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If you are experiencing pain, weakness, or disability as a result of an illness or injury, turn to the experience physiatrists at Essentia Health. We will work with you to create a personalized care plan to help meet your needs and goals. Your plan will include exercises designed to improve your mobility and reduce your pain so you can live more independently.
A physiatrist, also known as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctor (PM&R), is a physician with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect a patient’s ability to move. These conditions may involve the brain, nerves, bones, joints, muscles, and tendons. Physiatrists use non-surgical treatments and work with surgeons when needed.
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
During your first visit, your PM&R doctor will do a comprehensive evaluation that will include:
After your evaluation, your physiatrist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that may include:
Your physiatrist will work with you, your primary care doctor, and other rehabilitation specialists to provide comprehensive and coordinated care. Depending on your needs, your care team may include:
Our staff will work with you to see what kinds of services your insurance provider covers.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.