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Physiatry

This branch of medicine is comprised of the related disciplines of physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine. Physiatrists are medical doctors that specialize in treating conditions and illnesses that affect the musculoskeletal system which is comprised of your muscles, ligaments, nerves, tendons and bones. One will often see a physiatrist for a more conservative treatment plan before seeking surgical means.

By employing a team of medical practitioners to aid in the healing and rehabilitation of a patient, physiatrists help their patients find relief from their pain, conditions and injuries while helping them restore their mobility, function and quality of . Our board-certified physiatrists are experts at administering the state-of-the-art electromyography diagnostic test (EMG). , our medical doctors work with our team of chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, ultrasound technicians, personal trainers, and massage therapists.

Often times, one will benefit from the care of a physiatrist at one point in their lives or another. Whether you’re suffering from neck or lower back pain from sitting hunched over at the desk all day, a prior sports injury that didn’t heal properly, or from conditions like sciatica, carpal tunnel, or osteoarthritis, we’re here to help.

Common Conditions that Physiatrists Diagnose and Treat include:
  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Torn ACL’s
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports Injuries
  • And much more

It would be beneficial to visit a physiatrist if:
  • You are experiencing pain that is limiting your mobility and function in your day-to-day
  • You have suffered an injury (sports-related, work-related, car accidents, etc.) that requires rehabilitation
  • You would like to make your run more efficient and productive while protecting the muscles, ligaments and tendons used during your run
  • You are seeking relief from minor or chronic pain
  • You would like to understand what is causing your pain and are seeking answers as to where it is coming from and what you can do about it

What should I expect during my first visit?

The initial consultation and evaluation with the medical doctor is critical them to obtain a full grasp of your condition and sets the foundation for building your most effective treatment plan. The doctor will go over your background and medical history. You may also be asked to perform a series of small exercises to determine the underlying cause of your pain and dysfunction. A clear understanding of the root cause and condition of your pain is imperative in formulating an effective treatment plan for you.