Based on the disability of the patient, the rehabilitation team is formed.
Which therapist will be a part of the rehabilitation team?
It depends on the client’s illness, severity of the disability, insurance coverage and his/her
Usual members of a rehabilitation team
Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (also known as physiatrist)
The Physiatrist is usually the leader of the rehabilitation team. Duties of physiatrist include design a patient oriented treatment, assessment and monitors the patient’s progress.
The work of a physical rehabilitation therapist is to work on improving neuromuscular or musculoskeletal issues of patients with disabilities. He/She will focus on the development of posture, joints’ ROM, strength, ambulation, physical independence, balance coordination and other sensory motor activities.
Orthotist & Prosthetist