medical specialty also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (curing of medical symptoms by natural methods, such as physical therapy, exercise, heat/cold, etc.
A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in physical medicine, which is the curing of injuries and disease by natural methods. Measures that are used include physical therapy, massage, exercise, light and heat.
This physician specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, prescribing physical methods of treatment to help patients return to a full lifestyle after injury or illness.
Physical-medicine and rehabilitation specialist who evaluates patients whose functional abilities have been impaired, and coordinates their treatment.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as rehabilitation medicine or physiatry, deals with diagnosing, evaluating and treating patients with problems involving their musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiovascular or other body systems.