Physical Medicine

Integrative Medicine located in Auburn, WA
Physical Medicine

Physical Medicine services offered in Auburn, WA

Regaining your body function after an injury is essential for a healthy life. At Docere Integrated Medicine in Auburn, Washington, Dr. Tamoro McDonald, ND, and the team bring decades of physical medicine expertise to getting you back on your feet and restoring your daily independence. To improve your quality of life after an injury, call the office today or schedule an appointment online. 

What is physical medicine?

Physical medicine, also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty that aims to improve your quality of life. It provides treatments for a large variety of conditions that affect several areas of the body. Sometimes a preexisting condition or injury causes the loss of basic functions. For instance, eating, bathing, and other types of general movement. Physical medicine aims to help people regain the body functions they lost. 

Rehabilitation is the main component of physical medicine. At Docere Integrated Medicine, the team integrates and addresses your physical, mental, emotional, and social health. This provides you with the highest level of independence possible.

Some examples of physical medicine include strategies to adapt to significant life changes, pain management techniques, traditional medicine, and breathing exercises to improve lung function.

With physical medicine, the experts at Docere Integrated Medicine, located in Auburn, Washington, will rehabilitate you to enhance your functionality without surgery.

Who is an ideal candidate for physical medicine?

Improving your quality of life through rehabilitation is not restricted by age or other socioeconomic factors. People of all ages are eligible to receive physical medicine treatment. Some of the common conditions treated with physical medicine are:

  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Those recovering from a severe illness
  • Speech disorders
  • Genetic disorders like down syndrome

Physical medicine can help alleviate the symptoms of these conditions. Additionally, physical medicine provides preventive therapy that ensures the reduction or avoidance of future symptoms.

Why should I consider physical medicine?  

Physical medicine offers therapeutic techniques you can reference and use daily. Physical medicine experts, such as the team at Docere Integrated Medicine, improve your quality of life through nonsurgical means. This provides non-invasive treatment that is affordable and more accessible for a wider population.

Furthermore, supportive treatments, such as acupuncture and chiropractic, or helping loved ones understand your condition, are considered. The team at Docere Integrated Medicine may prescribe braces and walking aides to enhance the recovery process. Physical medicine treatments may also include the use of prescription medication.

To learn more about physical medicine and associated treatments, call the Auburn, Washington, office, or request an appointment through the online portal.