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Patient Health Education Portal: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

American Stroke Association: Division of American Heart Association

Patient-Focused Rehabilitation and Recovery Resources

  • Provides patients with comprehensive information on the different types of stroke, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and recovery.
  • Printable PDFs fon many topics including life after stroke, rehabilitation and return to work, 

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)

Education section

  • Provides information and education for service members, veterans, families caregivers related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the military. 

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA): mda.org

About Neuromuscular Diseases

  • Provides information on neuromuscualar diseases including facts sheets and webpages for each disease. 

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R): About Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

About Physical Medicine and Rehabilition

  • Provides information on the PM&R specialty including FAQs.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Provides a list of some of the most common conditions treated by PM&R specialists.
  • Each condition is hyperlinked to a page with more specific information on the diagnosis, background, risk factors and what to expect.

American Stroke Association: Division of American Heart Association

Life After Stroke

  • Provides printable patient education sheets; a guide on establishing a stroke support group; and advice on facing the challenges of life after stroke.
  • In Spanish.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Provides information on PRP treatment and answers the following questions:
  • What exactly is platelet-rich plasma?
  • How does it work?
  • What conditions are being treated with PRP?
  • Is PRP treatment effective?

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

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