A general Physiatrist, also known as rehabilitation medicine specialist, dedicates efforts to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all types of disabilities related to the brain, nerves, bones and muscles. Our Physiatrists use a multi-faceted, team-based approach to care that focuses on a patient’s medical condition from every aspect of their life, including their role in the workplace, home and everyday activities. These doctors are often the first stop for orthopedic issues.
General physiatry combines physical therapy and pain treatments to help patients avoid surgery. Clinical goals of physiatry include maximizing physical function, decrease or eliminate pain, facilitate independence, and improve the quality of life for those suffering with a disability, chronic pain and physical impairments. The types of disabilities that are seen range from simple to complex. Examples include muscle dystrophies, amputations, palsy conditions and orthopedic trauma recovery.