Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers a wide spectrum of services dedicated to managing various disabilities and assisting patients to reach their maximal functional outcome.

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Stress fractures

Stress fractures are common sport injuries, usually caused by overuse, such as increasing the amount or intensity of an activity too rapidly, or the result of unfamiliar surface, improper equipment, and increased physical stress.

Foot and ankle injuries

Common causes of foot and ankle injuries are sprains and fractures that occur during sports or high impact activities, uneven ground or tripping.

Achilles tendon tear

Inflammation or minor tears of the tendon that connects the back of the calf to the heel, caused by overuse or injury.

Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries

Hand and upper extremity injuries may be due to arthritis, repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome, a sports injury, an accident, a work-related injury or a congenital disorder.

Hip problems/injuries

A range of conditions in which the hip becomes inflamed or injured due to overuse or certain activities.

Hamstring injuries

Injuries which occur when the hamstring muscles  the group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh, is strained, pulled or torn.

Knee injuries

Often the result of an injury or a sudden movement that strains the knee, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking.

Acquired brain injury

Acquired brain injury refers to any type of brain damage that happens after birth. Causes may include disease, substance abuse, oxygen deprivation, infection or trauma. 

Arthritis

A group of diseases and conditions that may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and other supporting body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. 

Burns

An injury caused by exposure to heat or flame, burns are classified as first-, second-, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin's surface.

Amputation

The removal of an injured or diseased body part, as a result of a traumatic injury or a planned operation, to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Chronic pain

An ongoing condition, such as back and neck pain, headaches, regional pain, nerve injury pain, musculoskeletal pain or pain related to illness that has not responded to conventional therapies.

Back and neck pain

Pain in the back or neck area can be acute, which comes on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, which can last for weeks, months, or even years. The pain can be continuous or intermittent.

Multiple sclerosis

A chronic, progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.

Spinal cord injury, spinal trauma

A traumatic injury that can either result in a bruise, partial tear, or a complete tear in the spinal cord, resulting in decreased mobility, sensation, and body organ function below the level of the injury.

Stroke, acute stroke

A condition in which the brain cells suddenly die because of a lack of oxygen. A stroke can be caused by an obstruction in the blood flow, or the rupture of an artery that feeds the brain.

Osteoporosis

A disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue, causing weakening of the bones and makes them more likely to break. The bones most often affected are the hips, spine, and wrists.

Amputation

The removal of an injured or diseased body part, as a result of a traumatic injury or a planned operation, to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Repetitive motion injury

An injury to a part of the body that is caused by performing the same motion over and over again thereby straining the body part.

Sports-related injuries

Sport injuries range from the mild to severe, and can be caused by trauma, by overuse, improper equipment, and increased physical stress.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. It is estimated that more than 12.1 million Americans suffer from COPD. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the US.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Bring your completed New Patient Questionnaire to your appointment.

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

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PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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