Ai Mukai, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Ai Mukai, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine
Austin, TX 78704 (5 other locations)
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About Dr. Ai Mukai MD

Dr. Ai Mukai, MD is a doctor primarily located in Austin, TX, with other offices in Austin, TX and Austin, TX(and 4 other locations). She has 17 years of experience. Her

Dr. Mukai has received 5 awards.


Dr. Ai Mukai has 6 locations

Texas Orthopedics Sports And Rehabilitation Associates 3755 S Capital Of Texas Hwy Ste 160 Austin, TX 78704
Texas Orthopedics 911 W 38th St Ste 300 Austin, TX 78705
Texas Orthopedics Sports And Rehabilitation Associates 4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759
Texas Orthopedic 3755 S Capital Of Texas Hwy # 1 Austin, TX 78704
Texas Orthopedics Sports And Rehabilitation Associates 1701 N US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654
Texas Orthopedics Sports And Rehabilitation Associates 101 MEDICAL PKWY LAKEWAY, TX 78738


Dr. Ai Mukai has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Medicine

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Ai Mukai has the following 12 expertise

  • Injury
  • Radiculopathy
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Neck Pain
  • Surgery Recovery
  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Chronic Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Nerve Damage


5 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (1)

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.


17 Years Experience

Northwestern University Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, IL


University of California Los Angeles


Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Medical School

Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

Graduated in 2004

Dr. Ai Mukai Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Ai Mukai

Thank you for your interest in Texas Orthopedics. I wanted to take the opportunity to explain a little about my philosophy and style. I am a Physiatrist, or a physician who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Since I am not a surgeon, my focus is on getting people better without surgery. I also know when my patients should go to surgery and I try to explain why when those situations come up. I am blessed to have many surgical specialists in the group so when you do need surgery, I know who I should send you to for that body part or procedure. My main goal is to focus on what you want to be able to do in your life – whether it is playing with your children or being able to play golf without as much pain, I am here to help you attain your goals. I believe that you deserve to learn what is going on in your body so you can make the best decision for you. What is right for one patient may not be right for another. I want you to choose how aggressive or conservative you want to be and want you to help me decide on the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Part of the team approach is also working with other physicians. I make sure that your primary care doctors and other relevant specialists are “in the loop” about your condition and how we are treating it. I try to use as little medications for as short a time period as possible because of potential interactions and side effects. The most important part in treating muscle, bone, and nerve conditions is to make the correct diagnosis. I spend most of my time during your first visit listening to your history and performing a good physical exam. I augment that information with xrays and advanced imaging like MRIs as needed. I am lucky to have x-ray and MRI facilities available at Texas Orthopedics, which allows me to communicate with the radiology technician to get the most helpful information possible. I also provide injections in the office and injections at the surgery center under special x-ray guidance. The injections under xray are reserved for injections that need special attention and care like ones near the spine, and for situations when the diagnosis is unclear. I routinely examine people under x-ray to identify the painful area before injecting them if the diagnosis is unclear. I also use diagnostic testing like EMG/NCS, which is a test to see how well your muscles and nerves are working to give you information about the severity and location of the injury. I believe strongly in individualized care and my physical therapists also feel the same way. I like working with the therapists at Texas Orthopedics because they are passionate about what they do and we are in constant dialogue about how to best treat a patient. I see this as a team effort in trying to evaluate you properly and treating you the best way we know how – so you get better in the shortest amount of time possible. I don’t believe in protocols and “cookie cutter approach” for physical therapy. Many patients have told me that although they have had PT elsewhere, they were able to get better more quickly with our therapists. I frequently tell my patients that finding the right therapist, or the right physician for that matter, is like dating. You have to be able to trust the each other and get something positive out of the relationship. I hope that I am able to help you play an active role in healing yourself, and I thank you for considering me as your physician.

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