Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
Physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) are known as physiatrists. Their medical training focuses on the use of nonsurgical treatments to relieve pain and disability caused by injury or illness.
This medical specialty is similar to interventional pain management, with an added emphasis on exercise rehabilitation to restore function and mobility. Physiatry services are ideal for anyone who wants to avoid or postpone surgery as well as those who may not be candidates for surgery due to age or health restrictions.