Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also called physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, is the area that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of physical impairments, especially those associated with diseases of the muscles, nerves, bones, or the brain. This specialized medical service is usually aimed at the rehabilitation of those affected by pain or discomfort affecting the body's motor functions.
 
Physiatrists are medical specialists who treat patients with injuries or disabilities that affect physical and cognitive function. Physiatrists use a combination of physical therapy treatments, drug management, and a variety of procedures, including soft tissue, muscle, nerve, and spinal injections, to treat a variety of conditions.
 
A physical therapist focuses on the "whole person" and considers all aspects of a patient's life that may be affected by their disability or chronic pain. Treatment aims to help patients lead a more functional and pain-free life without necessarily having to undergo an operation.

 Some of the many treatment methods are as follows: 

  • Orthopedic diseases and injuries

  • Neurological and neuromuscular diseases and injuries

  • Treatment of acute and chronic pain

  • Rheumatic diseases

  • Child rehabilitation

  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation

  • Congenital or acquired joint and bone diseases

  • Rehabilitation after a burn

  • Geriatric (elderly) rehabilitation

  • Metabolic diseases (diabetes, osteoporosis, etc.)

  • Sports injuries

  • Preventive treatment approaches

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