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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Dr. Farrell

Contact: Dr. Farrell | | (419) 383-4022

Professional Description

A physician certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation is often called a physiatrist.  The primary goal of the physiatrist is to help patients achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social, and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation.  Pain managment is often an important part of the role of the physiatrist.  For diagnosis and evaluation, a physiatrist may include electromyography to supplement the standard history, physical, x-ray, and laboratory examinations.  The physiatrist has expertise in the appropriate use of therapeutic exercise, prosthetics (artificial limbs), orthotics, and mechanical and electrical devices.

Association Contact Information

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 200
    Rosemont, IL 60018-5701
    (847) 737-6000

Source: American Medical Association. Graduate Medical Education Directory 2011-2012


Last Updated: 6/9/16