Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) is a medical specialty that emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of people impaired by disease, disorder or injury. As a subspecialty area of medicine, Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Physiatrists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, focusing on function, independence and quality of life.

Physiatrists provide care aimed at recovery of the whole person by addressing the individual's physical, emotional, medical, vocational and social needs. Physiatrists focus on non-operative solutions to injury or disease management, employing laboratory and radiologic testing including musculoskeletal ultrasound, x-rays, MRI, electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies) and others. The goal is to partner with you on a path to improved health and function.  

At Huggins Hospital, we provide Physiatry in our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine office through Barry Gendron, DO. Physiatry services at Huggins Hospital include diagnosing and treating a variety of musculoskeletal, sports and neurological conditions.

If you would like an appointment with Dr. Gendron, please ask your medical provider for a referral or call our Orthopedic office for more information at 603-569-7690.

We also offer other rehabilitation services - such as physical and occupational therapy - through our Back Bay Rehabilitation services. Our Orthopedic, Physiatry and Back Bay teams work together to provide you the services to best fit your needs.