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Innovative Physiatry/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—Another Way We Help You Emerge Stronger

At EmergeOrtho, we understand how frustrating it is when your orthopedic injuries impair your active lifestyle. We know that getting back to enjoying the things you did before your accident, injury, or illness is your top priority. It’s ours, as well.

The physicians at EmergeOrtho are committed to restoring your comprehensive orthopedic health; and we have the skills, expertise, and medical resources to accomplish this goal. Most importantly, we have the most dedicated and qualified team of specialists, including our team of physiatrists. Also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, EmergeOrtho physiatrists are board certified by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

If you’re asking “where can I find a qualified physiatrist in my area,” EmergeOrtho is your answer.

What is a physiatrist and what do they do?

Physiatrists, or rehab medicine physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries and illnesses that affect how you move. Physiatrists are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Specifically, physiatrists:

  • Diagnose and treat pain.
  • Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness, or disabling conditions.
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area.
  • Lead a team of medical and rehab professionals.
  • Provide non-surgical treatments.
  • Explain your medical problems and treatment/prevention plan.

The job of a physiatrist is to treat any disability resulting from disease or injury, from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together after injury or disease – without surgery.

Physiatrists take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the solution. They then design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patient themselves or with the help of the physiatrist’s medical team. This medical team might include other physicians and health professionals, such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists. By providing an appropriate treatment plan, physiatrists help patients stay active as possible at any age. The broad medical expertise allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime.

Whether you have a chronic orthopedic condition, have experienced a traumatic accident, or are suffering from a particular illness, we recommend consulting with one of our physiatrists/PM&R specialists as part of your comprehensive treatment plan.

Physiatrists treat many regions of the body, including:

  • Nerves
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Brain
  • Spinal cord

We treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

Our specialists perform the following treatments:

Cost/Insurance

We accept most insurance policies and even offer self-pay options. Please visit our finance and billing pages.

Contact Us

If you have questions about care at EmergeOrtho or would like to schedule an appointment with a PMR doctor, please contact us today.

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Locations

  • Apex
  • Arden - Fletcher
  • Brier Creek
  • Burlington
  • Chapel Hill
  • Clayton
  • Durham
  • Greensboro-Signature Place
  • Jacksonville
  • Leland – Brunswick Forest
  • Lenoir
  • Morganton
  • Oxford
  • Raleigh
  • Shallotte
  • Smithfield
  • Southpoint
  • Wake Forest–Wakefield
  • Wilmington - Porters Neck
  • Wilmington - Shipyard
  • Wilson

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W

EMERGEORTHO PATIENT

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M

EMERGEORTHO PATIENT

A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and occupational therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.

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