Physiatry or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a medical specialty focused on restoring and enhancing functional ability and quality of life for individuals with physical impairments or disabilities through comprehensive, non-surgical approaches. Physiatrists employ a multidisciplinary approach to address musculoskeletal, neurological and other conditions, aiming to optimize patients’ overall well-being.

Job Description

A Physiatrist is needed to support patients in regaining their physical abilities after surgery by joining our team. A Physiatrist’s duties encompass determining whether a patient needs physical therapy, creating a personalized rehabilitation strategy, and assisting patients in comprehending their various medical alternatives. In the end, you will assist patients in their post-operative recuperation.

The following are the responsibilities of a Physiatrist:

  • Examining people who require physical therapy
  • Identifying pain that is brought on by an illness, injury, or incapacitating condition
  • Deciding on & carrying out the right treatment strategies for patients

Principal Responsibilities

  • To relieve pain and enhance physical functioning, prescribe and carry out a range of medical procedures including disc decompression, prolotherapy, and vertebroplasty.
  • To maximize patient care, oversee a group of medical specialists that may include occupational and physical therapists.
  • Keep an eye on patients’ health and ongoing progress and adjust treatment programs as needed.
  • Give patients adaptable tools to enhance their general health and physical functioning.
  • Help patients and their families adjust to changes in their lifestyle by providing counseling.
  • Offer assistance and guidance to patients undergoing long-term care.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • A track record of success in a physiotherapist or related field
  • Working familiarity with the many rehabilitation programs and treatments available for various disabilities
  • Superb dexterity & hand-eye coordination, excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent bedside manners
  • Appropriate education and/or Physiatrist certifications

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Physiatry or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)?

Physiatry is a medical specialty focused on enhancing and restoring functional ability and quality of life through non-surgical interventions.

What conditions do Physiatrists typically treat?

Physiatrists treat a range of conditions, including musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, pain syndromes, and rehabilitation after injuries or surgeries.

How is Physiatry different from other medical specialties?

Physiatry emphasizes a holistic, patient-centered approach, utilizing non-surgical treatments and therapies to improve function and manage pain.

Can Physiatrists perform surgeries?

Physiatrists typically focus on non-surgical interventions, but they may collaborate with surgeons when surgical options are necessary.

How can I schedule an appointment with a Physiatrist?

To schedule an appointment, contact your primary care physician for a referral or directly reach out to a Physiatry clinic or specialist.