Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) have a broad range of knowledge including the musculoskeletal, neurological, rheumatological and cardiovascular systems, and practice in a variety of clinical settings.
Outpatient physiatrists manage nonsurgical conditions including orthopaedic injuries, spine-related pain and dysfunction, occupational injuries and overuse syndromes, neurogenic bowel/bladder, pressure sore management, spasticity management, and chronic pain.
Inpatient physiatrists commonly address spinal cord injury, brain injury (traumatic and non-traumatic), stroke, multiple sclerosis, polio, burn care, musculoskeletal, and pediatric PM&R, and work collaboratively with social workers and other allied health therapists (e.g., physical, occupational and speech) to manage these issues.
Physiatrists also provide electrodiagnostic medicine evaluations for nerve and muscle conditions, which often involve symptoms of weakness, tingling, and/or burning pain. Common conditions evaluated by this test include peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve trauma, and radiculopathy (radiating neck and back pain).
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic and Sports Medicine Program
We offer a wide spectrum of services dedicated to managing various disabilities and assisting patients to reach their maximal functional outcome. Our Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic offers you the latest innovative non-surgical treatments for pain from sports-related injuries to chronic overuse injuries. Our doctors are highly experienced in using ultrasound-guided, minimally-invasive treatments to relieve pain from tendon and joint injuries. Our Sports Medicine Program offers a complete range of outpatient services focusing on nonsurgical care of injuries related to exercise and sport such as:
- Ankle, foot
- Achilles tendon
- Hand, wrist, elbow
- Hamstring tear, pull
- Muscle tears, strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Running/repetitive injury
- Stress fractures
We are dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of America’s sons and daughters recovering from injuries sustained in service. Our peer visitation program offers guidance and emotional support to individuals with a recent amputation or those expecting amputation. Our Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) is a state-of-the-art facility where service members, retirees and family members use sophisticated prosthetics and cutting-edge athletic equipment to move from injury to independence.