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Rehabilitation medicine specializes in the enhancement and restoration of functional ability and quality of life to patients having physical disabilities and impairment due to stroke, arthritis, and spinal injuries. The field involves collaboration with a team of occupational, speech and recreational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and psychologists.
A physiatrist is a medical physician who has finished training in the restoration of optimal functioning to patients with injuries to the ligaments, muscles, bones and the nervous system.
Conditions treated by physiatrists include amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other debilitating injuries. In an outpatient environment, physiatrists and rehab specialists also cater to patients with muscle and joint injuries, pain syndromes, non-healing wounds, and other disabling conditions. Under physiatry, physiatrists also have expertise in performing intramuscular and interarticular injections as well as nerve conduction studies. Rehab medicine/physiatry can be divided into subspecialties depending on the type of injuries sustained by the patients. For example, Neurorehabilitation, a branch of physiatry encompasses patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke or progressive neurological conditions.
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