What we do

As physical rehabilitation physicians, we are nerve, muscle, bone and brain specialists who treat the whole person, not just symptoms. We treat patients who are experiencing medical problems that make it difficult for them to function at home, in the workplace or during recreational activities. We are experts at treating illness or injury non-surgically to decrease pain and restore maximum function.

What is a Physiatrist?

Physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are called "physiatrists". Physiatrists are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages in three major areas of medical care.

1. Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and pain syndromes
These include sports and/or work injuries to degenerative conditions as common as arthritis or low back pain.

2. Electrodiagnostic medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is the only specialty of medicine in which special training in electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies is required. These procedures are used for evaluation of various neurologic disorders.

3. Rehabilitation of patients with severe impairments
The physiatrist directs a comprehensive rehabilitation team of professionals that may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists and others. Physiatrists treat neurologic rehabilitation conditions including stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Many other disabling conditions such as amputations, multiple trauma, burns and sports injuries are treated as well.