Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, also known as Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on improving the function, independence, and quality of life of children and adolescents with physical and developmental disabilities. It involves a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to address the unique needs of young patients and promote their optimal physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development.
Children with disabilities or injuries may face challenges in mobility, communication, self-care, and overall functioning. Pediatric rehabilitation medicine physicians, along with a team of healthcare professionals, work collaboratively to provide personalized care and develop individualized treatment plans for each child. This multidisciplinary team often includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, and other specialists.