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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones, and brain – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment.

PM&R is one of 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

"Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairments and disability".

This specialty involves diagnosis and treatment of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, the management of co-existing medical issues, diagnostic and therapeutic injection procedures, electro-diagnostic medicine and emphasis on the prevention of complications of disability.

Physiatrists are trained in the diagnosis and management of impairments of the neurological, musculoskeletal, (including sports and occupational medicine), other organ systems, and the long-term management of patients with disabling conditions.

Physiatrists supervise multidisciplinary teams, and perform therapies concerned with rehabilitation of functions in persons with functional limitations.