“What is Rehabilitation Medicine?”
A physiatrist is a specialist in illnesses of the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. After graduating from medical school, one undergoes a residence program of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) to become a specialist.
The specialist field of rehabilitation medicine helps people lead normal lives by restoring impaired functioning caused by pain, stroke, spinal injuries, limb amputation, arthritis, etc. Specialists in rehabilitation medicine accurately diagnose illnesses, and working together with neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapist, etc., they help to alleviate patients’ pain and restore function.
Dr.Chee Gap Kim has been specializing in pain rehabilitation and electrodiagnostic Medince (EMG/NCV) for more than 22 years since completing a specialization in rehabilitation medicine.