Howland Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cuttingedge as well as timetested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.

 

What is a Physiatrist?

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.  PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cuttingedge as well as timetested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.

Specifically, PM&R physicians:

  • Focus treatment on function
  • Have a broad medical expertise that allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime
  • Work with other physicians, which may include primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, and many others.
  • Diagnose and treat pain as a result of an injury, illness, or disabling condition
  • Determine and lead a treatment/prevention plan
  • Lead a team of medical professionals, which may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physician extenders to optimize patient care
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area 

Depending on the injury, illness, or disabling condition, some PM&R physicians may treat their patients using the following procedures/services:

  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Ultrasound guided procedures
  • Fluoroscopy guided procedures
  • Injections of spine 
  • Nerve Stimulators, Blocks, Peripheral and Spinal
  • Injections of joints
  • Spasticity Treatment (Phenol and Botulinum toxin injections)
  • Nerve and Muscle Biopsy
  • Manual Medicine/Osteopathic Treatment
  • Complementary-alternative medicine
  • Disability/impairment assessment
  • Medicolegal consulting

 

Why Visit a PM&R Physician

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. By taking the whole body into account, they are able to accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance without surgery.

Consider seeing a PM&R physician if:

  • You had an accident or you have an injury or chronic condition that has left you with pain or limited function
  • You’re contemplating or recovering from surgery
  • You have an illness or treatment for an illness that has diminished your energy or ability to move easily
  • You’re recovering from the effects of a stroke or other problems related to nerve damage
  • You have chronic pain from arthritis, a repetitive stress injury, or back problems
  • Excess weight makes it difficult to exercise or has caused health problems
  • You think you’re too old to exercise
  • Life changes such as childbirth or menopause have created new challenges to your physical function

 

Howland Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1950 Niles-Cortland Rd., NE, Suite 4
Warren, Ohio 44484
Phone: 330-856-5614