PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is located on the first floor of the Ambulatory Surgical Center. Consultations and evaluations are available for physical conditions and disabilities such as arthritis, neck pain, back pain, stroke, spinal cord injury, neurological and muscular diseases, amputees, peripheral nerve injuries and sports injuries.
Treatment emphasizes the use of non-surgical techniques in a coordinated manner with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Other treatment includes medications, injections, physical modalities and adjuvant therapies such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
Nerve conduction studies and Electromyography (EMG) can be performed to look for nerve injury that can cause pain, numbness or weakness. Ultrasound can now be used in the office to diagnose tendon or muscle injury; or it can be used to guide injections more accurately.
Instructions in home exercise programs, prescription support, orthoses, prostheses, wheelchairs and other assistive devices are available. For more information call 850.969.2563.