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Why You Should Choose Physiatry
Posted on 02/29/2016

Why You Should Choose Physiatry

What Is Physiatry?

A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R;). Physiatrists are also called “rehabilitation physicians.” These specialists are experienced in treating the musculoskeletal system, involving

  • joints
  • ligaments
  • tendons
  • bones
  • and nerves

Physiatrists use non-surgical options and procedures to treat a range of diverse conditions, from neck stiffness and knee pain to multiple sclerosis and the after-effects of stroke, all of which may result in pain and a decrease in function.

Benefits of Seeing a Physiatrist

1. Physiatrists Look at the Big Picture

Physiatrists focus on helping you to continue living as you had before you became injured, ill or disabled.  Their goal is to have you return to your home, job, family, interests, and friends.  They treat your condition and pain, and restore your function!

2. Physiatrists Develop the Rehab Plan

Physiatrists work effortlessly with the other physical medicine professionals, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, prosthetists, massage therapists and other holistic modalities.  Physiatrists will review your medical, family and social histories; perform a thorough examination; and develop your individualized rehab plan.

3. Rehabilitation Physicians Use Non-Surgical Techniques

Surgery is not always the only or best option.  The physiatrist or rehabilitation physician seeks to avoid surgery as long as possible. Physiatry uses a combination of prescribed exercises, rehabilitative therapies, holistic modalities, assistive devices, injections and prescription pain medication to provide you with a less invasive alternative for recovery.

4. Customized Treatment Plans Which Meet Your Goals

Physiatrists create treatment plans to heal, relieve your pain, and restore your function, all with the goal of returning you to the everyday activities you used to enjoy, whether that be gardening or playing soccer. Physiatry is about restoring physical function.

Contact Your Bucks County Physiatry Office Today

If you are looking for a non-surgical solution for your condition and pain, reach out to Bucks Rehabilitation Specialists. Our physicians have expertise in treating a variety of conditions and want to help you overcome the pain that is keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities.