Physical Medicine Specialist

Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Frisco, TX & Coppell, TX

If you suffer a sports-related injury or undergo a complex orthopedic surgery, you might benefit from physical medicine. At Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Frisco, Texas, board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Jason Petrasic, MD, regularly helps men and women recover from the effects of disease, disorders, and injury using light exercise and other forms of rehabilitation. To see if you’re a candidate for physical medicine, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

Physical Medicine Q & A

What is physical medicine?

Physical medicine, also known as physiatry, is a branch of health care designed to restore function to a person who suffered a disability as a result of an accident, disease, or disorder. 

Physical medicine provides multidisciplinary, integrated care aimed at the recovery of the whole person. After taking a person’s physical, emotional, vocational, and social needs into account, Dr. Petrasic and the team develop a physical medicine treatment plan that eases pain, promotes circulation, and improves your overall quality of life. 

What types of injuries can benefit from physical medicine?

A wide array of injuries and diseases can benefit from treatment with physical medicine, especially those that affect the musculoskeletal system and joints. At Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Petrasic regularly prescribes physical medicine to treat:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Knee pain
  • Fractures
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • ACL injuries

You might also benefit from physical medicine if you have a chronic degenerative condition like rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. 

Is physical medicine right for me?

To determine if physical medicine is right for you, make an appointment with Dr. Petrasic and the team at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Following a review of your medical history, physical exam, and discussion of your symptoms, Dr. Petrasic can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. 

That said, if you’ve suffered a sports-related or musculoskeletal injury, and it doesn’t respond to conservative measures of care like rest and over-the-counter pain medicine, you’re probably a good candidate. Physical medicine can ease inflammation, promote circulation, and improve your overall quality of life. 

Is there anything else I should know about physical medicine?

To achieve the best possible outcome, it’s important that you take your physical medicine regimen seriously. This means following Dr. Petrasic’s instructions carefully and attending all of your rehabilitation appointments. 

During the recovery process, it’s perfectly normal to feel sore, stiff, and generally uncomfortable. However, these side-effects will subside over time. Commit to your treatment plan and give each treatment session you’re all. Slowly but surely, you’ll see an improvement in your symptoms and the way you feel. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of physical medicine, make an appointment at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.