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.