Physical medicine deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries by physical means such as manipulation, massage, and exercise often with mechanical devices, and the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation, and water. The main goal of physical medicine is to give a patient the ability to function optimally. The focus is not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together – medically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally – after injury or disease. PM&R physicians manage issues that span the entire spectrum, from complicated multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes.
What can be treated by Physical Medicine:
- Wrist, elbow, back and neck pain
- Ankle, foot pain, knee and hip pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Chronic and acute musculoskeletal injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Postural deformities
- Nerve impingements
- Sports injuries
- Spinal conditions
Physical Medicine can lead to improved overall bodily function and long-term, non-opioid and non-surgical pain management. Our experienced staff will provide you with an initial assessment and then provide a customizable plan that will eliminate pain and get you back to doing the things you love!
Call Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center today and schedule your initial physical medicine consultation. Start the path to a pain-free life today!