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About Physiatry

Doctors Specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physiatry is a branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions that have resulted in temporary or permanent loss of function or independence for a patient. A physiatrist is a physician with training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The goal is to maximize patients' independence in activities of daily living and improve their quality of life rather than focusing only on a medical "cure." Physiatrists carefully evaluate the whole person when devising a treatment plan.

At Gaylord, physiatry is used to assess and treat patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. When needed, our physiatrists also consult with other physicians, such as pulmonologists, primary care providers, and neurologists. Each physiatrist leads a team of specialists that may include physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists and psychologists, using the latest technology as part of a coordinated treatment plan.

If elbow pain, a knee injury, or lower back pain has limited your activity, this medical specialty can offer solutions for your musculoskeletal needs.

Get In Touch:

Call our office to see if a referral is needed. Often we can schedule an appointment with one of our medical staff (physiatrist) without a referral.

Physician Services / Physiatry Appointments: (203) 284-2845

Our physiatrists treat many conditions, including:

• Amputations
• Arthritis
• Back/neck pain
• Concussions
• COVID-19 Rehab & Recovery
• Elbow Pain
• Mobility Issues
• Musculoskeletal problems
• Neuromuscular conditions, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, ALS
• Orthopedic injury, including sports injuries
• Spinal cord injuries
• Shoulder conditions
• Stroke
• Tendinitis
• Traumatic brain injury
• Work-related injury

Personalized Care Plans

We offer personalized inpatient and outpatient care programs


At Gaylord a Physiatrist will work with inpatients to use the latest techniques to help minimize your pain and guide you as you regain strength and return to optimal functionality. Physiatrists are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans, and are integral members of the care team. 




Gaylord's Outpatient Physiatry Services are available for many different types of medical, neurological and chronic conditions. Physiatry is used to assess and treat each patient individually and treat the body as a whole.





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"I developed coping strategies to help relearn how to function in society"

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