Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) is a specialty of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of aches and pains and other disabling conditions. Board- certified physiatrists must complete, in addition to medical school, a four year residency program. The training develops skills in areas of orthopedics, neurology, and rheumatology. This places the physiatrist in an advantageous position to decide upon the cause of a patient’s symptoms: Nerve, muscle, joint, bone, ligament, etc. In addition to the conventional use of medications, we have expertise in the use of modalities (heat and cold modalities, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, etc.), exercise programs, manual techniques, equipment (splints, corsets, braces,) and coordination of therapy programs.