Family Medicine pp 1514-1539 | Cite as

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • C. Earl Hill


In the words of Gullickson and Licht “rehabilitation medicine is the medical management of physical disability.”1 This does not imply that all the disabilities incurred by a particular patient are physical problems. On the contrary, significant consideration must be given to the psychologic problems of patients undergoing the rehabilitative process. In addition, there are sociologic implications including social, financial, and vocational aspects which impact upon the total rehabilitative process. Attention to these various facets is also necessary to assure the patient of rehabilitation to the highest level attainable.


Family Physician Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Physical Medicine Decubitus Ulcer 
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