Maryland Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a medical specialist in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or PM&R This medical specialty focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illness that cause temporary or permanent impairment and disability. Physiatrists provide integrated care in the treatment of conditions related to the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, and bones. These conditions can be painful and impair your mobility, self-care skills, ability to work, participate in recreational activities, and fulfill some of your family and community roles.
After accurately diagnosing the source of disability and pain, develop a comprehensive rehabilitation/treatment program.
Treatment based on latest research
Treat the whole person, not just the specific complaint.