Rehabilitation Medicine

As part of your adult neurology training, you will observe and actively participate in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, gaining exposure to various chronic neurological disorders and ways to manage them from a rehabilitation medicine perspective.

Guided by staff physiatrists and residents, you will learn about various ways to help patients regain function and return to a productive life, to the fullest extent possible.

You will learn about effective electrodiagnostic procedures and therapeutic techniques that address impairments and functional limitations, such as:

  • stroke
  • head injury
  • spinal cord injury
  • loss of a limb
  • musculoskeletal injuries to the neck, back or extremities        

You will expand your knowledge base and skill set to include:

  • neuromusculoskeletal exam basics
  • various techniques/services, including:
    • functional assessment
    • therapy services (prescription and provision)
    • medication
    • injection techniques
    • adaptive equipment
    • patient training
    • modification of the environment
  • community agencies and resources

Multidisciplinary Expertise

As you gain an understanding of the crucial multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation medicine, you will work with and learn from a team of allied health professionals, including rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, social workers and rehabilitation counselors.

Comprehensive, Career-Focused Training

You will receive expert feedback and learn from more experienced members of your care team as you discuss your assigned cases during daily rounds.

You will develop essential background knowledge to supplement and enhance your clinical skills in rehabilitation medicine through active participation in our strong didactic training, including clinical case conferences and lectures.

Regional Patient Population

You will help care for veterans from throughout Western New York, both male and female, who have significant disabilities due to injury or chronic disease.

Clinical Sites

Year Taken

Length of Rotation

1/2 module (two weeks)