Doctors who work in the field of physical medicine – also known as physiatry – specialize in sports medicine, pain, injury, and rehabilitation.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists are experts in diagnosing sources of pain and direct non-surgical treatment to include exercise, physical therapy, medications, and targeted injections, including spine injections.

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist sees patients for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, hip and knee pain
  • Nerve problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Athletic performance consultations
  • Weight loss

The first thing we do is offer our clients a full evaluation to correctly diagnose the underlying problem. Depending on the nature of the illness or injury, this evaluation may encompass a physical exam, the use of X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or electrodiagnostics, such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). We’ll use all the resources at our disposal to reach the right medical conclusions, then talk with you about an individualized treatment plan.

In addition to offering occupational medicine and rehabilitation plans, our physiatrist provides numerous treatment options, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Medications
  • Regenerative medicine treatments (including PRP injections)
  • Trigger point injections
  • Spine injections
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

Although a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor will seek nonsurgical solutions whenever possible, if you need surgery, we will be sure to refer you to one of our expert surgeons for further evaluation.

When You Should Seek Treatment From a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician

We generally recommend seeking specialized medical care from a physiatrist in any of the following circumstances:

  • You have a nagging sports injury that is failing to improve
  • You’ve been in a work accident with ongoing pain or loss of function
  • You have back or neck pain that is failing to improve
  • You have nerve related pain
  • You have pain and are unsure where it is coming from
  • You want a second opinion regarding surgical vs. non-surgical options for your condition
  • You want to improve your overall health and athletic performance