Rehabilitation of Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

  • Thomas D. Beardmore


Rehabilitation of patients with rheumatic diseases addresses activity limitation and mobility as primary factors. It utilizes all healing disciplines and technologies with an emphasis on preservation and restoration of function. Medical, surgical, psychological, and physical treatments are utilized, with the rheumatologist as leader and coordinator of the interdisciplinary team. This program can provide functional success even if control of the disease process is suboptimal.


Rheumatic Disease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vocational Rehabilitation Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Inpatient Rehabilitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas D. Beardmore
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyRancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation CenterDowneyUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineKeck School of Medicine, The University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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