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Physician at Schuylkill Rehabilitation CenterSchuylkill Rehabilitation Center offers the outpatient services of a Physiatrist (physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation). This physician works closely with your family or referring doctor and our team of therapists to assist you throughout your rehabilitative recovery process.

To become board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physiatrists are required to pass both a written and oral examination administered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R). The ABPM&R also has agreements with each of the boards of pediatrics, internal medicine, and neurology to allow special training programs leading to certification in both specialties.

Physiatrists treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain, a basketball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, or a knitter who has carpal tunnel syndrome. Physiatrists' patients include people with arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work or sports-related injuries.

Physiatrists also treat serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result in severe functional limitations. They would treat a baby with a birth defect, someone in a bad car accident, or an elderly person with a broken hip. Physiatrists coordinate the long-term rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injuries, cancer, stroke or other neurological disorders, brain injuries, amputations, and multiple sclerosis.

If you feel that you may benefit from the services of a physiatrist, discuss it with your family physician and call for an appointment at Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center at 570-621-9500.

For more information about physiatry link to the American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at www.AAPMR.org.