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
"Aether Medicine is a rare and unique practice. It feels more like a spa than a medical office. Dr. Christian is thorough, empathic, and holistic in his approach. His practice is cutting edge and he uses his network of other medical practitioners, if required, to build a team - physical therapist, pain psychologists, movement specialists, etc - that enhances one’s treatment. Highly recommend!"- M.H. / Google / Mar 30, 2022
"As a healthcare practitioner that specializes in neurological physical therapy, I have had the pleasure of being present for a few of my clients’ sessions with Dr. Christian. He is extremely thorough and has a holistic approach in treating his clients. He has a wonderful team approach with everyone that he works with, and we are very lucky to have him in the area. He offers so much more than just pain management. He really focuses on optimizing quality of life. Thank you!"- J.B. / Google / Oct 21, 2022
"Dr. Christian and his practice are hands down one of the best. His holistic approach to medicine is something you rarely see in healthcare. As a Physical Therapist, I often refer patients to physicians to collaborate and my number one answer is Dr. Christian at Aether Medicine. The time, care, and determination he shows to his patients is uncanny. Recommend 10/10."- M.L. / Google / Jan 07, 2023
"I see Dr. Christian every three months or so when I get Botox injections, so I’ve become a regular and seeing him is like visiting a good friend. We always share laughs during the painful process and he makes it better with his friendly manner. I can tell that he is incredibly knowledgeable about the human anatomy and he makes me feel like I’m in very good hands. I would recommend Dr. Christian to anyone that has been everywhere else without success."- J.R. / Google / Sep 15, 2021
"I could not be more impressed with Dr. Asare Christian and Aether Medicine, their state of the art facility, and his dedication and desire to make his clients healthier humans. Finally I found a doctor doing medicine the right way. He takes his time with you on your visits and he does not sacrifice the quality of care that you receive no matter what. I could not recommend him more!!"- B.S. / Google / Oct 05, 2022
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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- Recovery Time
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- How Long It Takes
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Discover more about PM&R today
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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