Physical and rehabilitation medicine

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Physical and rehabilitation medicine, also called physical medicine or physiatry, is "A medical specialty concerned with the use of physical agents, mechanical apparatus, and manipulation in rehabilitating physically diseased or injured patients."[1] Its physician practitioners are called physiatrists, and work with a variety of allied health professions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy and prosthetics. As the patients move into the community during their rehabilitation, social work may be an important resource.