Treating a continuum of disability

Maximize your patients’ functional abilities by coordinating the rehabilitation aspects of their care with a physiatrist so that they can return, as quickly and closely as possible, to their pre-morbid level of function.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (physiatry) provides integrated care in the treatment of all neurologic and musculoskeletal disabilities, from traumatic brain injury to lower back pain. Physiatry is one of the 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Another dimension of care

Dr. Murray Joiner (DABPM&R, DABIPP, FIPP) can provide an aspect of care which can take each patient a step further — physically, psychologically, socially and vocationally — thus complementing the care delivered by other physicians.

Without Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, patients can lose strength, muscle endurance and function. Dr. Joiner can provide patients with, for example, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain or cancer the ability to resume active and productive lives.

Cooperative care for the patient

Dr. Joiner offers non-surgical interventions in a variety of settings: rehabilitation centers, acute-care hospitals, nursing homes, and private practices. He will evaluate, prescribe and monitor the rehabilita-tion needs of the patient, coordinating the services of the rehabilitation team with the overall manage-ment of the patient by the referring physician. Whereas the physiatrist provides all management from a rehabilitation standpoint, the referring physician does not relinquish care of the patient.