Joan K. Szynal M.D., Goshen IN

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which is a branch of medicine that treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems. Physiatrists are highly qualified to see patients of all ages who experience a wide range of problems. They help restore patients back to their full function at home, in the workplace or to their athletic endeavors.
Rehabilitation physicians have many treatment methods available to reduce or eliminate your problems and decrease the possibility of a recurrence. They conduct a thorough exam and collect your medical history to identify the source of your pain or injury. In addition, the Physiatrist will direct your treatment if you need any other services. The result is a customized treatment program tailored just for you.

A Physiatrist will treat the whole person, not just the problem area, they provide non-surgical treatments and will help their patients understand and take control of their health. Dr. Szynal’s goal is to treat any disability resulting from disease or injury. The focus is on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person’s life back together after injury or disease – without surgery.