What is a Physiatrist?
Doctors who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are commonly referred to as Physiatrists. They are Board Certified by The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and have completed extensive studies in the area of functional restoration and pain management.
Physiatrists treat a wide variety of problems including musculoskeletal injuries, pain syndromes and neurological conditions. Their goal is to diagnose, treat, and develop a rehabilitation plan that will offer the best outcomes for their patients.
The Physiatrists at Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group–Rehabilitation Medicine are experts in diagnosing, treating and restoring maximum function after a debilitating illness or injury. They work in conjunction with a team of other doctors and health professionals in developing and carrying out individualized rehabilitation plans for each patient they see. This rehabilitation team may include physical, occupational and/or speech therapies, nurses and doctors from various specialties, including neurology and orthopedics, psychologists, counselors or social workers, and others.
Our specialized services include:
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine Studies (EMG)
- Pain management
- Epidural steroid injection
- Facet injections
- Wound care
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Amputee rehabilitation
- Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
- Personalized care and treatment
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Physiatrists oversee the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Elmbrook Memorial and also practice in outpatient clinics at Elmbrook Memorial, St. Joseph, Wauwatosa Outpatient Center and the Medical Arts Pavilion.
For more information
- Find a physiatrist.
- To make an appointment with one of our physiatrists, call (414) 447-2089.