What Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Do
Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.
Other Job Titles Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians May Have
MD (Medical Doctor), Medical Director Acute Rehabilitation Unit Physiatrist, Pain Management Physician, Pediatric Physiatrist, Physiatrist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician (PM and R Physician), Physician, Rehabilitation Physician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Document examination results, treatment plans, and patients' outcomes.
Examine patients to assess mobility, strength, communication, or cognition.
Assess characteristics of patients' pain such as intensity, location, or duration using standardized clinical measures.
Provide inpatient or outpatient medical management of neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, acute and chronic pain, deformity or amputation, cardiac or pulmonary disease, or other disabling conditions.
Monitor effectiveness of pain management interventions such as medication or spinal injections.
Level of Education Attained by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Doctoral Degree (55%)
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