The medical specialty that is specifically devoted to the evaluation, treatment and management of disability and disabling conditions is called physical medicine and rehabilitation. This field of medicine provides comprehensive specialty services and selective primary care to the large spectrum of individuals with disabilities and limiting physical conditions.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin is one of the largest medical rehabilitation programs in the country. There is a broad range of clinical, educational and research services available, providing comprehensive care for the disabled. Rehabilitation physicians, residents, fellows, and medical students, together with predoctoral and postdoctoral graduate students, contribute to the activities of the department.