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Physical medicine and rehabilitation services

Physical medicine and rehabilitation care that’s focused on improving your movement and quality of life.

Chronic pain from a condition affecting your muscles, bones and joint, or nervous system can restrict movement. Our physical medicine and rehabilitation services can work with you to help improve function in your daily living, and improve your quality of life.


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What it is

Physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on diagnosing and treating problems that affect the muscles, bones and joints, as well as the nervous system. Your physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, often partners with a team with other doctors, therapists and specialists to provide your care.

Our main goal is to improve your quality of life. Your physiatrist will work with you and your loved ones to restore your body - and your life - as much as possible.

Good for treating

  • amputations
  • back pain and neck pain
  • brain injuries
  • cancer
  • cerebral palsy 
  • concussions
  • fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
  • joint replacement
  • medical spine
  • movement disorders
  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pain problems following trauma and surgeries
  • post-polio services
  • spasticity and other muscle tone abnormalities
  • spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia 
  • sports injuries
  • stroke

What to expect

Your physiatrist can conduct physical exams, prescribe healing therapies, and develop treatment plans. Using a holistic approach, they will look at how your entire body is being impacted, not just where your condition is causing concern.

Good to know

Some conditions are treated only at certain locations.

There is a Running and Endurance Sports Injury program offered at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates - St. Paul. These services help both elite athletes and recreational runners with issues that range from nagging soreness to acute injury. The team is led by Marie-Christine Leisz, DO, who is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and sports medicine. 

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Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

First published: 10/2/2018
Last reviewed: 8/1/2018