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About Physiatry

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 evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cutting‐edge as well as time‐tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.

About Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation

PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cutting‐edge as well as time‐tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.

Conditions and Treatments

PM&R physicians treat patients with short- or long-term physical and/or cognitive impairments and disabilities. Learn more about the specific conditions commonly seen by physiatrists.

Find a PM&R Physician

AAPM&R represents more than 9,000 rehabilitation physicians. As a public service, the Academy provides listings of its member rehabilitation physicians by state.
History of the Specialty

History Of The Specialty

The specialty is strong and continues to grow, thanks to Dr. Frank H. Krusen, who worked with 13 pioneering physiatrists to establish physical medicine and rehabilitation as a specialty in 1936.

 

Foundation for PMR

Foundation for PM&R

Advancing health and enhancing life through research and education to improve the function and quality of life for people with disabilities.