A physiatrist is a physician specializing in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of spine and musculoskeletal disorders, induding sports medicine, work injurjes or degenerative conditions such as low back pain. An aggressive non-surgical approach is utilized, with emphasis on comprehensive management to decrease pain and increase function. This includes guiding other rehabilitation professionals such as physical therapists to provide the rnost effective patient care. A physiatrist is specially trained in performing nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) disorders of the muscles and nerves. Having a fellowship trained physician such as Dr. Cohen on staff is part of OSM's team-oriented approach to providing exceptional, state-of-the-art patient care for spine and musculoskeletal disorders.