Glossary

PM&R (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation doctors, also known as Physiatrists, are specialist who aim to enhance and restore the functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is a specialist who is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Pulmonologist

Pulmonologists are specialists who focus on the respiratory system, including the airway, lungs, and respiratory muscles.

Podiatrist

Podiatrists are specialists who treat the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.

Pain Management

The process of providing medical care that alleviates or reduces pain.

Physical Therapy (PT)

Physical therapy is a type of rehabilitation that uses specially designed exercises an equipment to help patients regain and improve their physical abilities.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a brain disorder which causes dopamine levels to drop. Symptoms begin gradually and include shaking, stiffness, and difficulty walking, and balancing.

Paraplegia

Paralysis of the lower body, including the trunk, legs, and sometimes the lower abdomen.

Paraplegic

A person with paraplegia (see below)