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What is Physiatry?

Physiatry, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), are two names for the same branch of medicine, yet many patients are unfamiliar with the specialty. These doctors specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues, and nervous system.

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Expanding Our Medical Team

The Center is pleased to announce these additions to our diverse team of highly-trained doctors. Each brings valuable skills and specific expertise to the team that will help keep pace with Central Oregon’s continued growth.

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6 Tips to Stay in Shape at Work

With work taking up the majority of our time, it’s no surprise that many adults find it difficult to incorporate regular physical activity into their schedules. Don’t let your job keep you from staying active.

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Free Joint Pain Seminar

Take the first step towards understanding your joint pain as orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Caravelli answers your questions and discusses joint pain.

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Backpacks and Back Pain

When used correctly, backpacks are designed to distribute weight among some of the strongest muscles in the body. When used incorrectly, backpacks can cause injuries to muscles and joints.

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Wide-Awake Anesthesia

Recently, the medical community has seen an increase in the use of wide-awake local anesthesia for hand and wrist surgery procedures. Wide-awake local anesthesia is surgery performed with only local anesthesia, avoiding the use of general anesthesia.

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Neurologists vs. Neurosurgeons

If you are trying to get diagnosed for a brain or spine condition or injury, it’s important to understand what type of specialist to see and when.

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Common Climbing Injuries

While there is a risk of traumatic injury for rock climbers, they are more likely to experience overuse injuries to the hand, wrist, shoulder, or elbow.

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What to Expect When You Get an X-Ray

An x-ray is generally a quick and painless test that is used to produce images of the inside of your body. Your doctor will be able to examine what’s going on inside your body without making an incision.

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Traveling with Back or Neck Pain

For many, summer means trips to visit friends and family, or vacations to exciting destinations. Here are some tips from our back and neck experts at The Center to make your travel as comfortable as possible.

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