Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as the Rehabilitation Medicine department, at AktivHealth aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. The department specializes in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, ligaments, or nervous system.
The major concern that PM&R deals with as a medical field is the ability of a person to function optimally within the limitations placed upon them by a disease process/disorder/ trauma leading to disabling impairments. The emphasis is on maximizing the restoration of daily life functions with the optimization of the quality of life. A team approach to chronic conditions is emphasized to coordinate the care of patients.
Comprehensive Rehabilitation is provided by specialists in this field, who act as facilitators, team leaders, and medical experts for rehabilitation.
The department of PM&R deals with the management of clinical situations of:
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Musculoskeletal (non-traumatic / post-traumatic) disorders
- Orthopedic, rheumatic disorders
- Spinal cord injury
- Musculoskeletal Pains
- Pediatric age impairments
- Geriatric age impairments
- Sports injuries and fitness
- Brain injury/stroke
- Obesity and other lifestyle disease modifications (Metabolic care)
- Orthotic devices
- Cardio-Pulmonary and Cancer Rehab (to be started shortly)
- Outpatient Aktiv-Clinics of Rehabilitation Medicine
Physical medicine and rehabilitation focus on restoring the health and functional abilities of people after illness or injury, such as a post-fracture, joints, soft tissue injuries, brain, spinal cord injury, heart-lung disorders, post-surgical joint replacement, sports injuries, nerve-muscle, brain, spinal disorders, stroke, etc. conditions.
Presently our rehabilitation team consists of rehabilitation doctors (Physiatrists), therapists (physical therapists, occupational therapists), and others who work together to help sufferers get back on his feet.
AktivHealth specialty is not what we do to people, but what we do with them. We work with people to develop a custom treatment plan that will help them get back to the life they can enjoy.
The team at AktivHealth is well trained and dedicated. We treat a broad range of conditions affecting nearly every aspect of physical and cognitive functioning.