Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

physiatrist with patient

UK Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation helps patients who have severe neurological or musculoskeletal impairments. Our goal is to restore each patient to their highest possible level of medical, psychological, social and vocational function. A multidisciplinary team approach is used in all aspects of care.

Patients will be treated by a physiatrist, a specially-trained physician.

    What's a Physiatrist?


    Physiatrists (say "fih-zee-AT-rists") are medical doctors who specialize in helping people regain function after surgery, a stroke, or an injury. They may also help people who have issues such as controlling pain or regaining strength. Physiatrists are also called physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors.

    A physiatrist often leads a team of health professionals that may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers, all of whom work together to improve a person's recovery.

    Physiatrists can be board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

    Specialties & Programs

    Specialties include:

    • Arthritis
    • Sports injuries
    • Back pain
    • Stroke 
    • Brain injury
    • Congenital neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders 
    • Electromyography
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Spasticity management
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Amputation
    • Management of amputees and amputation

    Programs include: