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Improving Health, Function, and Well-Being.

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Welcome to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our mission is to improve the health, function, and wellbeing of people across North Carolina and beyond through excellence in patient care, education, research, and innovation. Our rehabilitation medicine physicians, called physiatrists, manage the care of patients through an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team of colleagues within UNC Health Care system. Our department’s research faculty and neuropsychologists further develop our holistic approach, ensuring well-being, maximum functional abilities, and cognitive and psychological health for patients with physical impairment and cognitive dysfunction.  Physiatry is becoming more critical as the population ages and desires ideal states of wellness, quality of life, and function over a lifetime.

 

 

 

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  • Patient Story: 10 Months After COVID, Symptoms Linger for Mom of 2

    This story was originally published in UNC Health Talk   Sherry Flynn, 47, is an outgoing mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to watch her son play baseball and attending church. “I like family time and having lots of friends over for cookouts,” Flynn says. “Church is a … Continued

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    Conference Wrap-Up- Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability: A Training Workshop for Health Professionals

    On August 6, 2021, UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Greensboro AHEC hosted the Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability: A Training Workshop for Health Professionals. This year’s virtual workshop highlighted ways healthcare professionals can improve clinical and life outcomes for persons with disabilities by incorporating unique psychosocial and cultural factors into … Continued

  • UNC Spina Bifida Family Conference

    UNC Pediatric Spina Bifida Patients and Families – Please join UNC Departments of Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Urology, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Therapies on October 23th for a UNC Virtual Spina Bifida Family Conference! Join us for this virtual day of education, networking, and fun! Presentations for parents and families of children with spina bifida. … Continued

Patient Story: 10 Months After COVID, Symptoms Linger for Mom of 2

Posted 6 days ago

This story was originally published in UNC Health Talk   Sherry Flynn, 47, is an outgoing mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to watch her son play baseball and attending church. “I like family time and having lots of friends over for cookouts,” Flynn says. “Church is a … Continued

Conference Screen Shots

Conference Wrap-Up- Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability: A Training Workshop for Health Professionals

Posted 3 weeks ago

On August 6, 2021, UNC’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Greensboro AHEC hosted the Psychosocial and Cultural Aspects of Disability: A Training Workshop for Health Professionals. This year’s virtual workshop highlighted ways healthcare professionals can improve clinical and life outcomes for persons with disabilities by incorporating unique psychosocial and cultural factors into … Continued

UNC Spina Bifida Family Conference

Posted 3 months ago

UNC Pediatric Spina Bifida Patients and Families – Please join UNC Departments of Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Urology, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Therapies on October 23th for a UNC Virtual Spina Bifida Family Conference! Join us for this virtual day of education, networking, and fun! Presentations for parents and families of children with spina bifida. … Continued

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