Conditions Treated By Physiatrists
Fremont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program at WTMF
There are a number of conditions that may be treated by physiatrists, who
are also known as doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).
We believe in providing the best possible care for our patients, integrating
a multi-disciplinary approach to a patient’s well-being. A physiatrist
focuses primarily on helping patients achieve maximum through treatment,
and treats patients as a “whole” rather than simply fixating
on the area that needs immediate attention. Various treatment methods
and approaches may be used in reaching this goal. Your physiatrist may
also lead a team of healthcare professionals, including physical therapists,
occupational therapists, and physician extenders.
Conditions treated by the physiatrists at Washington Township Medical Foundation
include, but are not limited to, the following:
When Should I See a Physiatrist?
A PM&R doctor treats conditions that cause disability. These conditions
typically affect the musculoskeletal system in some way, which includes
the brain, nerves, bones, joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments, spinal
cord, and tendons. Some physiatrists have subspecialty areas of focus,
but all have the wide-ranging training and experience necessary to diagnose
and treat a broad variety of conditions. Physiatrists focus on non-surgical
methods of care and treatment and may be part of a medical team providing
your care, including, potentially, your primary care physician / internist,
neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, and more. Learn more about the physiatry
department at Washington Township Medical Foundation in Fremont, serving
patients in the Bay Area, Oakland, and the Silicon Valley.