Providing Specialized Rehabilitation for Disabling Conditions
If you have a physical disability or other condition that restricts your activity, KRMC Physiatry can help you restore functioning and improve your quality of life.
Physiatry [fi-zē-ˈa-trē], also known as physical and rehabilitation medicine, is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosing and treating physical disabilities that can result from:
- Brain injury
- Muscle atrophy
- Nerve damage
- Neuromuscular disease (e.g., muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
- Parasthesias (numbness)
- Spinal cord injury
- Trauma (serious bone, joint, or muscle injury)
At KRMC Physiatry, a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (called a physiatrist) will thoroughly evaluate your condition. This may involve a complete physical exam, imaging, and laboratory tests.
Additionally, KRMC Physiatry has the following testing capabilities:
- Electromyography, which is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of your muscles and the nerve cells that control them (called motor neurons)
- Nerve conduction study, which helps detect the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves and muscles.
Depending on your specific condition and needs, we will develop an individual rehabilitation plan to help you function to the best of your ability― with the goal of improving your quality of life.
We will coordinate your care among a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, which include:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Swallowing therapists
- Pain management specialists
- Orthopedic specialists
As you undergo rehabilitation, KRMC Physiatry will continue to direct your care. This includes periodic evaluations to monitor your progress. If necessary, we will make adjustments to your rehabilitation plan to assure the best outcomes for your condition.
Talk to Your Doctor
If you feel you could benefit from our services, ask your healthcare provider about a possible referral to KRMC Physiatry.
Our services are covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid (AHCCCS) upon referral from your healthcare provider.