Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty that emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of people disabled by disease, disorder or injury. It is one of the newer subspecialty areas of medicine that manages a diversity of conditions involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, focusing on function, independence, and quality of life.
When a debilitating illness, condition or injury causes you to have challenges with mobility or activities of daily living, a physiatrist can work with you to help restore your function. If you are dealing with a neurological or orthopedic disorder such as a stroke or back injury, it is important to know that Summit Pacific offers expert care from a highly trained physiatrist. Physiatrists maximize what a patient can do and assist the patient in adapting to what they cannot. You should consider seeing a physiatrist when weakness or disability are preventing you from achieving your desired level of independence. Following your visit, our physiatrist will offer a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.
Conditions we Treat
Our provider treats patients who are recovering from illnesses and injuries such as:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Non-surgical management of back, knee or shoulder problems
- Balance disorders
- Other Neurological conditions causing loss of function
- Lifestyle medicine, focusing on maximizing wellness through diet and exercise