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Physiatry at Ventura Orthopedics covers a multitude of conditions and areas of the human body. Our goal is to restore and improve a patient’s physical ability and quality of life.
Physiatry deals with restoring optimal function to muscles, bones, tissue and the nervous system. It can be beneficial for people recovering from a stroke, amputees or patients suffering from fibromyalgia.
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Physiatry treatment is commonly tailored to the individual. Exercises and treatment options are administered depending on the condition, pain, mobility, age, etc. After in office treatment, patients can help themselves recover by following physiatrist instructions for medication, exercise, therapy and rest.
- Spinal cord injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back pain
- Joint replacement
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological conditions
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Many people might get a diagnosis from a doctor and that doctor might recommend surgery. Before immediately deciding to go the surgery route, it is always good practice to see a physiatrist and get a second opinion. There are many times surgery can be avoided when dealing with conditions that may limit activity and/or cause pain. A physiatrist might be able to show you that physical therapy or other non-surgical techniques are all you need to treat your condition and return to normal pain free activity.