Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist

Integrated Body and Medicine

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Highland, IN

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a branch of noninvasive, orthopedic health care designed to reduce pain, boost strength, and increase mobility. At Integrated Body and Medicine in Hammond, Indiana, the team regularly develops custom physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment plans for patients of all ages. To see if you’re a candidate, make an appointment by calling or clicking the online booking tool today.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Q & A

What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a medical specialty also known as physiatry.

Physiatry takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. It works to restore function and mobility to an area of your musculoskeletal structure that’s diseased, damaged, or injured.

Rehabilitation focuses on helping you achieve a high level of function and independence. Physical medicine and rehabilitation isn’t a cure or quick fix, but over time, it can help reduce pain and improve your overall well-being.

Is physical medicine and rehabilitation right for me?

The only way to determine if physical medicine and rehabilitation is right for you is to schedule an appointment at Integrated Body and Medicine. Following a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, your provider can make recommendations that align with your individual needs.

If you’re in relatively good health and suffer from acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain, PM&R provides a safe and efficient means of returning to your normal level of activity. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is also an excellent treatment option for athletes and other physically active individuals. Treatment involves no incisions, so there’s no downtime or extended recovery period.

What will my physical medicine and rehabilitation plan look like?

No two physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment plans are exactly alike. Integrated Body and Medicine tailors treatment to your health history and individual goals.

First, the team works to pinpoint and diagnose the underlying cause of your discomfort. Next, they help treat your disability through stretching, weight lifting, and mobility exercises. Finally, they provide you with tools and suggestions you can use at home to speed up your recovery and prevent re-injury.

Do I need to attend all of my physical medicine and rehabilitation appointments?

Yes. The success of physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment is largely dependent on your participation and willingness to commit. Missing one or more appointments can limit your recovery and increase your risk of further pain and problems.

Once your Integrated Body and Medicine provider develops a treatment plan, it’s critical that you attend each and every appointment. It won’t always be easy, but the results are worth it.

Is physical medicine and rehabilitation combined with other treatments?

The team at Integrated Body and Medicine often combines physical medicine and rehabilitation with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and BEMER physical vascular therapy. 

To learn more about non-surgical relief from musculoskeletal pain, make an appointment at Integrated Body and Medicine. Call or click the online booking tool and request your consultation today.