The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department helps restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. Physical medicine physicians, called “physiatrists,” (pronounced fizz ee at' trists) provide compassionate inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care that considers the needs, abilities and objectives of each patient.
Individual treatment plans include modalities for pain, including trigger point, joint or burse injections; therapeutic exercise to improve function; use of braces and/or other assistive devices; as well as helping patients understand the condition and providing tools and resources to manage that condition.
Physiatrists see patients who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, or other neurologic or physical impairment resulting in loss of function or pain. In addition, they treat patients with any of the following conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Joint pain and arthritis
- Low and neck back pain including disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis and radiculopathy
- Muscle pain syndromes
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Neuromuscular problems including complications of multiple sclerosis, spasticity and gait problems
- Pinched nerves including sciatica and radiculopathy
- Sports injuries