Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.
Physiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to muscles, bones, tissues and nervous system.
Purpose of Services
Therapists provide services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes on physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other cause.
Patients of any age are served. They are referred with conditions including but not limited to the following: musculoskeletal disorders, orthopedic disorders/fractures, trauma, buns, neurological disorders, inflammatory disorders, acute/chronic pain, weakness/deconditioning, wounds, peripheral vascular insufficiency and prematurity.
Physical Therapy or Physiotherapy provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environment factors.
Occupational Therapy promotes health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful occupations. These include (but not limited to) work, leisure, self care, domestic and community activities.
Speech-Language Therapy provides assistance to people who may have problems in articulation, hearing, voice, language and swallowing in order for them to engage in meaningful communication. Conduct screening and assesment; formulation and execution of speech (i.e phonation, articulation, fluency, speech rate, including voice), language (i.e phonology, morphology,syntax, etc) and swallowing.