Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physiatry is a medical specialty that is a combination of physical medicine practice and rehabilitation care. Physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, also called physiatrists, are medical specialists who diagnose and treat patients who have a range of bone, joint, muscle, nerve, and pain disorders. Within physiatry, these specialty physicians focus on treating the whole person through expert diagnostics, multidisciplinary treatment plans, and comprehensive rehabilitation care.
With extensive training and experience in the diagnosis, nonsurgical treatment, and management of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and neurological injuries, dysfunction, and chronic pain syndromes, our physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your condition and help you heal and advance.
Our specialty-trained physiatry doctor, Dr. Kathleen Sisler, will develop a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan for every patient, using an approach that will best serve that patient, recommending treatment options other than surgery first. As a board-certified physiatrist, Dr. Sisler is dedicated to fostering rehabilitation and helping patients gain greater mobility, reduce their chronic pain, and improve their daily function.
Symptoms You or Someone You Care for May Be Having
If you or someone you care for is experiencing any of these symptoms or similar problems, schedule an appointment with our specialized physician soon to get the treatment needed. Our physiatry doctor will understand how these symptoms are affecting you and will work with you to develop a plan to reduce their impact.
- Chronic back pain that is impacting daily life functioning
- Leg weakness and fear of falling
- Muscle spasms
- Neck pain, twisted neck
- Ongoing pain after an auto accident or other trauma
- Pain that isn’t improving after surgery
- Shooting pain, or sharp, unexpected pain
- Tingling, numbness
- Unable to hold or grasp items
Types of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Conditions
Physiatrists often care for people with injuries, conditions, disabilities, medical problems, and deformities such as:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neck and low back pain
- Nerve dysfunction
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Sports medicine injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Work-related injuries
- Upper and lower back work-related injuries
Our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor Offers Patient-Centered Care
When a patient first notices a problem, it’s common to wait to see if it will go away or improve. However, it may not improve, and some medical problems should be addressed sooner rather than later.
Our specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist provides the expert care a patient needs, including medication, electromyography and electrodiagnostic medicine, interventional pain care, epidural steroid injections, joint injections, physical therapy, home exercise and injury prevention programs, and other nonsurgical management. Under our care, your rehabilitation doctor may perform tests, such as nerve conduction studies and other electrodiagnostic tests to diagnose the source of your symptoms or track your rehabilitation progress. Other times, your doctor may coordinate treatment and therapy from an additional medical facility, such as an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation center.
As a comprehensive subspecialty physician, your physiatrist may draw other specialists together as needed to offer patient-centered care. This may include coordinating a team of clinical professionals from other fields of medicine, such as surgeons, primary care physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapist, and other physicians to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care.
Our board-certified physiatrist and all of our dedicated orthopedic surgeons and physicians at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain, as well as greater success and independence in daily life.
Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.
We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat the orthopedic or neuromuscular issue affecting you or your loved one. Rest assured, our experienced physiatrist will apply high-level skills and knowledge to your needs.
We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:
For urgent needs, like fractures and sports-related injuries, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
If you believe you could be helped by the expertise of a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, don’t wait any longer to see if the medical condition improves. Instead, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below to request an appointment online.