Reclaiming Quality of Life: Reducing Pain and Restoring Function Lost Through Injury, Illness or Disabling Conditions - without Surgery
Sep 12, 2010 12:45PM
Rehabilitation Associates of Naples is a group of caring physicians, nurses and therapists all devoted to diagnosing and treating the causes of your discomfort and functional impairments and getting you back to the job of living your life.
At Rehabilitation Associates of Naples, we are Physiatrists, rehabilitation medical doctors, who:
- Expertly diagnose and treat pain, numbness, injury, weakness, and lymphedema
- Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions
- Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
- Lead a team of medical professionals
- Provide non-surgical treatments
- Explain your medical problems and treatment plan
- Work not only on treatment but also prevention, and include alternative therapies such as acupuncture in our plan
We provide integrated care in the treatment of injuries or illnesses related to the brain, nerves, muscles, and bones, from traumatic brain injury to lower back pain.
“Our goal is to decrease pain and
enhance performance without surgery.”
We take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment, and then design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of our medical team. This medical team might include other physicians and health professionals, such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, acupuncturists, and physical therapists. By providing an appropriate treatment plan, we help patients stay as active as possible at any age. Our medical expertise allows us to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime.
How do rehabilitation physicians diagnose?
At Rehabilitation Associates of Naples, we take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment. In addition to medical histories, physical examinations, and imaging studies, we can add special techniques in electrodiagnostic medicine like electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and somatosensory evoked potentials. These techniques help the rehabilitation physician to diagnose conditions that cause pain, weakness, and numbness.
What is the rehabilitation physician’s role in treatment?
Once we have a diagnosis, we design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of our medical team. Our interdisciplinary medical team may include medical professionals such as neurologists, psychiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and urologists, and non-physician health professionals such as acupuncturists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, vocational counselors, psychologists and social workers.
“We treat the whole patient with a complete array of therapies for optimum results”
The team is different for each patient, and the team's composition changes during treatment to match the patient's shifting needs. By providing an appropriate treatment plan, we help patients stay as active as possible at any age. Our broad medical expertise allows us to treat disabling conditions throughout a person’s lifetime.
What is the scope of the rehabilitation physician’s practice?
Our aim is to enhance patient performance. The job of a rehabilitation physician is to treat any disability resulting from disease or injury involving any organ system. The focus is not on one part of the body, but instead on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person's life back together – medically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally – after injury or disease.
“We are in the Quality of Life profession”
The problems that we manage span the entire spectrum, from the most complicated multiple trauma to injury prevention for athletes. At Rehabilitation Associates of Naples, we have broad-based practices that encompass many different types of patients and a wide variety of ailments.
Let us help you reclaim your quality of life.