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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) treat conditions that affect how your body functions as a whole.
You may be recovering from the effects of a stroke or spinal cord injury, or perhaps you have arthritis or a sports injury. You may have been through weeks of physical therapy and still feel immobilized due to your hip or back pain. This is when physical medicine and rehabilitation can step in and optimize your ability to function comfortably and restore your quality of life.
Our team provides integrated care and treatment for conditions related to muscles, bones and brain. The following tools are used to help patients comfortably recover from the effects of immobilizing conditions and increase their overall ability to function.
Using advanced orthopedic devices and prostheses, our physiatrists are able to:
- Support and correct the function of an injured part of the body.
- Treat and prevent all types of chronic pain.
- Help amputee patients strengthen the necessary muscles to increase function with their device.
Did you know?
A poorly designed workspace can cause and aggravate chronic pain. Our team will evaluate your posture and position at work and provide recommendations for an ergonomic, physically appropriate work environment. Using adaptive equipment in the office, home, car and elsewhere can make a huge difference when it comes to pain relief.
When physical medicine and rehabilitation is unable to provide adequate pain relief or improve functioning, a surgical approach may be recommended. Visit our areas of expertise for more information on surgical treatment options.
“ I am sensitive to the complex interactions of the body and the mind when working through a condition that involves the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. I have years of additional training both in the research lab and clinically with patients, specifically in the field of orthopedic biomechanics, pain management and sports medicine.”
- Douglas Chang, MD, PhD
Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation