PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

PHYSICAL MEDICINE DEPARTMENT HEAD
Doctor Nicolas Barizien

WHAT IS PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION?

 

Physical Medicine treats all pathologies that are related to individual mobility and movement. This speciality lies between neurology and orthopaedics, it diagnoses and treats movement related pathologies. From the neural transmission of cerebral instructions (neuro-degenerative pathologies) to the mobilisation of the body (muscle, tendon and joint related pathologies). Rehabilitation covers the partial or complete recovery of the motor-handicap related side-effects of illnesses or accidents.

WHAT PATHOLOGIES ARE
TREATED BY THE DEPARTMENT?

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) provides specialised consultations for patients suffering from conditions affecting:

  • bones
  • joints,
  • muscles,
  • tendons,
  • ligaments,
  • neurological disorders.

 

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

  • Cervical or lumbar-region hernia
  • Chronic or acute low back pain
  • Scoliosis and disorders affecting the spinal column
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Functional loss after trauma or surgery

 

 

Rheumatology

 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Lupus
  • Joint inflammation pathologies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis

 

 

Sports trauma

 

  • Sprains
  • Chronic or acute tendinitis
  • Consequences of a fracture immobilised in plaster or resin
  • Chronic effort-related pain
  • Return to sporting activity after an accident or surgery
  • Muscular compartment syndrome
  • Re-habituation to effort

 

 

Neurological rehabilitation

 

The department's doctors provide locomotor system therapy for patients suffering the side-effects of stroke or neuro-degenerative disorders:

  • Joint infiltrations
  • Joint viscosupplementation
  • Intra-muscular pressure measurement
  • Infiltrations and arthro-dilatations under radiographic guidance (performed in the M-4 radiology unit)

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

 

The Physical Medicine department is located on the first floor of the Flursheim Building (Yellow Sector).

 

 

Consultation hours

 

Consultations are held all day Monday to Friday, except Friday afternoons.

To make an appointment

 

Appointments should be made by telephone 01 46 25 25 25
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