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What is a Physiatrist?

What is a PhysiatristWe are a practice of medical physicians and mid-level providers in the Denver & Greenwood Village area with greater than 30 years of combined experience in the specialized evaluation and non-surgical management of problems involving the nervous system, muscles, bones, discs, tendons and ligaments.

The medical specialty of Physiatry is also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or PMR. A major focus of the field involves the diagnosis of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions through the use of a range of clinical exams, imaging studies, and other diagnostic tests, the formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan, and providing non-surgical treatments to improve pain and other symptoms with the goal of improving function. Treatments may include physical therapy, massage, dry needling, and other physical medicine related treatments, interventional or injection related treatments which may include regenerative medicine treatment, spinal cord stimulation, pain psychology approaches, and medication management strategies.

PMR physicians may also pursue additional certification in sports, pain, and/or electro-diagnostic (EMG) medicine. Both Dr. Bainbridge and Dr. Trainor are board certified in Pain Medicine.

What do Physiatrists do?

Our goal as Denver rehab specialists is to facilitate our patients’ return to functional and fulfilling activities, and to promote healthy lifestyle changes by:

Individualized treatment plans often include:

Additional information regarding the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can be found at:

Click here for your patient forms and call The Denver Spine and Pain Institute at 303-327-5511 for a physical medicine appointment with one of our rehab specialists.