Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
At one time or another during life, almost everybody encounters an injury or condition that causes pain or affects the way they normally function. That’s why physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle, and bone experts. They treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move and are skilled at diagnosing and treating pain.
The board-certified physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist) at Manhattan Medical takes special care to treat the whole patient not just their problem area. Her goal is to restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling condition.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
While the physiatrist provides several physical medicine and rehabilitation services, below are the most common:
• Cardiac rehabilitation
• Electromyograms (EMG study)
• Non-surgical treatments
• Physical therapy
• Diagnosis and treatment for whiplash and car accident injuries
• Work strengthening
• Diagnosis and treatment for workers compensation injuries
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conditions
There are several reasons why a person would visit a physiatrist. Most commonly people have had an accident, injury or chronic condition that caused ongoing pain or limited function. Other people need the assistance of a physiatrist to make a complete recovery from surgery. Some have chronic pain from an illness, stroke, arthritis, and repetitive stress injury and benefit from a tailored rehabilitation and pain management program to function optimally despite their condition. Occasionally some people have life changes such as childbirth or menopause that created new challenges for their physical function. For all these reasons and more, most people can benefit from a relationship with a physiatrist that can help them overcome physical pain and limitations to live life to its fullest.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with an illness that causes limited movement or pain or if are having a difficult time moving optimally, please call Manhattan Medical today to schedule an appointment with our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist.
A. Podhorodecki, MD