Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What is physical medicine?
Physical medicine and rehabilitation, sometimes known as “PM&R” or physiatry, is a medical specialty that aims to enhance and restore functional ability, decrease pain, and improve quality of life.
What do physiatrists do?
Physiatrists at Summit Orthopedics have a wide knowledge of spine, musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions. They have the ability to:
- Conduct thorough medical histories and physical exams
- Interpret medical imaging
- Guide physical therapy
- Supervise medical treatments
- Perform interventional spine/pain procedures in order to help decrease pain and improve function
A physiatrist’s goal is to formulate an accurate medical/orthopedic diagnosis when possible, and discuss all potential treatment options to help patients address their medical goals and improve their functional abilities and quality of life.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Summit’s spine care team is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the comprehensive expertise of our patient-centered care. Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources for you
- Visit our Spine Exercise Library for options to help ease neck and back pain
- See Summit’s treatment options for neck, back, and spine care
- Check out additional information on Summit’s approach to spine care
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