach to treatment, not just addressing the individual symptoms but getting to know the patient personally to learn what their hopes and expectations are. I understand how much being able to be active matters to my patients and place a strong emphasis on getting them as close to full function as possible.
What is your approach to pelvic pain?
Patience, trust, and openness are key. I’ve seen many patients who are in pain but have been told by other doctors in the past that nothing is wrong, and I know how frustrating it is to feel like you’re not being heard. Really listening to my patients is at the core of my treatment philosophy.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Above all, I love interacting personally with my patients and helping them get positive results. I also enjoy the teaching aspect of medicine, helping people learn how to take care of their bodies and empowering them to take control of their own health and wellness.
What’s something you would like people to know about pelvic health?
Pelvic pain disorders are real. They cause real problems and they also have real solutions. If you’ve been told that your pain is just in your head or there’s nothing that can be done about it, just know that isn’t true.
How would you define patient care?
Patient care requires a relationship between the doctor and the patient where they identify the problem together. It should feel like a real partnership, with the patient in control of their own decisions and treatment.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
At Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine, we look at things differently. We consider the patient as a whole person, and we focus on the pelvic region because it’s the central core of your body. The pelvis is one of the primary regions in your body that helps your muscles, nerves, organs, ligaments and bones work together as a unified organism.