Physiatry provides integrated, multidisciplinary care aimed at recovery of the whole person - by addressing the individual's physical, emotional, medical, vocational, and social needs. A physician who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is called a Physiatrist.
What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is the process of helping an individual achieve the highest level of function, independence and a good quality of life. Rehabilitation does not reverse or undo the damage caused by disease or trauma, but rather helps restore the individual to optimal health, functioning, and well-being.
The Goal of Rehabilitation:
The purpose of rehabilitation is to help the patient reach the highest level of function by preventing complications, reducing disability, and improving independence.
The Rehabilitation Program:
Rehabilitation medicine is designed to meet each person's specific needs; therefore, each program is different, some general treatment components for rehabilitation programs include the following:
The success of rehabilitation depends on many variables, including the following: