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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

UNC Medical Center’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation providers offer expert consultation and specialty care for both adults and children through our outpatient clinics, sub-acute care, and acute inpatient rehab.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Our providers also include rehabilitation neuropsychologists, who help patients and families cope with the unpredictable and sometimes unchangeable aspects of chronic illness and disability.

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis and joint disease
  • Back pain and spinal disorders
  • Bowel and bladder issues
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cognitive problems
  • Concussion
  • Mobility and gait disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal conditions and sports Injury
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pediatric functional and developmental disorders  (Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Treatments and Services

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Amputee care
  • Brain Injury
  • General rehabilitation
  • Nerve conduction study and electromyography
  • Neurological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Spasticity management
  • Stroke Care
  • Subacute rehabilitation
  • Trigger point and joint injections
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine care and interventional spinal therapeutics 

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