At Providence, our physiatrists' goal is to make patients feel better and be able to live well by restoring function that's been lost due to injury, illness or a disabling condition. We provide non-surgical treatment options for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation strategies for patients who have suffered debilitating injuries.
If you suffer from muscle and bone problems and pain – whether caused by a disease, condition, disorder or injury – Providence Physiatry Services is here to help.
Physiatrists are experts in issues that affect body movement. Also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, they are medical doctors trained in the diagnosis, non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) conditions. They treat people with a wide range of issues related to the joints, muscles and tendons, and arthritis. In addition, they diagnose and treat complex neuromuscular (nervous system and muscle) conditions. Our team particularly specializes in back pain, stroke, spinal cord injury and providing electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) to evaluate muscle weakness, numbness, tingling and other sensations.
At Providence, our board-certified physiatrists work with patients and families to create individualized treatment plans for injuries, illnesses, and disabilities. We take each patient’s quality of life concerns into account when recommending a treatment plan. The team’s expertise in new and advanced therapies, as well as time-tested treatments, helps patients to maximize functional recovery. Whenever possible, we offer conservative, effective treatments that can restore quality of life without the potential side effects that may come with more invasive treatments.
Our physical medicine and rehabilitation experts take a holistic approach to care. We focus on identifying the source of pain, then finding function and mechanical balance. In general, we use medications and physical therapy as a first approach. Injections are sometimes used, along with other conservative treatments, before surgery is considered as an option.
- Recovery for stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury
- Musculoskeletal medicine
- EMG/Nerve conduction studies
- Spasticity treatment (Phenol and Botulinum toxin injections, intrathecal baclofen pump trial and implants)
- Fluoroscopy (X-ray) guided injections of the spine and joints
- Kyphoplasty and verterbroplasty
- Management of back and joint pain
- Osteopathic manual therapy
- Prosthetics and orthotics; including evaluation of gait disorders and amputees
- Muscular dystrophy treatment
Doctors Specializing in Physiatry Services
At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.