Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Robinwood Orthopedics offers services performed by physicians board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Their specialty provides an important contribution to the delivery of comprehensive care for our patients.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, is a subspecialty of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with injuries to the muscles, bones, joints, spine, and nervous system.
The term 'physiatry' was coined by Dr. Frank H. Krusen in 1938. The term was accepted by the American Medical Association in 1946. The field grew notably during World War II to accommodate the large number of injured soldiers returning from combat.
Physiatrists complete four years of medical school and four years of specialty residency training. Physiatrists may choose to obtain additional subspecialty training in neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine, pediatric medicine, spinal cord injury, sports medicine, brain injury medicine, interventional pain management, amputee care, or electrodiagnostic medicine.
The physiatrists at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Robinwood Orthopedics are board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and work closely with our surgeons and therapists to provide an expert focus of non-surgical care. A team approach is emphasized to coordinate the care of patients. The PM&R doctors at Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Centers share particular interests in interventional pain management, non-surgical spine care, and electrodiagnostic testing. Please refer to the Our Providers tab to read about the background of our physicians.
To learn more about PM & R please visit the website of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.