Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
UK Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation helps patients who have severe neurological or musculoskeletal impairments. Our goal is to restore each patient to their highest possible level of medical, psychological, social and vocational function. A multidisciplinary team approach is used in all aspects of care.
Patients will be treated by a physiatrist, a specially-trained physician.
What's a Physiatrist?
Physiatrists (say "fih-zee-AT-rists") are medical doctors who specialize in helping people regain function after surgery, a stroke, or an injury. They may also help people who have issues such as controlling pain or regaining strength. Physiatrists are also called physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors.
A physiatrist often leads a team of health professionals that may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers, all of whom work together to improve a person's recovery.
Physiatrists can be board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Specialties & Programs
- Back pain
- Brain injury
- Congenital neuromuscular
- Sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Spasticity management
- Spinal cord injury
- Management of amputees and amputation
- Back pain evaluation
- Comprehensive rehabilitation services
- Electrodiagnosis program
- Pain rehabilitation program
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Stroke rehabilitation