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physiatrics

[‚fiz·ē′a·triks]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine dealing with treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disorders and disabilities through the use of physical therapy, physical agents such as electricity, light, heat, and water, and mechanical apparatus.
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Typically, physiatrists can be involved in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
To find a physiatrist, ask your primary care physician for a referral, or inquire if there is a facility in your area that specializes in the treatment of chronic back pain, such as a spine center.
The Institute has multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, which includes Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Therapists, Orthotists and Prosthetists, Language and Swallowing Pathologist, Clinical Nutritionist and a Clinical Neurophysiologist, Speech therapist and special educationist.
Marco Cazzola is a rheumatologist--and a physiatrist who has devoted his career to the study of rheumatic diseases.
This observable effect is predictable with ordinary intelligence, and is observed (2) The effect of mandating improvements has a similar consequence, which is harder to assess because the criteria by which a crafty physiatrist weakens a practice can be contrived to be unmeasurable without permission.
Intended audience: Patients, physiatrists (musculoskeletal medicine practitioners), rheumatologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, family physicians, kinesiologists, and other health care professionals.
Patients are referred daily by Orthopedic Specialists, Neurosurgeons, Vascular Specialists, as well as Primary Care Physicians, Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, and Case Managers.
In larger medical centers, this is a physiological condition treated by endocrinologists, urologists, and physiatrists.
The Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Physician Fellowships Program encourages neurologists and physiatrists to go into the field of MS.
Currently only physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, or rheumatologists can prescribe power wheelchairs, and primary care physicians and other specialists can prescribe them only if one of those specialists is not readily available--that is, if they are located more than a day's round trip from the beneficiary's home--or if the patient is too sick to travel to a specialist.
This monograph is "intended to be used as a portable reference for physiatrists and other professionals interested in the treatment of patients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury [TBI]" (p.
Physiatrists (fizz-i-at-trist)--physicians specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation--are experts in the medical and physical treatment of disabling illnesses and injury.