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Alexander W. Chasnis, MD

What is Physiatry?

Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are trained to diagnose, treat and direct a rehabilitation plan that provides the best possible outcomes for their patients.

Exploring the Body from the Inside Out: Spine

In the spine edition of our Orthopedic Anatomy Series: Exploring Your Body from the Inside Out, we look at the causes and treatments of back pain and common spine ailments.

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a field of medicine that is designed to improve and maximize function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions. Physiatrists are experts on the bones, muscles and nerves that control how your body is affected by trauma like spinal cord damage, sports injuries, limb amputations, strokes and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Three Injuries, Three Months: Sarah’s Story

At age 28, I was in the best shape of my life...

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