Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in Wayne, PA

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What is physical MEDICINE And rehabilitation?

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) refers to a branch of medicine focused on addressing one's functional impairments and physical limitations. PM&R physicians are called physiatrist, and they are responsible for the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals who have experienced an injury, disability and/ or pain relating to the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Physiatrist are able to "zoom out" to look at the big picture and address each individual needs of their patients. The practice of PM&R focuses on addressing your pain, optimizing your function and improving your quality of life.

At Aether Medicine in Wayne, Main Line Philadelphia, PA areas, we provide an integral, fun, functional, and fashionable approach to well-being, rehabilitation, and pain management. Through our guidance, our patients have an opportunity to cultivate a better quality of life with less pain and more living. We look forward to seeing how we can meet your needs.

Who can benefit from PM&R services?

PM&R practice can benefit a wide array of individuals who have conditions affecting their musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Patients that would benefit from working with a physiatrist include patients who have acute or chronic pain conditions, neurological diagnoses including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injuries, and/or musculoskeletal conditions including back pain, sports injuries, or workplace injuries.

Which conditions/diagnoses can Aether Medicine treat?

Here at Aether Medicine, we treat a range of conditions with our PM&R, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy(CP)
  • Cancer Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Occupational and Sports Injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multi-Trauma Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Post-operative Pain Management issues
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Post-concussion

What to Expect in Treatment 

In an initial visit, Dr. Christian will take a comprehensive look at your health. In this session, it is time to let him get to know you better as a person and a patient. He will discuss your current medical treatment, health history, therapies that were not successful, and what goals you have for your overall well-being. There may be tests or imaging ordered. Then, he will personalize a plan to meet your needs. Dr. Christian is also a great collaborator and would be happy to coordinate your care with your current medical providers to provide the best outcome.

What happens after treatment?

Following your treatment at Aether Medicine, Dr. Christian and his team will provide the necessary aftercare instructions in order to allow for the best possible results. The amount of time it may take to experience relief of your symptoms will vary based upon your specific treatment plan. Our PM&R plans are developed completely on an indiviudal basis, but Dr. Christian will be sure to inform you of any necessary recovery points after your session. If you have any questions during your recovery process in and near Wayne, PA, we invite you to contact our facility.

Frequently Asked Questions about Physical MEDICINEAnd Rehab 

Is physical medicine and rehabilitation the same thing as physical therapy?
Physiatrists deal with very different underlying conditions than physical therapists, generally speaking. While physical therapy can be used to address acute injuries, usually relating to the skeletal or muscular systems, physiatrists work more frequently with chronic and congenital conditions. To develop an individualized plan for your symptoms, contact our Wayne, PA office today.

How do I know if I am a candidate for physical medicine and rehabilitation?
Candidates for physical medicine and rehabilitation could be suffering from a number of afflictions. When you are dealing with a condition that causes chronic, persistent pain, you may be an ideal candidate for physical medicine and rehabilitation. After a thorough consultation at Aether Medicine, Dr. Christian will be able to better determine which form of treatment is right for you and your needs. 

Will I need physical medicine and rehabilitation follow-up treatments?
The number of treatments needed will be dependent on each patient's unique treatment plan and existing conditions. Dr. Christian curates personalized procedure plans based on an individual's concerns and desired results. In some cases, multiple rounds of treatments could be needed for an optimal outcome. 

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With the right management of your health condition at the right time, Dr. Christian will strive to increase the quality of your life. PM&R is Dr. Christian's specialty in medicine, and he wants your life to be more fun and functional. Our practice will also be upfront with you about pricing. Our staff can work with you and your insurance provider to find out what is or is not covered. We want your experience with Aether Medicine to be exceptionally convenient. Schedule your first appointment today.

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