Interest Group

The medical students at Stanford have developed an interest group for people interested in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Meetings are held 2-3 times per year on the Stanford Campus.

Please contact Chris Klein for more information. If you are interested in doing the medical student clerkship please sign up for Ortho 304A.

What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation physicians are experts in the nervous musculoskeletal systems who treat injuries or illnesses that affect movement and function. They emphasize non-surgical treatments that include medical management, as well as exercise, education and psychosocial support.

Practices in physiatry include sports medicine, pain medicine and  More hospitalists specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders such as brain or spinal cord injury. Physiatry procedures include diagnostic electromyography and interventions such as therapeutic injections, including epidural steroid injections for radiculopathy and onabotulinum toxin for spasticity.