Why Would You See a Physiatrist?

How your physiatrist in Southfield, MI, can help you

If you are recovering from surgery or an illness, you can benefit from the services of a physiatrist. A physiatrist is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Antoine Geffrard at RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, offers comprehensive medical and wellness services, including physiatry to help you.

Acute or chronic illnesses can have a dramatic effect on your body. If you are involved in an accident, you may suffer trauma and damage to your body. Some of the medical problems you may experience include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of mobility
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Joint damage

Your physiatrist can help you get moving again, so you can feel better and enjoy life more. Your physiatrist can:

  • Manage your medical conditions as you heal and recover
  • Perform a comprehensive medical examination to determine if you are well enough to go through rehabilitative services
  • Help with pain management as you go through recovery and rehabilitation
  • Help you manage issues affecting body movement, breathing problems, bowel and bladder issues, and other factors during rehabilitation

Your physiatrist can also help you manage underlying conditions which may be affecting your recovery. Some of these underlying conditions include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Peripheral artery disease

A physiatrist often works in tandem with other medical professionals including internal medicine doctors, primary care doctors, pulmonologists, orthopedists, and others, to help provide the care you need. Physiatrists play a vital role in helping you regain:

  • Strength
  • Mobility
  • Range-of-motion
  • Flexibility

Your physiatrist can help you recover from an illness or injury more quickly, and with optimal results. You deserve to live your best life, and your physiatrist can help. To find out more about physiatry services and how they can help you, call Dr. Antoine Geffrard at RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI. You can reach him in the office by calling (248) 663-5353, so call today.

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