Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Effective and meaningful rehabilitation can mean the difference between surviving and thriving. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, specialize in helping individuals recover function after illness or injury. Physiatrists evaluate and treat a wide variety of conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Physiatrists are expert in designing comprehensive patient-centered treatment plans aimed at maximizing function and improving quality of life. Physiatrists excel in leading the rehabilitation team (that may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, prosthetists and/or orthotists) to achieve these goals.
Our adult specialists provide outpatient services for a wide variety of conditions that includes non operative joint and spine disorders, post traumatic disorders (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury), neurologic disorders (neurologic impairments related to stroke, infections and tumors) and muscle disorders/diseases. Patients with many of these same conditions may also be seen as inpatients at UCSF (Parnassus Campus) or through the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
Our pediatric specialists provide a wide variety of both inpatient and outpatient services based primarily at the Oakland and Mission Bay campuses of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Children with conditions related to trauma, infection and/or tumors or disorders related to nerves, muscles and bones may receive comprehensive care at either of these sites depending on their needs.
Our team provides electrodiagnostic services (electromyography and nerve conduction studies) to aid in the diagnosis of nerve and muscle conditions at multiple sites for both adult and pediatric inpatients and outpatients.
- Pediatric PM&R
- Non-operative Spine Care
- Polytrauma, Electrodiagnostics