Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nuances

3:30–5 pm Saturday, January 13

Physical medicine and rehabilitation encompasses the treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal injuries that have resulted in functional deficits as well as debilitating pain. This session will highlight several common themes faced by the physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and challenges of treating postamputation pain syndromes, including utilization of peripheral nerve stimulation temporary implants.
  • List potential therapies for poststroke shoulder pain and dysfunction, including peripheral nerve stimulation.
  • Develop strategies for rehabilitating the patient who has received a spinal cord stimulation device.
  • Create novel treatment possibilities for a spinal cord injury using prosthetic applications.