These services are provided by physicians who have trained and are certified in multiple specialties and subspecialities including:
Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians specialize in diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves. Physiatrists treat with a combination of patient education, injections/ interventions, medication prescriptions, revision of rehabilitation programs, and referrals to other specialists where appropriate.
Pain Medicine physicians specialize in the acute to chronic pain transition, and multi-modal/ multi-disciplinary approach to reducing pain. They may use strategies similar to physiatrists, with extra expertise in certain image-guided injections such as spine injections, and specialized expertise in some of the psychological contributors to pain.
According to the Canadian Association for Sports & Exercise Medicine (CASEM), sports medicine physicians responsible for treating musculoskeletal injuries that occur as a result of participation in sports. Our team regularly sees athletes of all ages & abilities.
According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in anesthesia, pain management, and critical care medicine. While all anesthesiologists know how to treat pain, some choose to specialize in pain medicine and are especially skilled and experienced in taking care of people with chronic pain.