J. Clay Rainer, M.D.

Dr. Clay Rainer is a respected Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) physician in the medical community. He attended Samford University for his undergraduate degree, then completed medical school and residency training at UAB (University of Alabama School of Medicine).

Dr. Rainer is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been in private practice since 2007. In 2012, Dr. Rainer opened Restoration Health on the Eastern Shore with the goal of helping patients stop their pain and start living their lives.

Dr. Rainer uses a multifaceted team approach to treat patients suffering from pain and/or functional deficits in the following areas: neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee and other joints, as well as from a variety of neuromuscular conditions. By using a systematic treatment plan after pinpointing an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Rainer’s goal is to give you your life, restored. 

“Our job as physiatrists is to identify the cause of the pain that is impacting our patients and find a way to heal it. Nothing could be more profound.”


  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation and Pain Mitigation
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Pain Assessment & Mitigation Strategy


  1. 10/12 – Present – Restoration Health of South Alabama – Private Practice Physician
  2. 08/09 – 09/12 – Bayside Orthopedics – Private Practice Physician
  3. 07/07 – 07-09 – Harbin Clinic – Private Practice Physician

University of Alabama School of MedicineMY EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

MD University of Alabama School of Medicine

Birmingham, Alabama, June 1999- June 2003

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spain Rehabilitation Center University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spain Rehabilitation Center July 2003 – June 2007

BS Samford University, Biology

Birmingham, Alabama, September 1995 – May 1999

Transitional Internship

Baptist Health Systems of Alabama, Montclair and Princeton Hospitals Baptist Health Systems of Alabama, Montclair and Princeton Hospitals  Birmingham, Alabama  July 2003- June 2004



Rainer, JC, Oleson, CV.

Rehabilitation in a Patient with Huntington’s Disease: A Case Report. Published as an abstract in 2006 American Journal of PMandR after poster presentation at annual AAP meeting March 1-4, 2006, Daytona Beach, FL.


Chen Y, Hunter GR, Rainer JC, Jackson AB.

Differences in resting energy expenditure between spinal cord injured and able-bodied women are explained by serum leptin. J Spinal Cord Med 2006 (in print). Accepted for oral presentation at the Global Spinal Cord Injury conference. June 24-28, 2006, Boston, MA.

Testimonials from happy patients.

” I had the opportunity to be treated by Dr. Rainer following a referral from my primary care physician. It is intimidating to go to a specialist, and quite frankly, I didn’t want to go. But within minutes of meeting Dr. Rainer, I felt comfortable and very confident in his abilities. He was able to help me with my rehabilitation, and genuinely cared about he outcome of  my treatments.”

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Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

 102 Greentree Lane

Foley, Alabama 36535

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