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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services

Because of injury or illness, many people struggle to perform everyday tasks, an experience that can be frustrating and even painful. Physical medicine is the art of helping you relearn how to use your body, while improving your flexibility, strength and coordination.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) — also known as physiatry — benefits many patients, including sufferers of multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, back pain, ligament problems, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.

Our team includes psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and exercise therapists who collaborate with you to restore your quality of life and have you living independently again.

To make an appointment, call us at 714-456-7002.

  • Working at Orange County’s only university medical center, our specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation give you access to the latest treatments and research.
  • Our physicians participate in ongoing and basic science research focused on rehabilitation and regenerative medicine.
  • Our researchers are conducting pioneering studies into stem-cell therapy for spinal cord injury that could help people living with paralysis to walk.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation helps patients recover from certain surgeries and many types of injuries. Many conditions can benefit from PM&R.

Our physiatrists treat a multitude of musculoskeletal and neurological problems with the goal of restoring optimal function.

We use a variety of approaches, including:
  • Medications
  • Hot and cold therapies
  • Electrotherapies
  • Massage
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Injections
  • Interventional procedures

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