Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

physiatrist with patient

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

Specialties include:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Stroke 
  • Brain injury
  • Congenital neuromuscular
  • Sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders 
  • Electromyography
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Spasticity management
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Management of amputees and amputation

Programs include:

  • Back pain evaluation
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation services
  • Electrodiagnosis program
  • Pain rehabilitation program
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

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