Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If you have an injury or illness that affects how you move, you can benefit from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at AOA Orthopedic Specialists. We treat a wide range of disabilities, from sore shoulders, sports injuries to spinal cord disorders. We also help restore function to people with a variety of physical mobility limitations. Our focus is on developing a patient specific program to help you move more freely again.
What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?
PM&R, also known as physiatry, is a branch of medicine devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that may produce temporary or permanent impairment and functional disability. Our physicians will use approaches such as physical therapy which sometimes can be combined with medication and injections. Our PM&R physicians are nerve, muscle, bone and joint experts. They are specialty board certified physicians, treating patients of all ages, both children and adults, primarily in five areas of medical care:
Acute and chronic pain syndromes, including the diagnosis and treatment of sports and work injuries
Back and neck pain disorders
Degenerative conditions such as arthritis
Nerve pain and injuries
What to expect
Once you start treatment, you will be under the care of our PM&R physicians. You can expect them to:
Diagnose and treat pain
Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
Provide non-surgical treatments
Administer injections such as sympathetic nerve blocks
Explain your medical problems and treatment/prevention plan