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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

If an injury or illness makes it difficult for you to move and keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, we're here to help. Gundersen Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is here to help.

Our specialists—known as physiatrists—diagnose your ailment and prescribe treatments. PM&R treats patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Conditions we treat

Treatments and tests we offer

We use non-invasive methods to help improve a quality of life. Give us a call to see which option is right for you.

Adaptive equipment - Our experts prescribe adaptive equipment that can help you accomplish everyday tasks.

Pain-relieving injections - Our physiatrists administer trigger-point injections, ultrasound-guided injections and fluoroscopically guided injections to manage pain throughout your body.

Botulinum toxin injections - Botulinum toxin injections are used to treat muscle stiffness, spasms and pain. These injections help to relax your affected muscles.

Prolotherapy - Our experts inject a solution into your injured ligament or tendon at the point where it attaches to the bone to increase blood flow. This process promotes the natural healing ability of your body and leads to stronger ligaments and less pain.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections - Platelet-rich plasma injections regenerate and strengthen injured tendons and ligaments. This therapy uses your own blood to heal your injury and decrease pain.

Electromyograms (EMG) - An EMG is a test to determine the health of your muscles and the nerves that control them. Your provider may request that you have an EMG if you show signs of a nerve or muscle disorder.

Additional care that we oversee

Orthotics - Orthotics may be included in a physiatrist's treatment plan. We will work with you to get the proper orthotic care to ensure quality support, protection and mobility as you perform activities throughout the day.

Prosthesis - A prosthetic may be prescribed to help you restore the function of a missing body part. Our experts work with you to find and adapt to your new prosthesis.

Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic and Adult Down Syndrome Clinic

PM&R also offers the Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic and the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic. Patients are seen by healthcare professionals from multiple areas. After the visit, the healthcare team discusses the findings and then meets with the patient and/or caregiver to discuss recommendations and follow-up care. For more information about either of the two clinics, call (608) 775-2789 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 52789.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System delivers great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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