Physiatry: A Holistic, Non-Surgical Approach to Your Orthopedic Care
Are you tired of living with musculoskeletal pain and discomfort, unable to fully enjoy your life and do everything you want to do? What if there was a way to combine physical therapy and pain treatments to help you feel better without surgery? At South Bend Orthopaedics in Northern Indiana, we understand the frustration that comes with musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions. Let us introduce you to physiatry—a specialized medical field that can transform your life by optimizing your physical function and minimizing pain.
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Our Physiatry Doctors
The physiatry doctors at South Bend Orthopaedics are dedicated specialists in the field of physiatry, offering expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular conditions. With a patient-centered and holistic approach to care, SBO’s highly skilled physiatrists provide non-surgical solutions for orthopedic issues, chronic pain, and functional limitations.
What Is Physiatry?
Physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a medical specialty. It focuses on enhancing and restoring functional ability and quality of life to those living with physical impairments or disabilities. Unlike other medical specialties that may focus on surgery or medications, our physiatrists employ a holistic, non-surgical approach to treat a wide range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Physiatry Conditions: Our Treatments and Approach to Care
Physiatrists take a holistic and patient-centered approach to treatment, aiming to improve overall function, manage pain, and enhance the quality of life for individuals with orthopedic conditions. SBO’s physiatrists often work in collaboration with our other healthcare professionals, such as physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and pain management specialists, to provide comprehensive care. Our physiatry team is equipped to address a broad spectrum of conditions, including:
Conditions We Treat
Conditions We Treat
Physiatry conditions we treat include:
What’s the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Physiatry?
Physiatry, led by medical doctors known as physiatrists, focuses on non-surgical treatment of a wide range of conditions, offering personalized care plans that encompass pain management, rehabilitation, and holistic health assessments. In contrast, physical therapy, delivered by skilled therapists, emphasizes hands-on rehabilitation and customized exercise programs to improve function and mobility. SBO’s integrated services ensure that you receive the best of both worlds, allowing us to provide tailored, coordinated, and effective care to enhance your overall health and well-being.
Don’t let pain and physical limitations hold you back from living your best life. Physiatry at South Bend Orthopaedics offers a path to improved function, reduced pain, and enhanced quality of life—all without surgery. Our compassionate and skilled physiatrists are ready to partner with you on your journey to recovery and better health. Contact us now by calling 574-247-9441 or schedule an appointment online and rediscover the joy of living life to the fullest.