In many cases, a primary interest of the Rehabilitation Specialist is the ability of a person to function optimally within the limitations placed upon them by a disease process for which there may be no known cure. Integrative Rehabilitation in Washington places emphasis on optimization of function and the quality of life for those who may not be able to achieve full restoration. We emphasize a team approach to chronic conditions, using transdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate care of our patients.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation involves the management of disorders that alter the function and performance of the patient. Emphasis is placed on the optimization of function through the combined use of medications, physical modalities, physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement & activities modification, adaptive equipments and assistive device, orthotics (braces), prosthesis, and experiential training approaches.