Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Mayo Clinic in Arizona help restore movement and function to people disabled by diseases or injury.

PM&R physicians (physiatrists — pronounced fiz-e-AT-rists) provide compassionate rehabilitation care that considers the unique needs, abilities and objectives of each patient. Physiatrists work closely with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. Your PM&R team may offer treatment options including physical modalities such as heat or ice, acupuncture and therapeutic exercise to improve function.

PM&R staff provides many patient education opportunities to help you understand your medical condition and rehabilitative care.

The department provides both inpatient care at Mayo Clinic Hospital and outpatient care. Among special services offered by the department are:

  • Sports medicine clinic
  • Treatment of movement problems and other nervous system conditions
  • Rehabilitation following trauma or surgery
  • Acupuncture