Baptist Medical Group Inpatient Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is the branch of medicine that focuses on enhancing and restoring functional ability and quality of life to patients with physical impairments or disabilities. When an injury or health condition creates a physical impairment of some kind, physiatrists are the specialists who can provide the treatment a patient needs to get better.

What Do Baptist Medical Group Physiatrists Do?

The physical rehabilitation physicians at Baptist Medical Group help patients dealing with disability from injury or disease. Their primary responsibilities include diagnosing and treating pain, restoring maximum function lose through a disabling injury or condition, treating the whole person rather than just the problem area, developing and explaining treatment plans, and providing non-surgical treatments. Baptist Medical Group physiatrists combine non-surgical diagnoses with comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation. They provide a wide range of treatment methods that may include:

  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medications
  • Prosthetics
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Pediatric rehabilitation

Types of Conditions Treated

When a patient sees a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, they may be dealing with one of the following health problems:

  • Amputations/prosthetics
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Brain injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Stroke
  • Work-related injuries
  • And more
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