Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, is a subspecialty of medicine that manages a wide range of conditions that involve the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, focusing on restoring function, independence and quality of life. This specialty emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of people disabled by disease, disorder or injury.

To make an appointment, please call 505.727.7177.

At Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital, our skilled physiatrists provide comprehensive treatments to help you recover and feel your best. Our goal is to return people recovering from illness or injury to the highest function and quality of life possible. Our treatment programs are intensive and coordinated so you can regain and maintain as much independence as possible.

Providers: To refer a patient to one of our pain clinics, please click here to download the referral form.

Conditions we treat

Many different injuries and conditions require rehabilitative care. No matter what you're experiencing, our physicians are dedicated to helping you recover. We provide physical therapy for the following conditions:

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
    • Includes: concussion, traumatic brain injury, non-traumatic brain injury (e.g. anoxic, infectious, tumor), stroke, adult cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity
    • Pharmacologic Management
    • Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Myoboc) Injections
    • Neurolysis (Phenol, Alcohol) Injections
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    • EMG - Electromyography
    • NCS - Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Sports Medicine
    • Sports-Related Injury Management
    • Joint, Bursa, Tendon Sheath, Muscle Injections
    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Return to Sport Evaluations
    • Subspecialty areas include:
      • Running Medicine
      • Adaptive Athletes
      • Female Athletes, Bone Health, Nutrition
      • Pregnant/Post-Partum Athletes

Our physical therapy treatments

Once your care team understands your specific needs and health goals, we will work closely with you to develop an effective rehabilitation plan. Our physicians use many different treatments and procedures to help you heal, including:

  • Disability and impairment assessment
  • Discography and disc decompression
  • EMG/nerve conduction studies
  • Fluoroscopy guided procedures
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Manual medicine/osteopathic treatment
  • Medico-legal consulting
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy
  • Nerve stimulators
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Regenerative medicine and advanced procedures
  • Spasticity treatment
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Vertebroplasty

Once we determine a rehabilitative treatment plan, our doctors will provide the exceptional physical therapy care you need to recover. Helping you live independently and pain-free is our greatest honor.


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Zackery Billington, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

W. Austin Davis, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Gwen Lacerda, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Emily Kristine Miller Olson, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Richard R. Radecki, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation