If you have suffered an injury due to an accident in Ontario, you may be referred to a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, also known as a Physiatrist.
How Does a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor Help An Ontario Accident Victim?
Rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) are medical doctors that have attended medical school. They are not therapists, but instead medical doctors with specialized training and expertise. Physiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating pain. These physicians
What is Physiatry And What Is The Role Of A Physiatrist?
Physiatry is a branch of medicine that emphasizes prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to nerves, muscles and bones that produce temporary or permanent injury. Physiatry, also called physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, is one of the 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Physiatrists usually work closely with geriatricians, rheumatologists, neurologists, hospitalists, surgeons and others.
Do not be shy about asking your doctor for a referral to a physiatrist. There are many physiatrists in Toronto and the GTA and their services are covered by OHIP. You will generally require a referral to get an appointment with a physiatrist. The referral can be made from your family doctor.