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Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment.

Rehabilitation physicians treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move, with the aim of enhancing performance. They work closely with other specialists including physical therapists and occupational therapists to create an individualized treatment plan.

Disorders and Diseases Treated

  • Stroke
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Upper and Lower Limb Loss
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (focusing on peripheral joint pain and osteoarthritis)


  • Electrodiagnostic medicine
  • Botulinum toxin and phenol injections for spasticity management
  • Amputee/Prosthetic Care
  • Post-stroke care and functional assessments
  • Trigger point, peripheral joint and bursal injections for musculoskeletal pain and osteoarthritis
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