What is a Physiatrist?


A physiatrist is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). In addition to diagnosing and treating muscle, bone, and nerve problems, they are trained in a vast range of problems including brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and essentially any other condition that results in a decreased ability to function. Their goal is to improve quality of life and maximize patient independence.


  • Ability to perform comprehensive and thorough histories/physical examinations
  • Perspective to treat the whole person, not just the focused problem
  • Proficiency in a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Effective communication with patients and their families
  • Focus on education and prevention

Our Physicians

Our physicians at SCORE are Physiatrists first, with subspecialty expertise in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Interventional Spine Medicine, Sports Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Pain Medicine. They use this vast skill set to identify debilitating conditions and prioritize treatment strategies so their patients can regain function as quickly as possible.