Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, also called physiatry or shortened to PM&R, is the branch of medicine that helps with preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, disorders and injuries such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and musculoskeletal issues.
What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)?
PM&R, also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, focuses on restoring and improving a person’s abilities and quality of life. We help individuals with disability from conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. We create an individual treatment plan that could include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, clinical psychology, and other experts. The goal of treatment is to improve your ability to participate in life activities.
Talk to your doctor if you are interested in a referral to see the PM&R team.
This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.