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Anesthesiology

Physical Rehabilitation

Goals:

 

  • To appreciate the unique perspective and skill of physiatrists in the multidisciplinary management of pain
  • To appreciate the unique perspective and skill of physical therapists in the multidisciplinary management of pain
  • To understand the necessity of multidisciplinary effort in treatment and rehabilitation of complex musculoskeletal disease

 

Objectives:

 

  • To perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal and neuromuscular history and examination with an emphasis on both structure and function as it applies to diagnosing acute and chronic pain problems.  This is to include assessments of static and dynamic flexibility, strength, coordination and agility for peripheral joint, spinal, and soft tissue pain conditions. At least fifteen patients must be assessed in this way, with demonstrated proficiency in the development of rehabilitation plans in five.  
  • To understand the various musculoskeletal pain disorders and be able to appropriately integrate therapeutic modalities and surgical intervention in the treatment algorithm.
  • To explore the multidisciplinary resources necessary in order to effectively rehabilitate patients with pain, and to work well within the team providing them 
  • To understand the role of a physiatrist in a private pain practice setting 

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