The Physical Medicine Clinic helps address rehabilitation needs of patients with functional impairments affecting development, activities of daily living, and mobility. Motor disability or problems can be associated with injury or abnormality of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves, or genetic disorders. Rehabilitation management can include bracing, prescription for physical or occupational therapy, physical modalities, home stretching and exercise programs, and adaptive equipment. Additionally, trigger point injections may be indicated for myofascial pain in some patients.
Conditions commonly seen in the Physical Medicine Clinic include (but are not limited to): hypotonia or low muscle tone, muscle weakness and physical deconditioning, musculoskeletal pain, gait abnormalities, motor delays, musculoskeletal-related conditions such as torticollis, mechanical neck and back pain, myofascial pain syndromes, joint hypermobility, limited joint range of motion, and lymphedema.