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Neurological Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation What is neurological rehabilitation? Neurological rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with diseases, trauma, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehabilitation can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient. What conditions can benefit from neurological rehabilitation? Injuries, infections, degenerative diseases, structural defects, tumors, and disorders in the circulatory system can impair the...
Overview of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Overview of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) What is PM&R? Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty that involves the process of restoring function for a person who has been disabled as a result of a disease, disorder, or injury. Physiatry provides integrated, multidisciplinary care aimed at recovery of the whole person by addressing the individual's physical, emotional, medical, vocational, and social needs. A doctor who special...
Statistics of Disability
Statistics of Disability According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, a person has a disability when he or she has difficulty with any of the following: Normal body functions, such as seeing, hearing, talking, or walking Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing or dressing Certain expected roles, such as doing housework, schoolwork, or working at a job Performing usual activities, such as driving or taking a bus Statistics related to disability Approximately 75.4 million people in the U.S. ha...