Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 4/11/2007 2:49 pm
The goal of physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry (fizz-ee-AT-tree), is to assist disabled patients in achieving their maximum physical, psychosocial, and vocational potential. Unlike many other specialties that focus on diseases or injuries, physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on the functional abilities of the patient. Individuals who are treated with physiatry usually include children and adults with disabilities, arthritis, fractures, paralysis, and pulmonary, vascular, and neuromuscular diseases. A medical team may consist of physiatrists ( fizz-ee-AT-trihsts), psychologists, rehabilitation nurses, occupational, physical and recreational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, registered dietitians, and chaplains. The team works together to provide comprehensive evaluation, management and advisory services in every aspect of musculoskeletal and neurologic rehabilitation. Of course, your own motivation and drive are critical factors in the final outcome. Also, the involvement of your family can be a key ingredient to reaching a full recovery as soon as possible.

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.