A physiatrist can be either a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO).
A physiatrist practices in the field of physiatry – also called physical medicine and rehabilitation – which is a branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease primarily using “physical” means, such as physical therapy, injections, acupuncture and medications. Physiatrists do not perform surgery
Essentially, physiatrists specialize in a wide variety of treatments for the musculoskeletal system – the muscles, bones, and associated nerves, ligaments, tendons, and other structures – and the musculoskeletal disorders that cause pain and/or difficulty with functioning.
Dr. Josephine Huang is a physiatrist, who practice non- operative treatment procedures on patients who have spine, sports-related injuries as well as other musculoskeletal, neurological conditions.
The treatment provided by Dr. Josephine Huang focuses on combining the procedures, with medically instructed exercise therapies and counseling lifestyle changes to restore patients’ mobility and function. The goal is to help the patient become as pain-free as possible and reach the highest function level to enjoy their lives.