Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Advanced Techniques to Manage Physical and Cognitive Impairment

Loyola Medicine’s physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, commonly referred to as physiatrists, diagnose, evaluate and manage children and adult patients with physical and cognitive impairment or disability. They have specialized training in non-surgical treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as impairments related to other organ systems such as the heart and lungs.

Loyola’s physiatrists provide leadership to integrated teams focused on the restoration and development of physical, cognitive, social, recreational, occupational and vocational function in people whose abilities have been limited by pain, disease, trauma, or by congenital and developmental disorders. Depending on the nature of the impairment, the care you require may be short- or long-term.

Loyola’s rehabilitation team is comprised of highly trained rehabilitation clinicians in a wide range of specialties, including:

  • Certified hand therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical therapists
  • Prosthetists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech pathologists
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselors
  • Work conditioning therapists
  • Work hardening therapists

Patients undergoing physical medical rehabilitation may be treated in a hospital, in a special rehabilitation unit, in their own home or on an outpatient basis. Learn more about our acute rehabilitation unit.

What Conditions are Treated with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation?

Loyola’s physiatrists have expertise in the diagnosis and non-surgical management of a multitude of disorders, injuries and conditions, including: