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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR), also called Physiatry, is a branch of Medicine that rehabilitates patients with a wide range of physically disabling conditions.

The comprehensive rehabilitation program is led by a physician and a team of highly skilled professionals that include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, prosthetists and orthotists, psychologists, and nurses. Physicians specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation conduct patient consultations, order relevant investigations, and prescribe appropriate medications for the condition.

The specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation aims to achieve the best functional outcome through a multidisciplinary team approach, goal-based strategies, seamless care, and follow-up, thus providing a continuum of care to persons with functional limitations due to various conditions.

The scope of rehabilitation is extensive, and to mention a few:

Neurorehabilitation, which relates to

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
  • Cerebral palsy rehabilitation.

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, which deals with

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic Neck pain
  • Chronic Backache
  • Chronic arthritis

Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation

Amputation Rehabilitation, which involves

  • Lower limb amputations, and
  • Upper limb amputations

Geriatric rehabilitation, which includes

  • Cognitive rehabilitation, in addition to other components of care

Obesity and Lifestyle Rehabilitation

Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. 

Thus, the spectrum of rehabilitation is wide. The focus is to achieve the best outcome for persons with functional limitations to meet the goal of living well in the community.

How PMR experts help:
  • Restoring function: with expertise across many specialties
  • Improving movement and aiding recovery
  • Enhancing quality of life after injury and illness
  • Advanced therapeutic expertise for everyone
  • Improving assistive and restorative technology
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