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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
REHABILITATION

EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAMS

CLINICAL INFORMATION

RESEARCH

A Word of Welcome from Chairperson Susan McDowell, M.D.

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a health care specialty focused on restoring the health and functional abilities of people with a widevariety of acute or chronic disabilities.We offer services related to brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, acute and chronic pain management, amputation, work injuries, joint replacement, other spinal disorders and much more.  In addition, we maintain a full array of services for the pediatric patient including neuromuscular problems, orthopedic injuries, and developmental delays. 

Using interprofessional care, we treat the whole patient rather than just the symptoms. Our goal is to help patients understand their condition and provide the tools and resources to facilitate maximal functional recovery leading to optimum quality of life. Our faculty, resident physicians and facilities accomplish this goal through excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky is affiliated with multiple clinical care sites including UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Clinic, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Hospital for Children.  We welcome your inquiries about our outstanding opportunities for medical student rotations or our residency program.   Contact shirley.gardner@uky.edu for additional information. 

I trust you will find our web site helpful in learning more about our Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Susan M. McDowell, M.D.
Department Chairperson

 

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