Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
At Beacon Orthopaedics in Cincinnati, our physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) doctors focus on pain management to help individuals with disease or injury achieve greater independence and an improved quality of life. We treat a broad range of conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions as well as medical conditions that affect the spinal cord, brain, nerves, and joints.
What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), sometimes referred to as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, is a medical specialty dedicated to enhance function by decreasing pain and restoring function in patients who have disabilities or physical impairments that affect the brain, nerves, bones, joints, spinal cord, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. A PM&R doctor, known as a physiatrist, doesn’t focus on a “simple step cure.” Rather, the goal is to create a multidisciplinary approach treatment plan to help patients achieve greater independence and quality of life.1
Why Visit a PM&R Doctor?
Common reasons a patient may seek the assistance of a PM&R doctor at Beacon Orthopaedics include:
- Pain or limited function resulting from an accident or injury
- Recovery after surgery
- Conditions that affect mobility
- Nerve damage
- Functional musculoskeletal deficits
- Acute injuries
- Chronic exacerbating injuries
- Chronic pain from arthritis, an injury, or a medical condition
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatments
Examples of treatments performed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist may include:
- Physical therapy/chiropractor
- Occupational or manual therapy
- Pain injections (steroid, radiofrequency, diagnostic) guided by either ultrasound or fluoroscope
- Fracture management
- Imaginginterpretation (X Rays, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound)
Frequently Asked Questions About Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Will my insurance cover PM&R?
Most medical insurance plans do cover physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Do I need a referral for PM&R at Beacon Orthopaedics?
At Beacon Orthopaedics, we do not require a referral to schedule an appointment with a PM&R specialist. However, your insurance may request that you have a referral to visit us. Please check your policy information to see if a referral is required by your insurance company.
Contact Beacon Orthopaedics
At Beacon Orthopaedics, the goal of our physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors is to alleviate your symptoms so that you can get back to the activities you love. To schedule an appointment with a PM&R specialist in Cincinnati, please contact us.