Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Overview

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. Their goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance. They often design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of the rehabilitation provider’s medical team. This medical team might include other physicians and health professionals, such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. By providing an appropriate treatment plan, rehabilitation providers help patients stay as active as possible at any age. Their broad medical expertise allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime.

Our providers treat a variety of conditions. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Head and neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pain after orthopaedic/spine surgery
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Cancer pain
  • Complex Pain Syndrome

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation providers aim to:

  • Restore maximum function secondary to loss from injury, illness or disabling condition
  • Maximize quality of life
  • Provide non-surgical treatments such as joint, soft tissue and spine injections
  • Lead a team of medical professionals such as physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Expertly diagnose and treat pain
  • Work not only on treatment and function, but also prevention
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area