Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists restore and improve people's physical ability with impairments or disabilities affecting the brain and musculoskeletal system.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wellstar
Wellstar’s physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, also called physiatrists, help people with disabilities and other impairments of the brain, spine, nervous system, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons to regain and even improve mobility so they can achieve their best quality of life.
Rehabilitation medicine doctors create patient-centered treatment plans for patients of all ages, ranging from infants to seniors. Maximizing function is the goal for patients with conditions such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other conditions that affect the ability to perform activities of daily living.
Physiatrists work with a team of experts in outpatient and inpatient clinics to identify the most effective therapy quickly. They often collaborate with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and other specialists as well as primary care health providers, physical therapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists.
Physical medicine specialists help patients improve with a variety of non-surgical treatments focused on pain management and functional movement.
What we treat
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Non-traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Chronic pain that results in loss of mobility