rehabilitation medicine


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rehabilitation medicine

A field that bridges gaps between conventional and nonconventional medicine by administering mechanical (massage, manipulation, exercise, movement, hydrotherapy, traction) and electromagnetic (heat and cold, light, and ultrasound) modalities in psychological and pharmacological therapies. The patients seen in rehabilitation medicine include those recuperating from sports injuries, automobile and motorcycle accidents, cerebrovascular accidents, amputees, and those with joint disease and reduced mobility.

rehabilitation medicine

Physiatry, physiotherapy A field of therapeutics that bridges the gap between conventional and nonconventional medicine; rehabilitation physicians may adminsiter or prescribe mechanical–eg, massage, manipulation, exercise, movement, hydrotherapy, traction and electromagnetic–eg, heat and cold, light, and ultrasound modalities, psychologic and pharmacologic therapeutic modalities. See Massage therapy, Physical therapy.
Cf Physiotherapy.
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The pioneers of Rehabilitation Medicine joined hands to establish a residency programme in PMandR in the late 1990s.
Dr Omer Jamshaid, a resident from institute of rehabilitation medicine presented two cases of spinal cord injury rehabilitation, Dr Uzma Akhlaq discussed the role of different orthotic supports in physiatry and Dr Saeed bin Ayaz presented the rehabilitation of amputees at the armed forces institute of rehabilitation medicine Rawalpindi.
Mr Bradford has worked as a consultant in rehabilitation medicine for Walkergate Park Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation in Newcastle, a registrar in general practice and a specialist registrar in neuro-rehabilitation at Liverpool's Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Dr Bradford has worked as a consultant in rehabilitation medicine for Walkergate Park Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation in Newcastle, a registrar in general practice in a Glasgow practice and a specialist registrar in Neuro-rehabilitation at Liverpool''s Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
We can wait a little longer,'' said Greg Edwards, who's been playing for 15 years on this team sponsored by the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
That exercise induces synaptic plasticity of the brain to promote recovery from stroke and trauma has long been accepted as the basis of rehabilitation medicine.
Max Cohen, MD, MHSA, FACS, CPE, FACPE, is the new chief medical officer for NYU Hospitals Center, which consists of Tisch Hospital and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, and is part of NYU Medical Center in New York City.
Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University and the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ ALS Center at Columbia Presbyterian.
I believe our facility appeals to this population for several reasons: our focus on rehabilitation medicine, our special unit for ventilator-dependent individuals, and the appearance of our building.
Rusk Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and adjunct professor of music and music education at NYU.
During her training, she worked at New York University's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and counseled transplant patients at Westchester County Medical Center.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine training--which includes a three-year pediatrics residency--involves very close collaboration with other medical specialists such as orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, as well as physical, occupational, and speech and language therapists.

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