We provide professional support in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy
and Rehabilitation) is the medical specialty dealing with acute and chronic
problems like musculoskeletal disorders, neurological diseases, chronic pain and
disabilities associated with cancer using an integral approach, and focused on
prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical events causing
disability in all age groups.
At the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of
Anadolu Medical Center, we provide services to arrange diagnosis and treatment
of the diseases of the musculoskeletal system, to increase quality of life of
individuals by maximizing their functional capacities and daily activity
performances, and accordingly, satisfy the needs of patients who require
rehabilitation with a comprehensive rehabilitation program towards all systems.
The aim in rehabilitation is to increase the individual’s
functional capacity, prevent and heal disability, enable the individual to
function independent in daily life, and improve his/her quality of life.
A PM&R-PM&R Specialist is a medical doctor who
has specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation for four-five years
after six-year medical faculty education. He/she diagnoses musculoskeletal
diseases and plans the treatment program. The aim is to relieve the patient’s
pain, correct functional problems (loss of muscular power, restriction of joint
movements, gait disorders, balance disorders, etc.) and improve the patient’s
performance, and to treat disability associated with a disease or injury.
Efforts in the area of health are classified under three
categories as preventive, therapeutic (medical and surgical) and
rehabilitative. All efforts aimed at preventing deterioration of health are
preventive. A PM&R-PM&R specialist carries out activities to prevent
development of musculoskeletal problems.
A physical therapist completes a four-year undergraduate study
in a physical therapy and rehabilitation school, and works with the
PM&R-PM&R specialist in the PM&RPM&R program of the patient.
He/she applies the physical therapy and rehabilitation program planned by the
PM&R-PM&R specialist, and helps to correct functional disabilities of
Physical therapists improve general wellbeing and prevent
injury of healthy individuals who are found to be eligible for doing exercises
by a doctor.