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What can one expect on the first visit with a physical medicine specialist?

What can one expect on the first visit with a physical medicine specialist?

Same as other Drs.: A visit to a physical medicine specialist is just like any other visit. He/she will obtain your medical history of your problem along with a general health history, perform a physical examination with special emphasis on the part of the body that is having the problem, review old records, possibly order diagnostic tests if needed and design a treatment tailor made for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Chris Faubel
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Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (Definition)

Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, ...Read more


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What should I expect at my first visit with a pain management specialist?

What should I expect at my first  visit with a pain management specialist?

Pain Specialist: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. ...Read more

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What is a first visit to mfm specialist likely to entail?

What is a first visit to mfm specialist likely to entail?

MFM: Nearly always counseling and ultrasound but does depend on why you are referred. ...Read more

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Is there any similarity between orthopedic n physical medicine?

Is there any similarity between orthopedic n physical medicine?

Some: Orthopedist s are surgeons and physical medicine physicians (physiatrist) are not. Both are trained to deal with muscle and bone issues but few physiatrists do fracture care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

Physical therapy: Physical medicine is a state of the medical arts that is practiced by doctors who specialize in medical management of many disorders e.g. Pain management, spinal disorders, etc. Physical therapy is the type of therapy prescribed by doctors in order to help many canditions e.g. Musculo-skeletal problems, pain problems etc. The therapy is done by physical therapist who are licensed to do this ...Read more

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Physical medicine is branch of medicine without pills . Is it true? It is same as physiotherapy? Pls advice

Physical medicine is branch of medicine without pills . Is it true? It is same as physiotherapy? Pls advice

No: Physical medicine (and rehabilitation) specialists, called physiatrists, are specialists treating many conditions and injuries, e.G, spinal conditions, strokes, pediatric cases, geriatric problems, neuromuscular conditions. Some times we use medicines in combination with physiotherapy to help the patient. Physiotherapists treat injuries. Physiatrists make diagnoses and write orders for treatment. ...Read more

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Why should I consider physical medicine and rehabilitation in treatment?

Why should I consider physical medicine and rehabilitation in treatment?

Function: A physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrist) man job is to help someone be as functional despite their physical impairments. The goal of treatment is to improve someone with as conservative yet aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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What is physical medicine n rehabilitation?

PM & R: 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, and bones – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. ...Read more

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How can physical medicine help with a stroke?

How can physical medicine help with a stroke?

Many benefits: Physical medicine (a medical specialty known as physiatry) can provide stroke rehabilitation by strength training, core strengthening, gait training, coordination training, assisting with activities of daily living (adl's) etc. All of these are to assist in improving or maintaining independence. ...Read more

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What kind of physical medicine can help with migraines?

What kind of physical medicine can help with migraines?

See below: I see many patients whose migraines seem to be triggered by tension in the neck muscles or by irritation of the nerves in the back of the neck (one is called the occipital nerve). Sometimes these muscles and nerves are irritated by the migraine and not a trigger. Massage, stretching, heat, muscle relaxants can sometimes help. Botox injections into these muscles can also decrease migraine frequency. ...Read more

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How can I use physical medicine to help control diabetes?

How can I use physical medicine to help control diabetes?

Physical medicine: Weight control is a major factor in diabetes, and proper exercise. A healty life style. Professionals can help you with this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: physical medicine and rehabilitation?

What is the definition or description of: physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Medical field: Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, nerve, or brain related). ...Read more

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Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more

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Which is occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Which is occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

They have a lot of: Overlap. Occupational medicine focuses on medical issues related to work/occupational function, injuries related to specific occupations, workplace safety and function and ability of patients for certain work. Pm;r also deals with a lot of this, but also works with many other neurologic issues, such as brain injuries, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, etc. Pm;r deals more with overall functio. ...Read more

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Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Focus: Occupational medicine focuses on return to work. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is much more diverse. Some specialists in pmr do occupational medicine, but many have other focuses like pain management, brain injury, spinal cord injury or pediatrics to name a few. ...Read more

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What is difference between physical medicine n rehabilitation n physiotherapy?

MD vs PT: Physical medicine & rehabilitation is a specialty of medicine, so that is a doctor of medicine. Physiotherapy is a clinical specialty of a therapist, physical therapist. Typically the doctor orders the type of therapy needed to be done and the therapist will actually work with you on this order of exercise. The two specialities are interlinked and work together. ...Read more

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If depression is psychological, how is it treated with a physical medicine program?

If depression is psychological, how is it treated with a physical medicine program?

Hope this helps: Exercise: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/12/exercise.aspx http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495 Medications, sleep hygiene, Healthy lifestyle encouragement, pain control, etc. ...Read more

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Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a physical medicine rehabilitation doctor and Orthopaedic Doctor?

What is the difference between a physical medicine rehabilitation doctor and Orthopaedic Doctor?

Options for treating: Orthopedist is a surgeon who has the option of surgical care to help or cure the patient. A physiatrist or physical medicine doctor uses non surgical treatments and therapy to help or cure the patient. Both commonly deal with muscular skeletal disorders. Rehabilitation refers to recovery from surgery , trauma, or a disease process through multiple modalities. ...Read more

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Physical medicine n rehabilitation is clinical/ paraclinical/nonclinical branch? Can doc do pprivate practice or need a multispecialist hospital?

Same as any doctor: A physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor) is one of the many specialties in medicine. He can work in many settings, such as in the hospital or in his own private practice, or both. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Silver
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Physical Medicine (Definition)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a field of study in which a doctor trains to become a specialist in the problems of recovery after injuries, paralysis, or amputations, in addition to sports injuries and work injuries. PM&R doctors are called physiatrists (not to be confuses with psychiatrists, who are specialists in mental ...Read more