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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.
As a part of Stanford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our team helps you to build up your strength, flexibility, and range of motion to restore your body's function and quality of life after an injury or surgery.
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Statistics of Disability
According to the US Department of Commerce, a person has a disability when he/she has difficulty with any of the following:
Normal body functions, such as seeing, hearing, talking, or walking
Activities of daily living (adls), such as bathing or dressing
Certain expected roles, such as doing housework, schoolwork, or working at a job
Performing usual activities, such as driving or taking a bus
Statistics related to disability
Between 34 and 43 million people in the US have some type of disability, and one in eight have a severe disability.
More than 50 percent of persons over age 65 (or 32 million people) have some level of disability.
Nine million people of all ages are severely disabled and need personal assistance for daily activities.
Chronic pain affects about 70 million US adults.
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term, severe disability in Americans. Today, 4.8 million US adults live with the effects of a stroke.
Approximately 2 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year.
About 7,800 people in the U.S. suffer a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) each year. At present, about 250,000 to 400,000 people live with a SCI disability.
Back pain is one of the primary reasons people go to the doctor in the United States, second only to the common cold. What can you do about back pain?
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.