Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Get back to your daily activities with physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services from an Englewood Health Physician Network doctor. Find support from a knowledgeable specialist who will help you set and reach your goals.

What’s a PM&R Doctor?

A physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) doctor is also called a physiatrist. Count on your provider to use a range of therapies to build physical skills. Your provider will also teach you strategies to adapt to activities that are challenging.

Benefits of PM&R

Getting rehabilitative services can help you:

  • Increase your strength, flexibility, and ability to move
  • Reduce pain
  • Recover after an illness or injury
  • Prepare for or heal after surgery
  • Live more independently and comfortably

Your First Appointment

Expect your Englewood Health provider to get to know you, answer your questions, and do tests to determine which treatments are right for you.

PM&R Services

Your care plan may include:

  • Physical therapy, which uses gentle exercises and other techniques to improve mobility
  • Occupational therapy to build or relearn skills for daily tasks
  • Massage
  • Medications, such as steroid injections

Your provider can also help you learn to use:

  • Assistive or mobility devices, like braces, a walker, or a wheelchair
  • Orthotics, which help a part of your body work better
  • Prosthetics, which replace a body part