A doctor who specializes in physical medicine. This person assesses and treats diseases and injuries with exercise, massage, heat and light, and drugs appropriate to therapy (pain medications, for example).
a physician specialist whose expertise is managing the problems of patients with physical disabilities from musculo-skeletal, neuromuscular and cardiovascular disorders such as neck and back pain, stroke, amputation, head injury and spinal cord injury
A medical doctor with advanced training in physical medicine. These physicians have a primary focus on helping people regain lost function or prevent future loss of function. Physiatrists may be instrumental for a range of patients that have lost function including (but not limited to): the injured worker or athlete, a patient with chronic pain, neurologic condition, or other musculoskeletal impairment.
Pronounced Fizz ee at' rist. A physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Some physiatrists are experts in neurologic rehabilitation, trained to diagnose and treat disabling conditions. The physiatrist examines the patient to assure that medical issues are addressed; provides appropriate medical information to the patient, family members and members of the treatment team. The physiatrist follows the patient closely throughout treatment and oversees the patient's rehabilitation program.
A medical doctor who has completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A specialist in rehabilitation and outpatient non-operative orthopedic musculoskeletal care. Board certification is given by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
(pronounced Fizz ee at' rist): A physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. A physiatrist is an expert in neurologic rehabilitation, trained to diagnose and treat disabling conditions. A physiatrist examines an individual upon admission to a program to assure that medical issues are addressed, provides medical information to the person, family and treatment team and oversees a person's rehabilitation program.
A doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and management of injuries and diseases causing pain, loss of function, and disability. Treatment plans often include the use of exercise, massage, heat, electricity (TENS), relaxation techniques, splints and braces, and local injections to relieve pain.
A physician who is specialized in rehabilitative medicine. He/she assists in the evaluation of the patient and performs EMG's and various injections. Based upon the physical exam and test results, he/she makes recommendations to the Spine Team regarding a non-surgical approach to the patient's treatment plan.