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What does a Physiatrist do?
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who is specialized in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain medicine. They are spine specialists with a focus on the body's musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Physiatrists treat patients of all ages with diverse problems ranging from simple low back sprains to complex disorders, such as spinal cord injury. Physiatrists follow a comprehensive approach, which includes treating the entire patient, not only symptoms. Physical medicine and rehabilitation often includes physical therapy. Sometimes other physical medicine professionals are involved in the patient's care such as occupational therapists or athletic trainers
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by Gerrit E.
A well-travelled German, always on the run to explore the meanings of life. View all articles by Gerrit E..