The Dietitians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (DPM&R) sub-unit is a resource for dietetic professionals providing MNT for people with loss of function due to illness, injury or surgery. The goals of rehabilitation are to reach and maintain the highest possible level of function and quality of life and prevent secondary complications. Nutrition has a strong role in achieving these goals. Services are provided in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, sub-acute rehabilitation facilities, skilled-care nursing homes, home health, clinics and private practice. There is great potential for research in nutrition for the variety of conditions treated in rehabilitation.
Conditions treated include: Dysphagia, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Sport Injuries, Amputation, Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Orthopedics - Joint Reconstruction, Wound Care and Parkinson’s.
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