Physical Medicine and RehabilitationThe department of physical medicine and rehabilitation provides specialized services for the evaluation and treatment of acute or chronic disorders such as amputation, arthritis, brain injury, cancer, movement disorders, musculoskeletal problems, neuromuscular disease, spinal-cord injury, stroke and multiple trauma. Generally, services are available for any physical disability and may be accessed through physician referral for inpatients or outpatients.
Physician consultation is available upon request regarding physical medicine, rehabilitation or electrodiagnostic issues. Management and referral consultations are available. Specialized electrodiagnostic procedures include electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies (NCV), and evoked potentials (SSEP). Pediatric physiatric services are also available by request.
Certified rehabilitation nurses with specialized training and experience are available for consultation. Areas of expertise include stroke, brain injury, spinal-cord injury and multiple trauma patients with particular support in management of neurogenic bowel and bladder; skin monitoring and care; education relative to disability and rehabilitation. These services can be accessed via written order.
Physical therapy services provide assessment and treatment for patients with cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and orthopedic conditions. Services provided include therapeutic exercise, gait training, functional mobility training, prescription of assistive devices and application of modalities. Services may be accessed via written order.
Occupational therapy services are available to improve daily living skills, fabricate custom splints, improve functional perceptual/cognitive skills, assessment and treatment of upper extremity/hand problems and assessment and training in use of adaptive devices. Services may be accessed via written order.
Additional programs for enhancing independent function in self-care, daily living skills, perceptual/motor functioning and hand rehabilitation.
Prosthetic and orthotic physiatric consultation for evaluation, management suggestions and prescription are available upon written order.
Department Chairman: John E. Toerge, DO
110 Irving Street, NW, GB-1
Washington, DC 20010
For information or physician appointments, please call (202) 877-DOCS (3627).
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