If an injury or illness makes it difficult for you to move and keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, help is available. Gundersen Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, works with a team of specialists to reduce pain and improve the quality of life without surgery.
PM&R treats patients in the hospital (inpatient) and clinic (outpatient).
Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission. It offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program from adolescents to adults who have sustained a:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
- Neurological condition
- Major multiple trauma or any other debilitating condition impairing a safe return to a community setting.
The patient must be medically stable, require continuous monitoring by a physician, need 24-hour rehabilitation nursing care, and other criteria to be admitted into the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
Outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation works with patients in the hospital for a variety of conditions including:
We use non-invasive methods to help improve a quality of life, such as:
- Physical and exercise therapy
- Muscle and nerve stimulation
- Heat, cold or water therapy
- Adaptive equipment
- Modifying movements and activities
- Ultrasound guided treatments