Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Office Building 5, Suite 152
3975 Old Redwood Hwy.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Map and Directions
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
By referral only
The physical medicine and rehabilitation department consists of physicians dedicated to caring for various musculoskeletal problems faced by our patients, both adults and children, and includes the EMG and Spine Clinic.
How to Obtain Great Care from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) runs efficiently thanks to the dedicated efforts of the medical assistants (MA) and our patient service representatives (PSRs).
Understanding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
To become board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, PM&R physicians (sometimes referred to as ‘physiatrists’, which is pronounced ”fizz ee at’ trists”) are required to pass both a written and oral examination administered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R), after completing 4 years of medical school and 4 years of an accredited residency program.
PM&R physicians treat acute and chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders. PM&R physicians focus on restoring function. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain, a basketball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again, or a computer programmer who has carpal tunnel syndrome. PM&R physicians’ patients include people with arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain, and work- or sports-related injuries.
PM&R physicians also treat serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result in severe functional limitations. They are able to treat a baby with a birth defect, a patient in a bad car accident, or an elderly person with a broken hip. Physiatrists coordinate the long-term rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injuries, cancer, stroke or other neurological disorders, brain injuries, amputations, and multiple sclerosis.
Physiatrists care for patients with:
- acute and chronic pain
- musculoskeletal problems: back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and myofascial pain
- experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury
- individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries, or neuromuscular disorders such as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, multiple sclerosis, polio, or ALS
- Low Back Pain – What You Can Do
- Back Care Tips For Daily Activites
- Back Pain: Self Traction (unloading)
- Back Problems and Injuries
- How to Care for Your Acute Low Back Pain
Finger, Hand, Elbow and Wrist:
- Elbow Pain
- Elbow Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Little League Elbow
- Finger, Hand and Wrist Injuries
- Finger, Hand and Wrist Problems: Non-Injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Heel, Foot, Knee and Leg Pain:
- Bunions, Hammertoes & Ingrown Toenails
- Muscle Cramps: After Your Visit
- Legs Problems: Non-Injury
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Knee Problems and Injuries
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease: After Your Child’s Visits
Hip Problems and Injuries:
Shoulder Problems and Injuries:
- General Shoulder Problems and Injuries
- Corticosteroid Injections for Rotator Cuff Disorders
- Rotator Cuff Disorders
- Rotator Cuff Home Rehabilitation Exercises
- Rotator Cuff Disorder: Should I have Surgery?
- Shoulder Care After Surgery or Trauma
- Shoulder Impingement: What you Can Do
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): Tips and Exercises