Ask the Experts: What Is a Physiatrist?

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Q. What do physiatrists do? What kind of training and certification do they have? A physiatrist—or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist—is a physician (M.D. or D.O.) who treats physical impairments or disabilities that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Conditions that a physiatrist might treat include arthritis, carpal tunnel […]

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