Orthopedic Specialist and Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Rehabilitation SpecialistMost of the readers of my blogpost, Dealing With Dextroscoliosis, would often ask me where to go to have their scoliosis checked or how to go about having it checked.  The first step in dealing with your scoliosis is to see a Rehabilitation Specialist or Physiatrist. In most cases, people with dextroscoliosis tend to consult an orthopedic doctor first. To a certain extent, orthopedic doctors can diagnose scoliosistic condition and give possible treatment but for a more comprehensive physical management of scoliosistic illness or any other physical injuries in that matter, Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist or Physiatrist is your best bet. So what is the difference between an Orthopedic Specialist and Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist? The difference lies in their nature of practice.

Orthopedic Specialist

An Orthopedic Specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system which includes the bones, joints, muscles, and any related painful conditions. If, for example, you seek advice and treatment from an orthopedic specialist regarding your scoliosis, he will recommend you to undergo a scoliosistic sequence xray or a spine xray. Based on the results and findings, he will be able to tell you the degree of your curvature as well as the kind of scoliosis that you have. But then, for proper management of your condition, he will refer you to a Rehab Medicine specialist or Physiatrist since it is not like a broken leg or foot that needs casting or surgery.

Rehabilitation Specialist or Physiatrist

A Rehabilitation Specialist or Physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system. They usually work with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, and therapeutic recreation specialists in a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation program. Combined with the use of medications, physical modalities, physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement & activities modification, adaptive equipment and assistive device, orthotics (braces), prosthesis, and experiential training approaches, they work to restore optimal functioning of the affected part of the body. If you are a patient with scoliosistic condition you can go straight to a Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist to save time and cut costs since the Rehab Specialist will handle the long term management of your condition. But in cases where surgery is required, the Rehab Specialist will refer you back to an Orthopedic doctor.

Rehabilitation Specialists in the Philippines

Most of the major hospitals here in the Philippines such as University of Santo Tomas, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Asian Hospital, University of Perpetual Help to name a few, as well as health clinics in malls such as Healthway and Tokyo Healthlink, have resident Rehabilitation Medicine Specialists in their Bone Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Department, who can work well with you in managing your scoliosis.

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    October 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm (8 months ago)

    So, from your explanation, an orthopedic surgeon can take care of broken bones, but for more complex, specific issues, he will refer you to another specialist? My sister has had a bone out of place in her leg for 2 days, now, and I’m not sure if an orthopedic surgeon could help her or not. I guess it’s worth a try; he may know of a specialist that could help her get it back into place. Maybe it will require a rehabilitation medicine specialist, like you described, but I guess we won’t know until we go in.

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  35. EJ
    March 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for this informative post.. Do you have any idea about the cost or fees for those rehab specialist? I hope it is not that expensive.. And will you please recommend one for me?

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    November 8, 2013 at 5:32 am (4 years ago)

    so helpful information you have provided.I agree with you to see a rehabilitation specialist before going under a surgery or something. thanks for sharing.

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  38. Donald Quixote
    September 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm (4 years ago)

    Dextroscoliosis has never really been fun for me, but now I know where I can go to get it checked out and treated.

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      August 14, 2014 at 9:32 am (3 years ago)

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    July 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm (5 years ago)

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    • Blanca
      July 18, 2012 at 12:41 am (5 years ago)

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  42. Jessica
    June 14, 2012 at 9:03 am (5 years ago)

    Nice insights on different profession! I agree with you to see a rehabilitation specialist before going under a surgery or something. They’re the one who knows the best what to do with patient’s scoliosis.

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