Rehabilitation Medicine

“Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or Physiatry” is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairment or disability. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of Capitol Medical Center is being run by well trained Physiatrists or Rehabilitation Physicians (medical doctors who specialize in the field).

These physiatrists are involved in providing a spectrum of care from diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in order to restore maximum health and quality of life of patients. A wide range of problems are being seen by CMC Physiatrists from sore joints to major disabling conditions.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

CMC physical therapist examining patient's leg

Moving Towards Better Health

The CMC Rehabilitation Medicine Department aims to help patients achieve function to a maximum level and improving their quality of life as much as possible. The department practice involves other specialty in the field of medicine thus, an interdisciplinary team approach is always been considering to address patients with physical, emotional, psychosocial problems. This is done by utilizing non-surgical treatments including medication , injection, physical, occupational therapies and use of assistive devices (cane, walker) and orthotics

Today, Physiatry has become the most comprehensive and fast growing area of medicine; being complemented by electro diagnosis, musculoskeletal ultrasound and complementary medicine and wellness.

Commonly Treated Conditions

From pregnancy back pain to cerebral palsy, our Rehabilitation Department treats different kinds of conditions. Here is a list of the most commonly treated conditions:

General Rehabilitation

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Post Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Chronic Pain
  • Falls
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia

Spine Care

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy/Sciatica
  • Disc Disease
  • Pregnancy Back Pain
  • Post Spine Surgeries
  • Injuries
  • Fracture

Neurological Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury
  • Post Polio
  • Spinal Cord Injury