The mission of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to provide excellent clinical care, education, and research in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, leading to optimum quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation focuses on restoration of the body and mind after trauma or disease has occurred. In some cases the restoration is ongoing and the goal is to teach the patient how to live and cope with the effects of pain, or lack of function, and lead a full and productive life to the greatest extent possible.
Clinically, restoration and rehabilitation can be accomplished in different ways. Our philosophy is to assess a patient's bio/psycho/social needs and determine which diagnostic and treatment methods will provide the patient with the highest level of functional outcome. The approach is often inter-disciplinary.
Academically, we teach medical students basic treatment and assessment techniques and methods used in rehabilitation, along with advanced knowledge of anatomy. We train residents in the practice of physiatry and the diagnostic art of electromyography (EMG). We also offer a fellowship program to physicians desiring a refined knowledge of EMG and pain management.
Explore this website and meet our department members; learn about our residency training program and other academic endeavors; investigate out the research projects completed and underway, and observe our clinical practices.
LAWRENCE PROKOP, D.O. HONORED WITH DISTINGUISHED FELLOW AWARD
East Lansing, MI Doctor Receives Award at AOCPMR’s Conclave of Fellows
The American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that, at the Conclave of Fellows, Lawrence Prokop, D.O. has been honored with the Distinguished Fellow Award of the College. This honor is conferred upon a very limited number of highly distinguished American Osteopathic Association certified specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who meet specified criteria for consideration and who have achieved regional, national,
AAPM&R 75th Annual Assembly
The 2013 Annual Assembly brings the physiatric community together for an exciting educational and networking event. The Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center will conveniently house all education, special events, and guest rooms under one roof. This meeting site is just a 15-minute drive to our nation’s capital with easy access to three major airports.
For more information please view the AAPM&R website.
Team of osteopathic residents assists during World Dwarf Games
While teams of athletes from across the world competed in the 2013 World Dwarf Games at Michigan State University, another team was busy making sure these world-class competitors stayed healthy.