Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the set of procedures used to treat patients who present some deficiency, limitation or physiological, anatomical, mechanical or organic disability, resulting from a disease or impact.
Helping you to achieve the most complete physical, psychological, social, vocational, and educational potential compatible with the present injury.
The MFR intervenes, both in the cause and in the secondary effects of the damage, the disease or the impact.
The Physiatrist or Rehabilitation Physician acts at the level of acute, chronic and sequelae diseases, preventing and treating complications that may occur at the level of the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary apparatus, fundamentally those that lead to a limitation and / or disability for a function.
In addition to preventive when there are impacting risk factors that may compromise the devices and systems noted above (work, age, postural, sedentary lifestyle, sport congenital or anatomical, etc.).
The management methods are physical agents, proprioceptive, neuromuscular stimulation, orthosis, prosthesis, kinesiotherapy, assisted technology, specific pharmacotherapy, among others.