Scientific Sessions

Physical Rehabilitation & Its Affects

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a medical specialty that aids individuals in recovering lost body functions caused by illness or injury. This term is often used to refer to the entire medical team, not just the doctors. Rehabilitation can address various body functions such as bowel and bladder issues, chewing and swallowing difficulties, cognitive impairments, mobility problems, and speech and language impairments. While physical rehabilitation and physical therapy are sometimes used interchangeably, there are significant distinctions between the two. Physical rehabilitation is a broader term that encompasses multiple professions, while physical therapy is a subset of physical rehabilitation. Through a specialized physical therapy program, individuals can regain their previous level of functioning, as it promotes activities and lifestyle modifications that prevent further injury and improve overall health and well-being. Primary care doctors often recommend physical therapy as an initial approach to problem management due to its conservative nature.

  • Physical Impairments and Inactivity
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapist Communications
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Physiology and Biochemistry