Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Non-surgical Treatments for Neurologic Disorders

Ascension Wisconsin physiatrists specialize in physical medicine and the rehabilitation of neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS).

Physiatry Neuro Rehabilitation

For adults in chronic pain, recovering from a stroke, or managing a neuromuscular condition (such as MS or traumatic brain injury), our board-certified doctors use non-surgical treatments and therapies to manage pain and improve your quality of life.

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These doctors specialize in treating the whole person and improving functional movement. They work closely with your healthcare team to personalize therapeutic treatments, including non-surgical injections, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

In southeastern Wisconsin, the Ascension Center of Neurologic Disorders at St. Francis Outpatient Center in Milwaukee includes neurologists, physiatrists, nurses and therapists caring for complex brain and spine conditions. For more information, call 414-769-4040.

Managing Pain with a Holistic Approach

One in ten Americans lives with chronic pain. We treat the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. The conditions we treat most often affect your brain function, nervous, muscles, and bones.

A physiatrist also supports the needs of pediatric and adult inpatients at our hospitals. Ascension Wisconsin rehabilitation clinics work with physiatrists. These doctors use a variety of treatments are used to improve your ability to do daily tasks, maximize independence, and achieve long-term health goals.

  • Botox for migraines
  • Botox injections for limb spasticity, cervical dystonia
  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCV)
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump management for spasticity
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurorehabilitation and neurophysiology therapies
  • Spasticity management
  • Stroke recovery

In traumatic brain injury (TBI), specialized neuro-rehabilitation improves recovery by:

  • Improving your ability to function at home and in your community
  • Providing social and emotion support
  • Preventing health complication such as muscle weakness, bowel and bladder problems, breathing issues, pressure ulcers, and blood clots 
  • Treating mental and physical problems caused by TBI

A physiatrist is part of a physical medicine and rehabilitation care team. They work closely with your doctors to provided coordinated care when and where you need it. Learn more about a physical medicine and rehabilitation care team >

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