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

Examples of physical medicine and rehabilitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smith resolved to learn more about the field of physiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation, taking a four-week elective rotation at Chicago’s Rehabilitation Institute. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 8 Sep. 2021 UT Southwestern’s clinic is based in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2021 Smith, an expert in physical medicine and rehabilitation, alleged in his complaint that he was abruptly fired in January after complaining about racially insensitive remarks overheard on a Zoom call. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2021 Her specialty lies in physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine, with sub-specialties in brain injury medicine and lifestyle medicine. Cheryl Robinson, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2021 In her current role as clinical supervisor for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, Chitwood is responsible for supporting and mentoring clinical and clerical staff, in addition to providing direct patient care. courant.com, 26 Feb. 2021 In her current role as clinical supervisor for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, Chitwood is responsible for supporting and mentoring clinical and clerical staff, in addition to providing direct patient care. courant.com, 26 Feb. 2021 In her current role as clinical supervisor for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, Chitwood is responsible for supporting and mentoring clinical and clerical staff, in addition to providing direct patient care. courant.com, 26 Feb. 2021 In her current role as clinical supervisor for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department, Chitwood is responsible for supporting and mentoring clinical and clerical staff, in addition to providing direct patient care. courant.com, 26 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of physical medicine and rehabilitation

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Physical medicine and rehabilitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physical%20medicine%20and%20rehabilitation. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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