The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at KUMC provides assistance and treatment for patients to lead a life closer to normal or maintain an independent life without depending on other people for help.
The traditional concept of rehabilitation medicine enables the patients to live an almost normal life or maintain an independent life without depending on other people for help when they lose their bodily functions due to various diseases and accidents using all the therapeutic tools (e.g., physical therapy, exercise therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy). In simpler terms, diseases that can cause all kinds of aftereffects and disabilities can be included in the area of rehabilitation medicine.
Rehabilitation medicine, as well as pediatric rehabilitation, provides treatment for shoulder pain, neck pain, and back pain, stroke, and spinal cord injuries. In recent years, the field of rehabilitation has been expanding into various internal medical and surgical diseases. For instance, cardiac rehabilitation is necessary for myocardial infarction, which requires optimum functional recovery in order to return to a normal daily life after undergoing medical and surgical treatments.
In addition, rehabilitation medicine utilizes universal treatment regardless of the onset or recovery stage of the disease to help the patients in returning to society or to the occupation.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at KUMC is committed to providing patients from all walks of life with a wide range of high-quality health care.