Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty aims to enhance and restore functional ability, quality of life to those with physical impairments disabilities, diseases which are affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Regular physical activity reduces the likelihood of medical illness, decreases the incidence of the major causes of death, and improves the overall health and quality of life for patients with most medical conditions. By increasing muscle mass and strength and fostering cardiovascular endurance, exercise improves functional activity status for of daily living and protects against injury. Specific exercise programs are also commonly prescribed to rehabilitate patients after MI, major surgery, and musculoskeletal injury. Preoperative exercise regimens are prescribed before many elective surgical procedures to enhance postoperative recovery.
- Track 1-1 Musculoskeletal Pain
- Track 2-2 Physiotherapy
- Track 3-3 Rehabilitation Methods
- Track 4-4 Advancements in pain medicine