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What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis & treatment of disorders particularly related to the nerves, muscles & bones that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. PMR provides integrated care to the brain, muscles & bones spanning from traumatic brain injury to lower back pain.

Who is a rehabilitation physician?

Rehabilitation physicians are nerve, muscle & bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.

Rehabilitation physicians treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. Their goal is to decrease pain & enhance performance if needed by surgery.

How do rehabilitation physicians diagnose?

Rehabilitation physicians take the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment. Their specific diagnostic tools are the same as those used by other physicians with the addition of special techniques in electrodiagnostic medicine like electromyography (EMG) & nerve conduction studies. These techniques help the rehabilitation physician to diagnose conditions that cause pain, weakness & numbness.

Kamineni Hospital's Approach to PMR:

Kamineni Hospital's comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Department is launched to provide the highest quality of care as a part of the holistic rehabilitation approach to help functionally impaired people.

Kamineni focuses on achieving maximal functional potential in an environment that promotes independence & self dignity.

The following conditions are in the preview of PMR specialties

  • Back pain & neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger & De quervain's disease

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Arthritis
  • Joint inflammation may result from
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal Cord injury

Rehabilitation can also be done for of post cardiac attack/surgery patient Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Oncology Rehabilitation.

Know your Doctor:

Dr. Sreedhar Thruppal (MBBS, D.Ortho, DNB) (WHO FELLOW) with his team of trained nurses, technicians & expert doctors are all dedicated in delivering quality care & support towards people with disabilities.


Patients can find more details on calling the Patient Experience Office:+91 949 106 1983

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