physical medicine and rehabilitation

noun
Updated on: 29 Mar 2018

Definition of physical medicine and rehabilitation

: a medical specialty concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating disabling diseases, disorders, and injuries by physical means (as by the use of electrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, or pharmaceutical pain control) called also physiatry, physical medicine

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First Known Use of physical medicine and rehabilitation

1939


Medical Dictionary

physical medicine and rehabilitation

noun

medical Definition of physical medicine and rehabilitation

: a medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of disabling diseases, disorders, and injuries typically of a musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, or neurological nature by physical means (as by the use of electromyography, electrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, or pharmaceutical pain control) called also physiatrics, physiatry, physical medicine

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