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What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a term which is generally perceived to be linked to physical therapy, geriatrics, drug addiction, mental disorders or care of individuals with chronic illnesses. Unfortunately this vague perception is largely prevalent in general public. The core concept of rehabilitation is also poorly understood among medical professionals. Unlike other specialties, the focus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is not limited to an organ or organ system, but it concentrates on the physical and cognitive impairments, activity limitations and social empowerment. The emphasis is on abilities rather than disabilities. A rehabilitation physician is responsible for medical care as well as rehabilitation needs of an individual.

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Message from Patron In Chief

Dr. Syed Rafi Uddin Ahmad Kirmani

The Pakistan Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was formed around 2005 by its founder members notably Dr. Moeed Ahmad Kazi from Karachi and Dr. Khalid Jamil Akhtar from Mayo Hospital Lahore. The membership grew as the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan started producing Physiatrists since 2001.

The Society is a professional registered organization to further help and facilitate training of Physicians and facilitate the allied health team members comprising Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Prosthetists and Orthotics in order to provide optimal care and heath of the disabled. Physiatrists are actively involved in proving highest standards of training to its team members.

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