physical medicine and rehabilitation

noun

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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For chronic tailbone pain, a consultation with a specialist in pain medicine or physical medicine and rehabilitation may be useful. Mayo Clinic, chicagotribune.com, "Tailbone pain often goes away without medical treatment," 19 Aug. 2019 Under the agreement, Rainbow will provide pediatric specialty care in pediatric radiology, nephrology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, general surgery and gastroenterology. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "MetroHealth names University Hospitals new partner for pediatric care," 3 June 2019 Having those stem cells and tissues primed helps healing, says Fabrisia Ambrosio, associate director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Cheryl Stritzel Mccarthy, WSJ, "What You Need to Do Before Having Knee Surgery," 20 Nov. 2018 Fernandez will train in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation at Jefferson Medical College’s duPoint Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot graduates UCF medical school at 44," 19 May 2018 The bride’s father, a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, owns Quantum Physical Medicine Institute in Beachwood and Warren, Ohio. Rachel Lee Harris, New York Times, "Another 360 at the Skate Park, This One Full of Joy," 5 May 2018 Integrated interventional radiology, neurological surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation and thoracic surgery filled more than 90 percent of their positions with U.S. medical students. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "UCF med school celebrates an almost perfect Match Day," 16 Mar. 2018 Afterward, Goffer sent another video to Dr. Zev Rymer, the chairman of the conference and a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University. Avi Jorisch, Newsweek, "How a Paralyzed Man Reinvented the Wheelchair to Help People Walk Again," 6 Mar. 2018 His mother, a physiatrist, is chairwoman of the physical medicine and rehabilitation department at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y. His father, also a physiatrist, is in private practice in Syosset, N.Y. New York Times, "Lauren Rieders, Ari Weiss," 17 Dec. 2017

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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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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