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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry)

Also known as physiatry, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a branch of medicine devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and other disorders that may produce temporary or permanent impairment and associated disability. PM&R focuses on restoring function to people with conditions ranging from physical mobility limitations to those with complex cognitive impairments. Physiatry is patient-centered care to maximize function, mobility and independence.

Good Shepherd’s physiatrists provide care for a broad spectrum of disorders, including major multi-trauma, traumatic brain injury, stroke, amputation and spinal cord injury.

How Can a Physiatrist Help?

Physiatrists maximize what a patient can do and assist the patient in adapting to what he or she cannot. A physiatrist consultation is appropriate when pain, weakness or disability is preventing a patient from achieving their desired level of independence.

Physiatry Services

  • Functional evaluation and treatment of neurological conditions like stroke, spasticity, neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-acute rehabilitation of orthopedic patients (trauma and joint replacements)
  • Ambulatory dysfunction
  • Pain management with medications, joint costicosteroid injections and/or trigger point injections
  • Equipment needs evaluation (assistive devices and orthotics)

Good Shepherd Physiatrists

For more information or to request an appointment, call 1-888-44-REHAB or fill out the form below.

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