What Is a Physiatrist? – copied from the link below
One of the best, albeit unintentionally kept secrets of medicine is the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R, also known as physiatry) and its doctors called physiatrists (fiz.ee.at.’ trists).
These are physicians (MD’s or DO’s) who are trained experts in bones, joints, muscles, nerves and the brain, with a strong emphasis on how all of those work together to create function. For rehabilitation (rehab) physicians, the primary focus is restoring, maintaining, and optimizing function. That accounts for the breadth of patients physiatrists treat, including those with: sports injuries (professional and recreational athletes), spinal cord injuries (e.g. Christopher Reeves), brain injuries (such as reporter Bob Woodruff), neurological diseases (e.g. Michael J Fox), carpal tunnel syndrome, strokes, burns, amputations, arthritis, etc. The common denominator among all of these is loss of function.
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