Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, enhances and restores functional ability and quality of life for people with physical impairments and disabilities affecting muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, brain and spinal cord. The goals of treatment are to maximize independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.

A physician trained is this field is called a physiatrist.  There are many ways in which a physiatrist could help you, here are just a few:

  • If you have been in an accident or you have an injury or chronic condition such as arthritis that has left you with pain or limited function.
  • You are contemplating or recovering from surgery, you have an illness or treatment for an illness that has diminished your energy or ability to move easily.
  • You have problems related to nerve damage, repetitive nerve injury, or back problems.

Diagnosis and treatment in physical medicine includes physician evaluation, treatment in physical therapy, and referrals for radiologic studies and other specialties.  Contact us online for more information on how Medical Rehabilitation Centers of PA can help.