Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the healthcare specialty focused on restoring the health and functional abilities of people disabled by disease or injury.
We offer treatment options that include physical modalities such as heat or ice, acupuncture and therapeutic exercise to improve function.
Medical conditions treated in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation include:
- Amputation Removal of the arm by accident, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical procedure, it is used to control pain or infection in the affected arm, such as malignancy or gangrene.
- Arthritis Means joint inflammation, but the term is used to describe about 200 conditions that affect the joints, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues. It’s a rheumatic disease. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
- Bladderdys function and boweldys function
Please refer to issues with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to undesired movement of urine or feces, called urinary or fecal incontinence.
- Brain Injury Usually the result is a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a bullet or broken skull, can also cause traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury can have a temporary effect on your brain cells.
- Cancer is a disease caused when cells divide uncontrollably and spread to surrounding tissues. Cancer is caused by DNA changes. Most cancer-causing DNA changes occur in DNA sections called genes. These changes are also referred to as genetic changes.
- Cerebralpalsy It is a category of disorders that influence movement and muscle tone or posture. It is caused by damage to the infant brain as it grows, most often before birth.
- Dysphagia Is the medical term used to describe swallowing difficulties. Dysphagia involves trouble beginning a swallow (called oropharyngeal dysphagia) and thinking the food is trapped in the neck or chest (called oesophageal dysphagia).
- Osteoporosis: A condition in which bone density and consistency are increasing, which literally means brittle bone. When bones become more brittle and fragile, there is a major increase in the risk of fracture. The bone loss happens slowly and steadily. There are often no signs until the first fracture takes place.
- Parkinson’s Disease Is a social movement influencing nervous system condition. Symptoms begin slowly, sometimes with just one hand beginning with a barely noticeable tremor. Tremors are normal, but the disorder also often causes movement to be rigid or slowed down.
- Spina bifida A birth defect that occurs when not properly forming the spine and spinal cord. It falls within the wider category of defects in the neural tube. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the brain and spinal cord of the baby and the tissues surrounding it.
- Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a spinal cord injury that results in loss of function, such as mobility and/or feeling. Frequent causes of spinal cord injury include trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, etc.) or disease (polio, spina bifida, Friedreich’s ataxia, etc.).
- A stroke is a sudden interruption of the brain’s blood supply. The majority of strokes are caused by abrupt blockage of the arteries leading to the brain (ischemic stroke).
Other strokes are caused by brain tissue bleeding when a blood vessel bursts (hemorrhagic stroke).
- Lymphedema Refers to swelling in one of the arms or legs in general. Both arms or both legs are swollen at times. Lymphedema is most commonly caused as part of cancer treatment by removing or destroying your lymph nodes.
Common musculoskeletal disorders include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
- Muscle / Tendon strain.
- Ligament Sprain.
- Tension Neck Syndrome.
- Thoracic Outlet Compression.
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis.