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Principles & Practice of Pain Medicine, 2e
Part VI. Pain Therapies
C. Complementary and Physical Treatments for Pain
Chapter 79. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Donna Schramm-Bloodworth and Martin Grabois
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Introduction
physical medicine; physical therapy; rehabilitation.
This chapter focuses on physical therapeutics and their prescription to treat diagnoses with a significant symptom of pain. However, physical medicine and rehabilitation professionals attend or administer to persons with a wide variety of diagnoses, and they practice with a variety of allied health professions. To apprise professional services that the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation can offer a patient, this chapter opens with a synopsis of rehabilitation philosophy, methods, and goals. Antecedent to discussing this specialty as it applies to pain, the chapter references current review works that define the types of exercise and modalities. The chapter concludes by addressing specific diagnoses and referencing the current literature that guides the physical medicine and rehabilitation prescription...."
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