Physiatry is a medical specialty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of people disabled by disease, disorder, or injury.

Physiatrists are medical doctors who:

  • Expertly diagnose and treat pain without surgery.
  • Treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries.
  • Take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment.
  • Design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the collaboration of the therapy team.
  • Provide an appropriate treatment plan to help patients stay as active as possible at any age.
  • Treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime.