Awareness Campaign for Our Fraternity- Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

  • S Hariharan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • V K Sreekala Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
Keywords: Physiatry, Rehabilitation, Occupational therapy

Abstract

Physiatry is the medical specialty dealing with Physical Medicine and rehabilitation. Broadly speaking, the specialty deals with all pains and paralyzing syndromes –neck and back pains, joint pains, Arthritis, Paralyzing conditions, Amputations, musculoskeletal deformities, genetic disorders-Hemophilia, muscular dystrophy, myopathy etc, development delays in children including cerebral palsies, spinal deforming conditions, postural and balance disorders, obesity related conditions, sports injuries ,post fracture cases etc. In fact almost all diseases, irrespective of the specialties, will benefit a lot from physiatric PMR interventions, rather than attending to a minuscule therapy situation like physio or occupational therapy. Ability–Disability evaluation and certification is of prime importance to all the people with disabilities and this is done by the Physiatrists (PMR specialists)

Author Biographies

S Hariharan, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Former Professor and HOD

V K Sreekala, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Professor and HOD

Published
2013-03-28
Section
Review Article