Patients with musculoskeletal disorders often require rehabilitation to get them moving again.

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Musculoskeletal disorders are ones that affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or blood vessels. People with these disorders can have difficulty walking, moving the arms and legs, and have mild to severe pain.

At Penn State Health Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), our PM&R physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and other rehabilitation professionals can help.

Conditions treated

Our rehabilitation specialists care for patients who have many types of musculoskeletal disorders, conditions and injuries, such as:

How we can help

Penn State Health offers comprehensive rehabilitation services to help patients who have musculoskeletal disorders. Our goals are to improve function, relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. The services we offer include:

  • Physical and occupational therapy to improve strength, range of motion and function
  • Adaptive sports and recreation to learn new ways of playing sports
  • Activities of daily living training to regain self-care ability
  • Specialized pediatric rehabilitation services for children’s unique needs

Targeted treatment for spasticity

The PM&R physiatrists at Penn State Health are working to advance treatments for spasticity (stiff, rigid muscles and uncontrolled movement) and limb dystonia (abnormal postures and repetitive movement).

A promising treatment is injections of neurotoxins, such as botulinum toxin (Botox) and phenolic acid. These injections relieve pain, muscle stiffness or involuntary movement.

Our PM&R physiatrists also specialize in baclofen pump trials (where medicine is inserted directly into the spine), refills and long-term management.

Referring Physicians

To transfer a patient, please call the 24-hour MD Network: