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Restoring Independence

Injuries and illnesses can cause a loss of function, as well as pain. Our non-surgical rehabilitation care is designed to restore as much independence as possible and enhance your quality of life.

We offer rehabilitative care and pain management options to patients with sports injuries, neck and back pain, traumatic brain injuries and neurological disorders.


Whether an injury or accident has left you with limited mobility, or you suffer from the damaging effects of a neurological condition, such as stroke or multiple sclerosis, a rehabilitation doctor (also called a physiatrist) can help you set and meet realistic recovery goals.

At UVA, our approach to rehabilitation includes not only treating your condition, but also an extensive evaluation to find the cause of the injury or chronic pain.

From there, we develop a rehabilitation plan to relieve chronic pain, heal injuries and manage physical limitations, allowing you to get back to work, sports or leisure activities.

What Is Physiatry?
  • A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain medicine.
  • These doctors focus on non-surgical treatments for injuries that affect the bones, muscles and nerves.
  • Physiatrists treat back, neck and other musculoskeletal problems, as well as patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological conditions.
  • They also treat injuries from sports or work activities.
  • Physiatrists are trained in pain management and their holistic approach considers the needs of the whole person, rather than just one problem area of the body.