Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Washington, DC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

We are now offering virtual health visits. Please contact us at (202) 741-2700 to request an appointment.


At the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, our goal is to help patients regain the function and mobility compromised by traumatic injury or disease.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)

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 as a result of disease, disorder, or injury. The musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous systems are most often involved.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, PM&R covers everything from cardiac rehabilitation to pain management. PM&R can be used to retrain a person on the basics of daily living, or may be used to help an elderly person recover from a fall.

Regardless of what has caused the disability, rehabilitation specialists work to restore maximum function and quality of life for the patient - at home, in the workplace, and in the community.

How to Manage Back Pain During COVID-19

Dr. Akshay Garg and Dr. Geet Paul, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists discuss how to manage back pain during COVID-19. Please click on the 'play' video below.

Latest News

July 2, 2021

As pandemic restrictions begin to ease, many employees are finding themselves in permanent hybrid mode: working at both the office and at home.