Rehabilitation physicians, also known as physical medicine specialists, are nerve, muscle, bone and brain experts who treat injury or illness without surgery to decrease pain and restore function. Their field is known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, one of 24 practice concentrations certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Here are some conditions we treat:
Yes. Rehabilitation often begins during your stay for a serious illness or injury. Your treatments may continue after your discharge.
You may have follow-up care at one of our medical practice locations. We see patients in Greenville, Windsor, Tarboro or Edenton.
Yes, rehabilitation medicine can help with a wide range of conditions. They include chronic back pain, work injuries and recovery after an illness or injury. At the Rehabilitation Physician Clinics, we treat a full range of conditions. Our Musculoskeletal and Spine Center offers more intensive therapy, including injections, for patients whose pain has not responded to other treatments.
We create a treatment plan that may integrate several medical specialties and therapies. You will be responsible for some parts of your care.
Your medical team may include rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, vocational counselors, psychologists and social workers.
We can fit you for adapted equipment such as braces, a wheelchair or prosthetic limb and provide guidance in its use. The goal is for you to return to your normal activities as fully as possible.
Your rehabilitation may last a few days, weeks or months. In complex cases, you may need a year or more. Your rehabilitation will continue as long as you make progress, although your program will change with your recovery.
You can read more about the conditions we treat here.
Here is a brief look at the conditions treated by rehabilitation doctors.
ECU Rehabilitation Medicine physicians offer medical acupuncture.