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  • n. See physical medicine.
  • n. Physical therapy.

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  • n. The treatment of disabled people


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  • "The cause can be either a sudden protrusion or pimple of a cervical disc, or simply inflammation and swelling of the nerve root in a narrowed exit hole of the spine called the intervertebral foramen", says Dr. Alex Simotas, department of physiatry at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City who specializes in neck pain.

    Dr. Rock Positano: Pain In The Neck? Non-Surgical Relief Is On The Way

  • Those with formal training most often have a background in physiatry rehabilitation medicine or anesthesiology.

    The Seattle Times

  • AOSMI provides a range of services, including sports medicine, joint replacement, fracture care, spine care, work injury care, hand and wrist care, physiatry, foot and ankle care, and osteoporosis care to the residents of Freehold and Monroe Townships and surrounding towns in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Press Releases

  • NASS is comprised of more than 5,500 members from several disciplines including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research, physical therapy and other spine care professionals.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • South Pointe Medical Center is a fully integrated pain and physical rehabilitation clinic with the specialties of medicine, pain management, chiropractic, sports rehabilitation, physiatry, physical therapy, and several alternative therapies represented.

    The Denver Newspaper Agency Stories

  • His Web site calls Gooding "one of the nation's leading specialists in physiatry and pain management."


  • The award recognizes an individual who has advanced musculoskeletal physiatry through clinical care, education, service or research.


  • The Institute has dedicated specialists in surgery, neurology, physiatry, rehabilitation, pain management, anesthesia, radiology and integrative/complementary medicine to ensure the highest quality and most comprehensive evaluation and treatment.


  • (or physiatry) is concerned with functional improvement after injury, illness, or congenital disorders.

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