Rhode Island Hospital’s department of physical medicine and rehabilitation aims to optimize the health, independence, and quality of life of patients who are dealing with impairments, handicaps, and disabilities stemming from injuries or disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Physiatrists are physicians who have completed specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. These doctors additionally may be certified in a variety of subspecialties, such as brain injury medicine, hospice, palliative medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, oncology, pediatrics, and sports medicine.
Rhode Island Hospital is the only hospital in the state with a department of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
For more information about the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, please call us at 401-606-4150.
A Team Approach to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Our physiatrists are a part of our team, as well as specific multidisciplinary teams throughout Lifespan including: