Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Patient-Centered Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our physical medicine and rehabilitation experts, Dr. Bradly Goodman and Dr. Srinivas Mallempati, are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our specialists strive to treat each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what musculoskeletal disorder you are suffering from, our physiatrists will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

Physicians who specialize in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, are known as physiatrists. These medical doctors have been specialty-trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation and are highly skilled at providing a wide range of treatment options as well as pain management for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. 

Our physiatrists are highly skilled medical specialists whose main focus is your well-being. After carefully evaluating your disorder, our doctors will expertly apply their knowledge and use their extensive training to create a comprehensive care plan focused on wellness, prevention, and education. Our specialists are dedicated to treating each patient with the utmost care as well as providing self-care education so that a patient can better manage functions needed in their daily life.

Additionally, our specialists are committed to offering the latest and most advanced non-surgical treatment options and are experts at performing the following:

No matter what musculoskeletal disorder is ailing you, our experts will always deliver the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care you need as well as offer the best solution to improve your daily life.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation to discuss your musculoskeletal issue with one of our physiatrists in BirminghamHoover, or Pell City, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctors

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by a physician working within physical medicine and rehabilitation as soon as possible, especially before a problem worsens. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with a physiatrist:


  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain after an accident
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Spine-related pain
  • Weakness and ongoing fatigue


One of our specialty-trained physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:


  • Arthritis
  • Bone fracture
  • Cartilage damage
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Ligament or tendon injury
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerve or nerve disorder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal disorder
  • Sprain or strain
  • Tendonitis

Providing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Care

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions and restoring function. This form of rehabilitation can be used to help patients of all ages increase their muscle strength and mobility, reduce their pain, and return to their daily activities. For example, a physiatrist frequently helps older patients who have suffered a hip fracture regain strength and mobility as well as patients who have a permanent disability caused by a spinal cord injury overcome challenges.

Instead of using surgical treatment options, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists use medical therapies, such as medication, injections, ultrasound-guided treatments, nerve stimulation, and physical therapy. They also focus on providing whole-patient care and take into account how the condition is affecting every aspect of a patient’s life.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our physical medicine and rehabilitation experts offer state-of-the-art services to alleviate pain and improve function without drugs or surgery. They specialize in minimally invasive procedures, steroid injections, and orthobiologics as well as offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help promote optimal function and improve daily living.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation to discuss your musculoskeletal issue with one of our physiatrists in Birmingham, Hoover, or Pell City, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Walk-In Clinic Available

Available at our Birmingham and Hoover offices, our Walk-In Clinic provides prompt, expert care for patients suffering from acute orthopedic injuries.

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