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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Conditions & Treatments

Our specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) can aid you in recovering from certain surgeries and injuries. Our therapists’ mission is to help you increase your function, including adjusting to your disabilities, to help you lead a productive, dignified and independent life.

Patients with musculoskeletal, neuromuscular or cardiopulmonary disabilities can choose from our wide range of inpatient and outpatient programs.


Among the conditions treated by our PM&R specialists are:
  • Stroke
  • Back pain
  • Burns
  • Cancer treatment
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Multiple sclerosis
  •  Parkinson's disease
  • Senior health conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spasticity

Your treatment

When we first meet with you, we conduct an assessment of your condition and individual needs. From there, we develop a treatment plan for you that may include:

Rehabilitative therapy services

Rehabilitative therapy services comprises an integrated multidisciplinary team that provides therapeutic intervention to patients with a wide range of physical disabilities. Services are offered in both an inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as in UC Irvine Medical Center’s licensed acute rehabilitation unit under the medical direction of both physiatrists and orthopedic surgeons.

Neuropsychological services

Neuropsychological services involve consultation and treatment to physically disabled and chronically ill people who are age 7 and older. These services are provided in a variety of settings, including the inpatient acute hospital, the acute rehabilitation unit and on an outpatient basis.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy involves individualized and group treatment programs for patients whose function is impaired by physical illness or injury, congenital or developmental disability, or the aging process.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy services are available for patients with a wide range of diagnoses, from musculoskeletal to neurological conditions.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy provides assessment and develops individualized treatment programs to address functional limitations in the areas of communication, cognition and swallowing.

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