‚ÄčIf you are dealing with a neurological or orthopedic disorder such as a stroke or back injury, it’s important to know that Emerson Hospital offers expert care from a team of highly trained physiatrists.

Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with the overarching goal of helping you maximize what you can do and assist you in adapting to what you cannot do. 

They diagnose and treat patients of all ages with a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons—without surgery. 

They perform advanced diagnostic testing. They also coordinate your treatment when other specialists or therapists are involved.

You should consider seeing a physiatrist when pain, weakness or disability are preventing you from achieving your desired level of independence.