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Physical medicine and rehabilitation


Physical disabilities come in many forms. Bone, brain, muscle and nerve problems affect lives in many ways.

Physiatrists are doctors who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They focus on putting the pieces of a person's life back together after injury or disease – without surgery.

Healing therapies they may prescribe look at the whole person, not one symptom or condition. They include exercises, equipment, medicine and injections.




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Source: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 09/20/2011

Reviewed by: Rory Malloy, clinic manager, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates