A branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and help for recovery for somebody who has survived a serious injury or illness or an addiction, that will enable him or her to live a healthy and productive life. Programs and services can consist of: physical or physiotherapies, speech therapy and occupational training. [Adapted from Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] PRM is an independent medical specialty concerned with the promotion of physical and cognitive functioning, activities (including behaviour), participation (including quality of life) and modifying personal and environmental factors. It is thus responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation management of people with disabling medical conditions and comorbidity across all ages. [European definition of Physical and Rehabilitation Mιdicine, UEMS PRM Section General Assembly, Antalya OCT 2003]
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Betty Clooney Foundation for Traumatic Brain Injury
Provides information and resources to patients and health care professionals, regarding brain injury rehabilitation.
Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Guide to services, research projects, faculty, and educational programs.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. Five searchable databases of research, organizations, documents, and Internet pages; an interactive calendar of disability and rehabilitation events around the world; monthly features; and information/document request and publication forms.
Rehabilitation and therapy centre based in Stroud, Gloucester, United Kingdom.
The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Founded by Dr. Rusk, provides medical rehabilitation, education and research. Information on services, facilities, training programs, the history of the institute.
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Provides adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, fellowships and residency programs.
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