Treating biomechanical disorders and injuries with physical means such as manipulation, heat, electricity, or radiation rather than surgery.
Physiatrist Vs. Physical Therapist
It’s a common misconception that Physiatrists and Physical Therapists are the same. Physiatrists are physicians who have completed medical school plus four years of residency training. Physiatrists guide a skilled team of professionals to execute the treatment plan that is created following diagnosis. They play a vital role in optimizing outcomes and function early and throughout the continuum of patient care.
Specialty Pain Treatments
Intercostal Nerve Blocks
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections
Diagnostic Lumbar Discography
Stellate Ganglion Block
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injections
Thoracic Medial Branch Blocks
Why Choose Us
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians are also known as Physiatrists. Here's how they are different.
- Treat patients of all ages
- Focus treatment on function
- Have a broad medical expertise that allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime
- Diagnose and treat pain as a result of an injury, illness, or disabling condition
- Determine and lead a treatment/prevention plan
- Lead a team of medical professionals, which may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physician extenders to optimize patient care
- Work with other physicians, which may include primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and many others.
- Treat the whole person, not just the problem area