Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians


Hourly Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.3% (slower than the average)


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.

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