How do they match: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians

  • Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.

  • Consult or coordinate with other rehabilitative professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, behavioral psychologists, social workers, or medical technicians.
  • Develop comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term rehabilitation, including therapeutic exercise, speech and occupational therapy, counseling, cognitive retraining, patient, family or caregiver education, or community reintegration.
  • Prescribe therapy services, such as electrotherapy, ultrasonography, heat or cold therapy, hydrotherapy, debridement, short-wave or microwave diathermy, and infrared or ultraviolet radiation, to enhance rehabilitation.
  • Prescribe physical therapy to relax the muscles and improve strength.

  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.