Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

What is Physical Medicine?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry, enhances and restores functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Physical medicine emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the nerves, muscles and bones.

What is a Physical Medicine Physician?

A physician who has completed training in physician medicine is referred to as a physiatrist. Physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues and nervous system.