Medical Services Physiatry If you have physical impairments or disabilities, Physiatry can help you improve your functional ability and quality of life. See what may be possible without surgery. Find a Location Find a Provider The Physiatry practice at St. Elizabeth helps you: Regain your independence Improve your quality of life Decrease pain Enhance performance Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), or Physiatry, improves and restores function and quality of life for people with physical impairments or disabilities that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. We aim to accomplish this and more in a location close to your home, all without surgery. Call us at (859) 957-0052 to make an appointment to learn more. Your Physiatry team At St. Elizabeth, we evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with short- or long-term physical and/or cognitive impairments and disabilities. These disabilities may result from musculoskeletal, neurological or other medical conditions. Just as each patient’s problem or condition is unique, so are our treatment plans. You’ll benefit from the collective experience of St. Elizabeth. Our Physiatry team consults with a vast network of team providers to maximize your treatment plan for quality of life and functional ability. Our specialists include: Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists Orthopaedists Neurologists Surgeons Nutritionists Weight loss specialists Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Why visit our Physiatrists? There are several reasons you might visit the Physiatrists at St. Elizabeth. These include: An accident, injury or chronic condition that causes pain or limits function Recovery from surgery, the effects of a stroke or other nerve damage An illness, or treatment for an illness, has reduced your energy or impaired your movement A desire to resume regular exercise after a period of inactivity Chronic arthritis pain, a repetitive stress injury or back problems If excess weight makes exercising difficult or causes health problems Childbirth or menopause has impaired your physical function Whatever the reason, with experience in advanced techniques like regenerative injections (Prolotherapy PRP, stem cells), we’ll do our best to get you moving again. Our Doctors and Staff Michael Bertram, MD Dr. Bertram focuses on outpatient care and a combination of general Physiatry, musculoskeletal Physiatry, Spine care (interventional) and Electromyography (EMG). Special services Dr. Bertram provides include: Musculoskeletal Medicine, including ultrasound diagnostic and interventional treatments Spine Care, including interventional X-ray guided procedures EMG studies Interventional Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine (IROM). Also known as Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections Lawrence Zeff, MD Dr. Zeff is an Interventional Pain Medicine physician who is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His focus is helping patients improve their functional abilities. Dr. Zeff offers medical management, physical therapy and exercise programs. He is currently building a regenerative medicine program at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Special services: Therapeutic spinal and intra-articular joint injections Kyphoplasty Neuromodulation using spinal cord stimulation Resources Visit the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to learn more about Physiatry or PM&R. Contact Us Call us at (859) 957-0052 to schedule an appointment or contact our office to learn more.