Different Specialty. Occupational medicine deals with work injuries, prevention of work injuries, and work related issues. Physical medicine and rehab work to restore function to injuries of the bones, muscles, tissues, and nerves. I like to refer to them as non-surgical orthopedists and neurologist. Also known as physiatrist, many deal with pain management. Both examine and treat whatever you have.
AAPMR. Go to the website of the american academy of physical medicine and rehabilitation and you will get all the information that you may need to answer your questions.
Pts! What is occupational medicine/physcial medicine and rehabilitation what should I expect at me apt.?
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.