Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry) is the medical specialty that evaluates, diagnoses, treats and manages patients with physical disabilities.
Physiatry employs not only the usual tools of medical practice, but also uses physical agents and therapeutic exercises in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that produce pain, impairment and disability. The Mission of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is to restore optimum independence or function to those suffering from residuals of illness.
As the Polytrauma Network Site for VISN 5, DCVAMC provides coordinated services to veterans with one or more severe and lasting injuries. DCVAMC coordinates the care and level of services required to meet needs and to ensure that patients have access to the same high level of care across the network.
Patient inquires for all Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics should be directed to 202-745-8311. The PM&R Office is located in the basement level of the hospital, in GC-212. The office is open from 8:00am – 4:30 pm daily.