What does a Physiatrist do?
A Physiatrist is a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. They see patients in all age groups and treat problems that affect all of the major systems in the body. These specialists focus on restoring function to people and adding quality to life.
Physiatrists treat acute and chronic syndromes that result in functional limitations. Physiatrists coordinate the rehabilitation plan for patients. Physiatrists’ plans are comprehensive and designed to achieve a maximum functional capacity in a time and cost effective fashion. They help people generate reasonable objectives and execute a goal oriented plan.