About Us & What We Do
A physiatrist is a doctor who treats medical conditions
that cause pain or limit function. Also called physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, physiatrists provide a full spectrum of care – from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation – to restore maximum health and quality of life.
Physiatrists listen to their patients and work with them to develop a customized course of treatment. This may include one or several non-surgical treatments:
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Assistive Devices (brace, artificial limb, etc.)
- Heat, Cold and Traction Therapies
If surgery is necessary, physiatrists work with patients and their surgeons beforehand, and coordinate their care afterward. Physiatrists help patients achieve a successful recovery by working with other physicians, such as neurologists and orthopaedic surgeons, and health professionals, like physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and psychologists.
Restoring Maximum Function
Physiatrists treat conditions of the bones, muscles, joints, brain, and nervous system, which can affect other systems of the body and limit a person’s ability to function.