Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed the 4-year residency training in this specialty is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goal of physical medicine and rehabilitation is to maximize patients' independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.
Physiatrists are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans, and are integral members of the care team. They utilize cutting-edge as well as time-tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life for their patients and have a broad range of knowledge particularly in spine, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Eagle's physiatrist Dr. Al Bartko has received additional specialty training in non-operative fluoroscopically guided spine interventional procedures which he has been performing here in Greensboro for over 2 decades including epidurals, pain-relieving nerve ablations, spinal cord stimulator trials, and other advanced procedures to alleviate spine / back pain and improve function with the goal of avoiding surgery if possible. He is also specialty trained in performing electrodiagnostic testing used to diagnose neurologic disorders.
Monday-Friday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
301 E. Wendover Avenue, Suite 200 - In the Wendover Medical Center
Greensboro, NC 27410
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