Physical medicine and rehabilitation (known as physiatry), is a medical subspecialty that intends to increase and reinstate functional ability and optimization of the quality of life to those with physical disabilities or impairments. A physician who has completed training in this field called a physiatrist.
Pediatric physiatrists are responsible for the medical management and rehabilitation care of children with spinal cord injuries, pain syndromes, muscle injuries, bone injuries, ligaments, non-healing wounds, neuromuscular disorders, brain injuries, and musculoskeletal conditions. In treating these patients, physiatrists lead a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, nurses, neurologists and neurosurgeons, psychologists, orthopedic surgeons, nutritionists, and social workers.
Some of the common conditions pediatric physiatrists treat are:
Cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, limb deficiencies, gait abnormalities, musculoskeletal conditions, and brachial plexus palsy.
ALSO READ Clinical Pediatrics Child Abuse Pediatrics Child Trauma and Pain Adolescent Medicine Clinical Neonatology Neonatal Nursing and Care Medical Toxicology Pediatric Emergency Medicine Pediatric Infectious Diseases Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Critical Care Pediatric Endocrinology Pediatric Gastroenterology Pediatric Gynaecology Pediatric Hematology Pediatric Nephrology Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Nursing Pediatric Nutrition and Obesity Pediatric Oncology Pediatric Ophthalmology Pediatric Pulmonology Pediatric Radiology Pediatric Rheumatology Pediatric Surgery Pediatric Urology Pediatric Otolaryngology Pediatric Primary Care Perinatology Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sleep Medicine Social Pediatrics Sports Medicine Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Surgery Conferences 2020 Pediatric Obesity Meetings America Childcare Conferences USA 2020 Perinatal Medicine Congress 2020 Pediatrics Conferences 2020 Pediatric Conferences in America Child Abuse Conferences 2020 Pediatric Ophthalmology Conferences Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conferences Pediatric Dentistry Conferences Canada Clinical Pediatrics Conferences Neonatal Nursing Conferences United Nations Medical Conferences 2020 Pediatric Nursing Conferences Europe Childhood Cancer Conferences