Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation medicine is a branch of medicine involved in improving and restoring the health and functioning level of people who have been injured or affected by disease.

Medical Conditions

A broad range of congential and acquired disorders that affect the day to day functioning of any patient.

Specialty Areas of Interest

  • Developmental and Intellectual Disability
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine and Pain Medicine
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Rehabilitation and Older People
  • Spinal Cord Injury

What is pain management?

Pain management involves a holistic approach to helping patients overcome pain. This is done through treatment interventions that may include medications, physical rehabilitation and psychological therapy, and various other options.

In what ways should I describe my pain to my doctor?

Doctors have techniques to properly investigate a patient and ask them the right questions. However, they heavily rely on you to explain what is going on to develop a true picture of therapy. Thus, it is helpful to tell them things like the location of the pain, what sensations you experience, whether it is constant or intermittent, and what makes the pain better or worse.

Associated Tests


What to expect


History will focus on the major problem and how it impairs on the health, functioning and happiness of the affected individual.


Examination will be focussed on the patient as a whole and will assess not only their physical status but also how they function within their environment. The aim will be to identify areas that can be improved by various therapies.

Training and Qualifications



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