Physiatry is more than

Physiatry is more than an organ, more than a limb, and more than a condition.

The scope of our work is defined by our patients’ drive for a functional life, and our passion to help them achieve a quality of life they ever thought possible. Whether you’re focused on brain injury, pediatric rehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, or sports medicine, our diverse clinical roles strengthen our specialty and the impact we have in our patients’ lives and in the field of medicine.

This effort is designed to celebrate the range of care we provide on a daily basis. It’s also a reminder for all physiatrists, especially during these great times of change: To remember your training; remember what it means to be a physiatrist.

United, our impact is intensified.

About the Specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.

Physiatry is more than

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

PM&R physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine.

Contact Us

'Physiatry is More Than' is supported by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). If you have questions or would like to get more involved, please contact us:

Join the Conversation

Post to social media using the buttons below and use the hashtag #pmrismorethan

You can also share your story by using our form.

© 2018 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation All Rights Reserved.