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PUBLISHED: Pioneering Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also referred to as Physiatry (pronounced fizzy-at’-tree), treats patients who have experienced traumatic injury, disabling diseases or following surgery, to regain control of their lives by restoring function. Treatment is aggressive, nonsurgical management of the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Some areas of […]

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PUBLISHED: A new discipline in medicine, Physiatry: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

INTRODUCTION Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) also referred to as Physiatry, pronounced fizzy-at’-tree, (1, 2) is the area of medicine which helps patients regain control of their lives by restoring function. Rehabilitation Medicine therefore treats patients who have experienced traumatic injury after surgery or disabling diseases including various musculoskeletal or nervous system conditions, chronic pain […]

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PUBLISHED: Jamaican Children to Benefit from Spasticity Surgery, Next Week

Four-year-old Tennyson Cole will benefit from the first Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery for spasticity in cerebral palsy, to be performed in Jamaica on Monday October 12, 2009. The surgery will be conducted by noted Paediatric Neurosurgeon from Gillette Children’s Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota USA, Dr. Joseph Petronio. He will be collaborating with Professor Ivor Crandon, […]

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PUBLISHED: Jamaican-born doctor gets fellowship at top US hospital

Since 1991, U.S. News and World Report has recognised the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as the ‘Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America’ – no other speciality hospital has been consecutively ranked the ‘best’. In July this year Jamaican-born Paula Dawson, a former national athlete and year 2000 graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, was scheduled to […]

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