We found 13 rehabilitation physicians near Rapid City, SD.

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Craig Mills, M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), General Practice
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2929 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Cristina Sanders, D.O.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), General Practice
Address: 2929 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Joshua Sole, M.D., FAAPMR, DABPM, CAQSM, RMSK, CIC
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), General Practice
Address: 1635 Caregiver Circle, Rapid City, SD 57702
Robert Nelson, D.O.
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), General Practice
Address: 2929 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Dr. Brett D. Lawlor MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 1136 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702
Christina J. Cote DO
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 2929 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Dr. Christopher T. Dietrich MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1136 1136 Jackson Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57702
Dr. Cristian Jeremiah Van Dyke DPT
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 1110 Omaha Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
Trevor Ryan Anderson MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1136 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702
Mrs. Crystal L. Walton CNP, PA C
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1136 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702
"This lady is rude and a idiot.Tried to send me to physical therapy to fix something only surgery will fix. She is totally useless don't waste your time."
November 22, 2016
Peter E. Vonderau M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1136 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702
Ms. Heather Dawne Lenox PTA
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 2000 Wesleyan Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57702
Ms. Danielle Sabo Vrooman DPT, PT
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Address: 353 Fairmont Boulevard, Rapid City, SD 57701
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What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

The specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is not one that many people are immediately familiar with, yet it is one that serves thousands of people every year. Also known as Physiatry, it is sometimes simply referred to as Rehabilitation or Rehab. This specialty focuses on restoring quality of life for patients who are experiencing physical pain or loss of function after a traumatic illness or injury. After major surgery, a car accident, a long illness such as cancer, or a major change to the body (such as the loss of a limb), it is the PM&R physicians who help patients begin to feel better and put the pieces of their life back together again.

PM&R physicians work with patients who have been disabled by pain or the loss of motion or cognition, and they find ways to restore function. They may consult with other physicians such as neurologists, orthopedists, physical therapists, or psychiatrists. PM&R specialists treat the whole person, not specific symptoms or illnesses, and their goal is to help patients lead active and able lives.

One example of services performed by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician is teaching a patient who just had a leg amputated how to get around the house, use the bathroom, bathe, and care for themselves. A different example might be helping a patient learn how to walk again after a traumatic brain injury. Because there are so many different causes of pain and disability, the list of services provided by PM&R physicians is nearly endless. Generally, services that are provided by a PM&R specialist can fall into one of the following care categories:
  • Self-care skills (bathing, grooming)
  • Physical care (feeding, taking medication)
  • Mobility
  • Respiratory care (ventilator care, exercises for lung function)
  • Communication
  • Cognitive skills (memory, problem solving)
  • Vocational training
  • Pain management
  • Psychological counseling (adapting to a disability)

Because there are so many options, it can be a very creative specialty. When accidents, pain, or illness cause disability, it is the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists who are there to give patients their life back.
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