What is a Physiatrist and Physiatry Medicine?

A physiatrist (pronounced fizz-ee-at’ trist) is a medical physician who specializes in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatry is a specialized branch of medicine that addresses problems that touch upon all major systems in the body, using aggressive rehabilitation to promote the restoration of maximum function to people with problems ranging from simply physical mobility to complex cognitive functions.

Why should I see a Physiatrist?

Our physiatrists for both inpatient and outpatient services have subspecialties certified in Brain Injury Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Neuromuscular Medicine; Pain Medicine; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Cord Injury Medicine; and Sports Medicine.

Our Physiatrists

By taking the whole body into account, physiatrists can accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance taking a more conservative approach.

Our physiatrists work very closely with the entire care team for a patient including physical/occupational/speech therapists, nurses and technicians to ensure a thoughtful, customized patient-centered design focused on the individual.

Physiatrists like ours use their knowledge of a person’s musculoskeletal, neurological, rheumatological, and cardiovascular systems to help patients manage their disability, illness or chronic pain.

Our outpatient physiatrists assist patients in managing various conditions including orthopaedic and neurological injuries/conditions; spine-related pain and dysfunction; occupational injuries; and overuse syndromes.

Services include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Concussion Medicine
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Evaluation and Consultation
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Fluoroscopic Spinal Injections – Cervical and Lumbar
  • Independent Medical Exams (IMEs) and Disability Ratings
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non-operative Treatment for – back, neck, knees, shoulders, feet
  • Pre-and-Post Surgical Management
  • Record reviews covering treatment recommendations, length of treatment
  • Regenerative Medicine

Physiatry services are available at the following locations:

Washington, D.C.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Virginia

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