Physical Medicine Specialist

Allegiant Integrative Medicine

Medical Center located in Burns, OR

Physical medicine incorporates valuable treatment methods, such as trigger point injections and steroid injections, exercise rehabilitation, and orthopedic bracing. The skillful doctors and practitioners of Allegiant Integrative Medicine (AIM) in Burns, Oregon, know that physical medicine should focus on all aspects of physical health to resolve your symptoms and concerns. Physical medicine is coming soon to Allegiant Integrative Medicine.

Physical Medicine Q & A

What is physical medicine?

Physical medicine is a medical specialty centered around helping people regain body functions, usually after some degree of functioning has been lost or impaired due to medical conditions or injury.

Physical medicine also involves sports medicine and injury prevention. Many athletes utilize the benefits of physical medicine therapies and treatment methods to help their recovery, so they get back in the game quicker.

A goal of physical medicine and rehabilitation therapy is to teach you how to take care of yourself. The focus is also on your daily tasks, such as bathing, eating, and moving around. Physical medicine is often utilized to help restore full function to one or more parts of your body.

Physical medicine involves a variety of tests to evaluate your problems and monitor your recovery.

Why would I need physical medicine?

Physical medicine can help many body functions, including bladder and bowel problems, problems reasoning or thinking, chewing and swallowing, speech, language, and movement or mobility.

Physical medicine can help in the treatment of pain and problems with the shoulder, hip, knees, neck, and back.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation are often beneficial to assist in the recovery and healing process following an auto accident and injury.

What are some of the physical medicine treatment methods?

Physical medicine is a broad term used to refer to a range of effective treatments, such as:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Steroid Injections
  • Specialized exercises, stretching, and physical rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic bracing
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy: a procedure to inject your own concentrated growth factors and platelets from your blood into an injured area to boost healing (coming soon)
  • Mesenchymal stem cells (coming soon)
  • Prolotherapy: tendon reconstruction and regenerative joint injection

Physical medicine also involves education. Your doctor educates you on how to improve your lifestyle and prevent further complications and can offer specific exercises you can take home to further assist your recovery and healing.

Physical medicine can enhance your physical strength, functioning, performance, quality of life, confidence, energy, and much more.

If you’ve suffered an injury or have questions about physical medicine and would like to seek empathic and efficient medical support, call AIM for an appointment today or click to use the online booking tool.

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