A Holistic Approach to Rehabilitation
Injury, disability or pain can make it hard to move. Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also called physiatry, can help you recover and move better.
At Sanford Health, our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists focus on finding the cause of your injury or pain. They look at all aspects of your life, from the physical and psychological to your social and work life. They listen to you to find a rehabilitation and recovery plan that helps you move and function your best.
Why Should I See a Physiatrist?
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists are called physiatrists. Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in illnesses or injuries that cause pain or limit movement.
Talk to you and assess your condition
Do nerve conduction studies that check how your nerves are working
Develop customized, comprehensive treatment plans
Help manage your care
Ensure you are medically able to participate in physical therapy and other treatments
Help you feel better and adapt to your body’s changes
Conditions We Treat Using Physiatry
We take a whole-person approach to your care. We not only treat your injuries and illnesses, but we also address your emotional, social and job-related needs, too.
We look beyond your symptoms to find the cause of your pain or injury so we can find a lasting solution for you.
Our physiatrists treat:
Acquired brain injury
Spinal cord injury
Repetitive motion injury
- Huntington disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Visual-nervous system problems
Your Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Team
Your treatment team at Sanford Health includes:
Together, they work with you to ensure you are getting the best treatments to improve your functioning. You may also work with our pain management specialists and chiropractors.
Our Physiatry Treatments
We try to find treatment options that don’t involve surgery. If you do need surgery, we’ll refer you to our neurosurgeons for an evaluation.
We may recommend treatment options, such as:
- Massage and other integrative health options
- Exercise and physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Medications, such as muscle relaxers
Find a Location
Find a Doctor
Sanford Health News
Early-phase cancer treatments available at Sanford HealthSanford Health’s dynamic approach to cancer care offers access to clinical trials
Sanford Fargo part of special forces medical training courseU.S. Army sends future Green Berets to get experience in Sanford’s emergency room
Classes & Events
2023 Perinatal, Neonatal and Women's Health Conference
Thu 03/23/23 7:30 AM - Thu 03/23/23 4:00 PM
Sanford USD Medical Center - Sioux Falls
New Baby and Me
Thu 03/23/23 2:00 PM - Thu 03/23/23 3:00 PM