What is a physiatrist?

Physiatrists take a very comprehensive approach to solving pain associated with the musculoskeletal system. Their goal is to restore function and ability without surgery. Physiatry (fizz-eye-ah-tree) is sometimes referred to as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) . This branch of medicine specializes in restoring quality of life to people with injuries to muscles, bones, joints, tissues and nervous system.

Physiatrists are required to complete four years of medical school, one year of internship and three years of residency. Read more.