Definitions for "Physiatry"
medical specialty also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (curing of medical symptoms by natural methods, such as physical therapy, exercise, heat/cold, etc.
A physiatrist is a physician who specializes in physical medicine, which is the curing of injuries and disease by natural methods. Measures that are used include physical therapy, massage, exercise, light and heat.
This physician specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, prescribing physical methods of treatment to help patients return to a full lifestyle after injury or illness.