Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
What is a Physiatrist?
Physiatrists are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect one’s ability to function. They are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).
- Diagnose and treat pain
- Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
- Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
- Provide non-surgical treatments
The focus is on the development of a comprehensive program for recovery without surgery. Physiatrists pinpoint the source of an ailment then design a specific treatment plan for that condition. By providing an appropriate treatment plan, physiatrists physicians help patients stay as active as possible.
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