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Below are stories with patients and physiatrists who describe what "Physiatry is more than_____." These are compassionate and courageous stories of individuals who discovered things about themselves they never thought possible. If you are someone who has seen the power of physiatry at work in your or someone else's life, please share your own story.

Physiatry is More Than…the Individual Physician

October 9, 2017 | submitted by Vishal Chandel, MD | Uncategorized | Video Interviews

Physiatrists Provide a “Helping Hand” in Jamaica  Ask just about any physiatrist why they chose the specialty, and the answer is usually the same—an overwhelming desire to maximize function and improve the quality of life for their patients. “Physiatry is a field where we focus on the functional state of the patient,” says Vishal Chandel, … Read More

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Physiatry is More Than…You Can Imagine

October 9, 2017 | submitted by Nneka Ifejika | Uncategorized

In July 2017, I celebrated 10 years of being a stroke physiatrist. Ten years of caring for an underserved population at the first Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center in Houston. With an uninsured population of over 50%, our rehabilitation unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center is the only opportunity for acute stroke … Read More

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June 20, 2017 | submitted by pmrismorethan | Uncategorized

Physiatry Day was launched in 2016 at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly. During the celebration, attendees received a complimentary t-shirt. Well, we have a few leftover, so we’re kicking off #TshirtTuesdays! Submit your #PMRisMoreThan story by clicking here. In turn, we’ll send you a t-shirt! Note: Size options are … Read More

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Kyle Silva, DO

June 16, 2017 | submitted by pmrismorethan | Uncategorized | Video Interviews

One of Dr. Kyle Silva’s favorite aspects about Physiatry is the innnovation and use of technology in the field. Dr. Silva’s work helps address accessibility challenges for patients needing prosthetics but utilizing 3D printing technology. The ultimate goal, for him, is to maximize his patients’ quality of life. “[Physiatry] is interacting with your patients, optimizing … Read More

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#PMRisMoreThan…Answered by Physiatrists

June 14, 2017 | submitted by pmrismorethan | Video Interviews

Gathering Perspectives of a Unique and Diverse Specialty No matter the clinical focus or practice setting, every physiatrist we’ve ever spoken to mentions how the specialty goes beyond an injury, a condition, or even a particular age group. Physiatry must be more than any of those things in order to properly serve patients and positively … Read More

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#PMRisMoreThan…a Medical Specialty.

January 13, 2017 | submitted by Renald Peter Ty Ramiro, M.D., FPARM | Video Interviews

Renald Peter T. Ramiro, MD, Advocates for Persons with Disabilities “Physiatry is more than a Medical Specialty…it has become my vocation to reach out and advocate for Persons With Disabilities. And one effort includes the M.O.V.E. (Making Ourselves Vigilant to Exercise) Advocacy of the Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM). M.O.V.E. is an effort for … Read More

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