The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) in central New Jersey offers an interdisciplinary approach to managing acute musculoskeletal problems and helping patients with any disability to maximize their functional independence. We serve as the core for the services offered through JRI. The department provides both inpatient and outpatient services as well as consultative and outreach programs at regional medical centers, long-term care facilities and other health-related settings throughout the county.
JRI's 18 physiatrists at our NJ facilities are certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are members of the American Congress of Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. These physicians specialize in the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation, working closely with rehabilitation nurses, speech pathologists, audiologists, social workers, psychologists, and physical, occupational and recreation therapists to coordinate individual treatment plans.
In general, physical medicine and rehabilitation - also known as physiatry - provides integrated care in the treatment of all neurologic and musculoskeletal disabilities, from traumatic brain injury to lower back pain. This specialty focuses on the restoration of function to people with problems ranging from simple physical mobility issues to those with complex cognitive involvement.
Our physiatrists focus on restoring function and caring for patients with acute and chronic pain, as well as musculoskeletal problems, like back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia. They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia or traumatic brain injury; and individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries or neurologic disorders, such as multiple sclerosis or polio.
Appointments to see physiatrists at JRI's NJ facilities are available on an outpatient basis between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or services offered by our physiatrists, please call 732-321-7070.