Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

physiatrist with patient

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

    Programs include:

    • Back pain evaluation
    • Comprehensive rehabilitation services
    • Electrodiagnosis program
    • Pain rehabilitation program
    • Sports injury rehabilitation
    • Stroke rehabilitation

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