PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

An Overview of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

PM and R is a medical specialty that works to restore function for a person who has been disabled as a result of a disease, disorder, or injury.

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What Is a Physical Therapist? 

Physical therapists focus on restoring a patient's mobility (movement) and function, and preventing of further disability.

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Your Physical Rehabilitation Team 

The team is usually directed by a physiatrist, with other specialists playing important roles in the treatment and education process.

PHYSICAL REHABILITATION

Choosing a Rehabilitation Facility 

Rehabilitation services are provided in many different places, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health centers.

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Physical Rehabilitation at the Hospital 

Physical rehabilitation may be an important part of your treatment in the hospital.

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What Is Outpatient Rehabilitation? 

As part of your recovery, you may begin by receiving care at a hospital and then move to outpatient treatment.

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Effects of Rehabilitation on the Family 

One of the most important factors in a patient's recovery is family involvement and support in his or her rehab.

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What Is a Physiatrist? 

The physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation is called a physiatrist.

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Your Rehabilitation Case Manager 

Case managers usually don't provide direct patient care, but may work either as part of the rehab team or for the patient's insurance company.

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Your Rehabilitation Nurse 

A rehabilitation nurse specializes in helping people with disabilities and chronic illness to reach their best function and health, and to adapt to an altered lifestyle.