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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry, is a medical specialty that aims to
restore the functional ability of individuals suffering from physical impairments caused
by disease or injury. These impairments can not only impact mobility, but also affect an
individual’s quality of life.

Specializing in Treatment of
• Amputations/Prosthetics
• Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and
Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Cancer Rehabilitation
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Neck Pain
and Nerve Pain
• Pediatric Rehabilitation
• Spasticity
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Sports Injury
• Stroke Rehabilitation
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Work Related Injury

When a person is physically impaired by injury or disease they need the medical expertise of an experienced physiatrist and rehabilitation team to restore their mobility and see actual results. Physiatrists are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries and illnesses affecting movement. They apply their expertise to develop a comprehensive, rehabilitation treatment program for restoring optimal function without surgery. For over two decades, PM&R physicians have been providing care for a person’s physical, social and emotional needs after injury or disease. Our interdisciplinary team may include professionals such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, urologists and non-physician health care professionals such as neuropsychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists and social workers. The team works closely to coordinate and monitor a patient’s progress and care throughout their lifetime.

Spasticity Treatment
Many patients with chronic disability as a result of neurological trauma or diseases develop spasticity or muscle over-activity and tightness. PM&R physicians offer patients with spasticity:
• Individualized treatment
• Therapies to improve function
• Treatment of generalized and focal spasticity
• Treatment with oral medications and
injectable medications
• Works in conjunction with orthopedics
and neurosurgery
• Assessments for treatment with intrathecal
medication pumps and selective
dorsal rhizotomy
• Use of botulinum toxin and phenol injections

Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

11406 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 300
Loma Linda, CA 92354
909-558-6720