Create a better quality of life with physiatry.
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They see both adults and children who have had strokes, brain injuries (including concussions), spinal cord injuries, amputations, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle and joint) problems, nerve issues, and sports injuries. The goal of a physiatrist is to help a patient be more active in life and to participate in the activities that are important to them. This is accomplished by using a combination of elements, including medical treatments, physiotherapy, mobility aids, and/or pharmaceutical intervention.
A physiatrist may also use electromyography. Electromyography tests the health of muscles and the nerves that run from the neck down in to the arms and hands and from the lower back down into the legs and feet. Conditions for which these test can help to diagnose include carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves, muscular dystrophies, and ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Meet Our Physiatrist
About Dr. Taunya St. Pierre
Taunya attended the University of Ottawa where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Biology (biomechanics). Her medical school training was completed at the University of Ottawa and her residency training in physiatry was completed in Edmonton at the University of Alberta.
Taunya has now returned home to practice as a community physiatrist and electromyographer. She works to improve the quality of life for individuals of all ages.