Physiatry & EMG

Physiatrists at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute treat adults and children with physical disabilities and pain conditions. Also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors (PM&R), physiatrists specialize in non-surgical treatment.

The specialty is rooted in physical therapy and encompasses a whole-body approach to getting you back on your feet after an illness or injury. Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is proud to offer this specialized care as an alternative to surgery for those who are not candidates for surgery due to their age or health status, or who do not want to have surgery.

Conditions Treated:

Our physiatrists will conduct a thorough physical examination to understand your condition. Special diagnostic tests can aid in making a diagnosis. These include electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) in addition to routine X-rays and MRIs. Even though treatment options are non-surgical, they can provide substantial pain relief. A physiatrist uses therapeutic injections containing steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other medications, as well as physical therapy.

If you want to get moving again without having to face surgery, a physiatrist can tell you how to do that. At Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, you will get a dedicated medical team that will work hard to help you achieve your goals.

Pain doesn’t go away on its own. It’s usually a sign that something is wrong, maybe an illness or injury. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. To schedule an appointment, please call our East Tucson office at (520) 784-6200, Northwest Tucson office at (520) 382-8200, or the Oro Valley office at (520) 544-9700. You may also use our secure online appointment request form.

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - East Office
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: (520) 784-6200
Fax: (520) 784-6187
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Northwest Office
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85741
Phone: (520) 382-8200
Fax: (520) 297-3505
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Oro Valley Office
1521 E. Tangerine Road, Suite 101
Oro Valley, Arizona 85755
Phone: (520) 544-9700
Fax: (520) 618-6060
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm