Physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry, is a medical specialty that aims to restore the functional ability of individuals suffering from physical impairments caused by disease or injury. These impairments can not only impact mobility, but also affect an individual’s quality of life.

Specializing in Treatment of

  • Amputations/Prosthetics
  • Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Neck Pain and Nerve Pain
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Work Related Injury

When a person is physically impaired by injury or disease they need the medical expertise of an experienced physiatrist and rehabilitation team to restore their mobility and see actual results. Physiatrists are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries and illnesses affecting movement. They apply their expertise to develop a comprehensive, rehabilitation treatment program for restoring optimal function without surgery. For over two decades, PM&R physicians have been providing care for a person’s physical, social and emotional needs after injury or disease. Our interdisciplinary team may include professionals such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, urologists and non-physician health care professionals such as neuropsychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and social workers. The team works closely to coordinate and monitor a patient’s progress and care throughout their lifetime.

Spasticity Treatment

Many patients with chronic disability as a result of neurological trauma or diseases develop spasticity or muscle over-activity and tightness. PM&R physicians offer patients with spasticity:

  • Individualized treatment
  • Therapies to improve function
  • Treatment of generalized and focal spasticity
  • Treatment with oral medications and injectable medications
  • Works in conjunction with orthopedics and neurosurgery
  • Assessments for treatment with intrathecal medication pumps and selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Use of botulinum toxin and phenol injections


Spinal cord surgery patient Alexander Harris

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