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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PhysiatryPatients who need comprehensive evaluations and conservative treatment of orthopedic conditions will benefit from an appointment with a Washington University Orthopedics physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. These physician specialists, called physiatrists, specialize in a wide array of problems affecting the musculoskeletal system. They are highly skilled in occupational medicine, sports medicine, spine medicine, and general orthopedic conditions. They also can advise patients on conservative methods to relieve pain from conditions such as pulled muscles, sprains, and inflammation. The team has special expertise in performing arts medicine and rehabilitation as well as in women’s musculoskeletal health. Physiatrists uniquely recognize the importance of maintaining function. They have the expertise to help patients resolve their problems and prevent a recurrence.

If a surgical referral becomes necessary, physiatrists work closely with orthopedic surgeons to provide integrated care that maximizes a return to functional mobility.

Patient Education

What is a Physiatrist?

What is a hip labral tear?

Why do I have low back pain that comes and goes?

Injury risks for female runners

Can foot stress fractures be prevented?

What is the Alexander Technique?

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Photo courtesy of Saint Louis Ballet "Allegro Brillante" photo by Gigi Weaver

Performing Arts Program

Performing Arts Program

Our program provides dancers, musicians, actors, artists and singers with quality medical treatment in an effective and timely manner. Click here to learn more.