PHYSIATRY (PHYSICAL MEDICINE) IN CONNECTICUT
A Physiatrist, or rehabilitation physician is a medical doctor who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Physiatrists diagnose and treat conditions, prescribe physical therapy and medications, perform office injections, epidural injections and EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies. A physiatrist specializes in diagnosing your problem and formulating a treatment plan.
This branch of medicine deals with the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease in people of all ages. Our physiatrists are available to all Connecticut patients with a bone, joint, muscle or nerve ailment. If surgery might be needed, rest assured that our Physical Medicine doctors will refer you to one of our Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgeons for further evaluation. We provide integrated care that reduces pain and maximizes a return to functional mobility.
On staff we have two Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Physiatry Specialists ready to help you.
What is an EMG or nerve conduction study?
An EMG/Nerve Conduction Study is a two part test designed to evaluate the function of your nerves. The nerve conduction section of the test involves stimulating nerves in either your arm or leg to evaluate that region of nerves. The second part is called Electromyography (EMG) and involves inserting a small needle into some of the muscles in either your arm or leg. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. This test can be invaluable in helping your Connecticut Physiatrist diagnose your problem and get you on track with a personalized treatment plan.
Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists - Physical Medicine in Your Community
- foot & ankle
- general orthopaedics
- joint replacement & reconstruction
- pain management
- physical medicine
- spine, back & neck
- sports medicine
- trauma & fractures
- upper extremity