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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

"Physical medicine and rehabilitation is the discipline concerned with preventing, diagnosing, and treating a variety of neurologic, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary disorders through rehabilitative measures. A typical patient base can include, but is not limited to, those with conditions such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries, postchemotherapy and cancer deconditioning, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and in children, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and postoperative orthopedic procedures. Because of the vast spectrum of disease, physiatrists can focus on one (or more) of these medical problems."

— Freeman, B. (2013). The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty. 3rd Ed. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill: New York.p. 389-390.

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Contact our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Advising Coordinator:

Leslie Rydberg, MD

Leslie K. Rydberg, MD
PM&R Career Advising Coordinator
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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
345 E. Superior
Chicago, IL 60611-2923
Phone: 312-238-2870