Physical Medicine and RehabilitationIntegrated Care with Excellent Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a medical specialty that focuses on restoring function and minimizing pain for patients with impairments resulting from injury or illness affecting the musculoskeletal or nervous system. Musculoskeletal problems are often accompanied by physical limitations and pain, which can make it challenging to enjoy everyday life.
Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists are experts in helping patients regain the ability to handle simple daily tasks and return to their daily and recreational activities. A physiatrist specializes in treating the functional problems associated with musculoskeletal or neurological problems. Working with a team of specialists including physical, occupational and speech therapists, the goal of our team is to restore a patient’s level of physical fitness and independence in mobility, while helping to minimize pain and improve one’s quality of life.
Patients can optimize their strength and flexibility through a range of treatment options including physical therapy, injections, and medication management.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Treatments
Our team provides integrated care and treatment for conditions related to muscles, bones and joints. To help patients comfortably recover from the effects of immobilizing conditions and increase their overall ability to function, our specialists use:
Adaptive or assistive devices, custom braces, prosthetics, splints and orthotics can also be prescribed to improve patients’ ability to function as fully and independently as possible, in addition to medications and exercise. Special procedures and services include:
A surgical approach may be recommended when physical medicine and rehabilitation are unable to provide adequate pain relief or improve functioning.
We Play an Active Role in Our Community
Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.
Steven Shimoyama, M.D.See Profile »
Andrew Bulczynski, M.D.See Profile »
Jacqueline Hanna, M.D.See Profile »
Charles Herring, M.D.See Profile »
Louis Volpicelli, M.D.See Profile »
Jeffrey Colbert, M.D.See Profile »
Robert Watkins IV, M.D.See Profile »
David Chang, M.D.See Profile »
Robert Watkins III, M.D.See Profile »
Robert S. Bray, M.D.See Profile »
Jae Chon, M.D.See Profile »
Hooman Melamed, M.D.See Profile »