When you get injured, you may be debating whether to make an appointment with a chiropractor or sports medicine physician. While these are certainly good options, they’re not the only ones. Another type of physician that helps a wide range of patients, including those suffering from injury, disease, or musculoskeletal pain, is called a physiatrist. Rock Springs, Wyoming, residents can find a qualified physiatrist at Premier Bone & Joint Centers.
What Is a Physiatrist?
A physiatrist practices in the field of physiatry, also called physical medicine and rehabilitation. This is a branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosis, treatment, and management of injury or disease primarily using physical, nonsurgical means such as physical therapy and medications. You can turn to Premier Bone & Joint Center to have a physiatrist treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the:
- Spinal cord
A Team of Trained Professionals
Physiatrists often act as a consultant to physicians, such as primary care doctors and neurologists, and may also enlist the support of several experts such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, care managers, and other physicians. Many of these professionals can be found at Premier Bone & Joint Centers as part of our board-certified and fellowship-trained team. Our staff will work closely together to create your step-by-step plan for rehabilitation and help you return to a healthy and active life.
Put your health in the trusted hands of our physiatrists and other orthopedic doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Center. Contact us today to schedule a visit at our satellite clinic in Rock Springs, WY.