Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance & restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve their quality of life.
The physiatrists of V Care Cancer Centre are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans, and are integral members of the care team. They utilize cutting-edge as well as time-tested treatments to maximize function & quality of life for their patients, who can range in age from infants to adults.
PM&R doctors can help patients with chronic diseases, pain, or disabilities to further assist in the progress toward optimal function. Rehabilitation involves the use of physical agents and therapeutic exercise to help patients:
- Reduce pain
- Improve the quality of life
- Recover from temporary or severe impairment
- Learn how to use assistive devices, such as braces, wheelchairs, and walkers.