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Why Physiatry?

Our Physicians

help you restore function

and maximize performance

In a nutshell, Physiatrists specialize in restoring movement and function without surgery. They are specialized, board certified physicians: muscle, nerve, and joint experts who treat problems that affect how you move. They strive to maximize your performance no matter what your age or circumstances, using innovative non-surgical techniques.

Physiatrists are experts in diagnosing and treating various joint problems, back and neck pain, leg pain, weakness, and numbness. They get specialized training in: nerve and muscle function, physical exam techniques, biomechanics, gait analysis, bracing and prosthetics, and pain management.

In the 1940’s, The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledged Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as a unique specialty, filling the gap between orthopaedics, neurology, and general medicine. Today, the benefits of Physiatry, with their focus on function and non-surgical care, are fueling strong demand from the very frail to the very athletic.

  • Are medical doctors who help people move
  • Focus on non-surgical care and rehabilitation
  • Look at the whole person, not just the symptom, including biological, psychological and social issues
  • Emphasize a team approach
  • Are expert diagnosticians
  • Collaborate with other team providers to promote patient health and prevent future injury
  • May work either in a in-patient (hospital) or out-patient (office) setting
Physiatrists treat patients for many issues, including
  • Sports injuries
  • Back, neck, hip, knee pain
  • Sciatica
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Walking problems
  • Carpal-tunnel