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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation provides integrated care for your muscles, bones and joints, combining diagnosis, treatment, education and rehabilitation. Physical medicine physicians, called physiatrists, are experts in nerves, muscles and bones. Our goal is to help people disabled by disease or injury remain as active as possible.
After learning about your condition, our providers will offer tools and resources to manage your condition. Together, you will create an individualized plan to restore movement and function using nonsurgical treatment options as a first choice, which can include therapeutic exercises, medications, a variety of injections, braces or other assistive devices.
Coordinating your care
To determine an accurate diagnosis to develop successful treatment options for you, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation providers may use detailed medical histories or physical exams, or imaging or nerve conduction studies.
To maximize care, our providers may refer you to specialists, including surgeons. If surgery is needed, your provider will work with you and your surgeon before and after surgery. We have direct access to local providers and specialists at Mayo Clinic.
Providers may refer you to the these teams:
- Occupational Therapy
- Pain Clinic
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation cares for these conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Foot conditions and injuries
- Joint pain and arthritis, including hip, shoulder, knee, wrist and hand
- Ligament injuries
- Limb amputations and deformities
- Lower back pain, including disc disease and arthritis
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Neck pain, including disc disease, arthritis and whiplash injuries
- Pain from sports injuries
- Pinched nerves related to sciatica and radiculopathy
- Piriformis syndrome
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunctions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Sports-related concussions
- Traumatic brain injuries
Advanced technologies are available through Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and other departments to reduce pain and increase function.
Treatment technologies include:
- Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Electrodiagnostics, including electromyography and nerve conduction studies
- Evaluation for radiofrequency or cryoablation
- Joint injections to relieve hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, hand, foot and ankle pain
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- Prosthetics and orthotics
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Therapeutic and diagnostic lumbar spine injections
- Ultrasound-guided injections
- X-ray-guided lumbar epidural steroid injections to relieve lower back and leg pain
- X-ray-guided cervical epidural steroid injections to relieve neck, shoulder and arm pain
- X-ray-guided facet injections for back and neck pain
Schedule an appointment
Call to schedule an appointment. If you have questions about insurance, call your insurance company prior to your visit.
On-site video visits
Appointments for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are offered via on-site video visits, which reduce the need to travel far and enable patients to receive care close to home.
For an on-site video visit, patients arrive to the clinic and a nurse connects them with a specialist by live video. Our innovative technology uses a Bluetooth stethoscope, a USB otoscope and high definition cameras that can move and zoom in for a high-quality physical exam and personal conversation with the specialist.
Video appointments are currently offered at select locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Learn more about on-site video appointments.