School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

About

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also referred to as physiatry, is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairments and disability. This specialty involves diagnosis and treatment of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, the management of comorbidities and coimpairments, diagnostic and therapeutic injection procedures, electrodiagnostic medicine and emphasis on the prevention of complications of disability from secondary conditions.

Physiatrists are trained in the diagnosis and management of impairments of the neurologic, musculoskeletal (including sports and occupational aspects) and other organ systems and the long-term management of patients with disabling conditions. Physiatrists provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams concerned with maximal restoration or development of physical, psychological, social, occupational and vocational functions in persons whose abilities have been limited by disease, trauma, congenital disorders or pain to enable people to achieve their maximum functional abilities.

We offer locations of service in Detroit and Novi for your physiatry needs.