Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry, is a medical specialty that involves the process of restoring lost abilities for a person who has been disabled from a medical condition or injury. At The Iowa Clinic, our doctors practicing in this area are nerve, muscle and bone specialists.

 

PM&R can be used to retrain a person on the basics of daily living, or may be used to help an older person recover from a fall. Regardless of what caused the disability, rehabilitation specialists work to restore maximum function and quality of life for the patient.

Locations & Directions

Main Locations

Methodist Medical Center – Plaza II

(515) 875-9885
1215 Pleasant Street, Suite 608
Des Moines, IA 50309

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The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9885
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Services & Treatments

Patient Stories

Surgery Scores Homerun

Thanks to The Iowa Clinic Spine Center, assistant baseball coach Demathdian Tate, 35, is throwing balls again at batting practice. Coach Demathdian Tate first noticed the pain in his lower back last July. It was becoming difficult to do the things he usually does— like throw balls at AIB College’s batting practices. The pain worsened and his muscles weakened. “After an MRI last year, I was told I had a pinched nerve in my lower spine. I went to physical therapy and a chiropractor, but nothing seemed to help,” he says. Determined to find…
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Physical Therapy Saves Career

Lisa Carter had just opened her own personal training company when back pain threatened her career. "It wasn't just a little muscle pull," says Lisa Carter, 45, recalling the pain that kept her from doing her job just over a year ago. Carter ultimately learned that she had a bilateral fracture on her vertebrae, a herniated disc, and sciatic nerve issues. Before that, however, "I had seen another doctor and had physical therapy at another facility,…
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Contact

Main Locations

Methodist Medical Center – Plaza II

(515) 875-9885
1215 Pleasant Street, Suite 608
Des Moines, IA 50309

Get Directions

The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9885
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Get Directions