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Rehabilitation Medicine


Rehabilitating medicine is the field that provides the disabled into acting like a functional member of society. The focal point of the diseases, that are possessed are stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, peripheral nerve disease, neuromuscular disease, delay, rehabilitation, sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and cancer rehabilitation

Rehabilitation medicine is a comprehensive medical service that adapts the normal life and the work by recovering their physical, psychological, social, professional, and economic ability from their function. This has been attributed to early detection.

There are a lot of diseases that the rehabilitation medicine deals. with The rehabilitation medicine treats neurological disease, cardiopulmonary disease, cancer, disease, fractures such as head injury, stroke, traumatic and congenital spinal cord disease, cerebral palsy, degenerative disease of the central nervous system, peripheral nerve damage and severe pain including the muscle pain from the shoulder, neck, arms, waist, legs and spinal discs, as well as the disability status of the delay cutting.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the Chungnam University opened in 1986 and now there are 5 professors, 1 full-time physician, 8 residents working on patient care and several rehabilitation experts including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers are working close mutual teamwork with physician centered. Also, the rehabilitation medicine focuses on the treatment of people with disabilities and improving the quality of life through the close association of various social welfare institutions and the 43 rehabilitation experts try to improve the quality of the treatment in Daejeon and Chungnam. It is has been selected as a regional rehabilitation hospital of the Ministry of Health and after the groundbreaking ceremony at April 1, 2010, it has a goal to construct by 2012. Also, it is selected as an institution that supporting rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis in Daejeon and Chungcheong area. The business of the Ministry of Heath and the Fare and Family Affairs of the government made it possible to provide the medical service with high quality for the arthritis patients in Daejeon and Chungcheong area. It takes an important role for providing the functional medical appliances and the continuous management as being selected as the demonstration project authority of the disability aids and case management that implements at June 1, 2010

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