Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Washington DC physical medicine & Rehabilitation
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At the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, our goal is to help patients regain the function and mobility compromised by traumatic injury or disease.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty that involves the process of restoring lost abilities for a person who has been disabled as a result of disease, disorder, or injury. The musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous systems are most often involved.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, PM&R covers everything from cardiac rehabilitation to pain management. PM&R can be used to retrain a person on the basics of daily living, or may be used to help an elderly person recover from a fall.
Regardless of what has caused the disability, rehabilitation specialists work to restore maximum function and quality of life for the patient - at home, in the workplace, and in the community.