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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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One of the main goals of rehabilitation is to prepare the patient for life after discharge. This includes the following:
Adapting to living with a disability
Planning for a safe and accessible environment
Community re-entry plans are individualized and are based on the patient's physical abilities and needs. Both the patient and family should be involved in planning re-entry into the community.
Many times, adjustments and modifications need to be made to help a person with a disability function independently. This may involve, but is not limited to, the following:
Home - installing wheelchair ramps, raised toilet seats, or handrails on stairways
School - special computers or adaptive equipment to allow for alternative means of communication
Work - new job skills, job placement, and vocational counseling
Recreational, social, or sports activities - mobility in public places such as restaurants, churches, or stadiums
Transportation - getting in and out of a car or bus, or installing special hand controls or lifts
Rehabilitation team members and community agencies often work together to help people with disabilities succeed.
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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.