What is a physiatrist?
Physiatrists are specialized physicians who provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services to patients of all ages suffering from problems affecting the musculoskeletal and neurological system and resulting disabilities.
In hospital settings, physiatrists are responsible for the care of all musculoskeletal system disorders and clinical rehabilitation cases.
Physiatry involves a systematic approach to diagnosis that includes a specific clinical examination standardized to clinical practices. Therapeutic methods in physiatry are based on the prescription of treatment with various therapists, orthesists, pharmacological agents and a range of injections.
The main health problems treated at a physiatry clinic include back and neck pain, soft tissue disorders such as tendinitis and bursitis, arthritis and other joint problems, fracture or sprain sequelae, sports injuries, muscle pain and headaches.
Physiatrists work together with a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthesists, osteopaths and massage therapists. Our physiatrists can help you assess, plan and achieve your rehabilitation objectives. In addition, they can refer you to other services to better meet your needs.
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Making an Appointment with a Physiatrist in Montréal
To make an appointment for physiatry, patients must first obtain a request for consultation from a general practitioner or a specialist. To speed up your case management, please include written examination results (radiology, EMG, blood samples) performed for your condition when you send us your request. Please note that results on CD-ROMs are not accepted to make an appointment.