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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians - 29-1229.04

O*NET-SOC Description

Diagnose and treat disorders requiring physiotherapy to provide physical, mental, and occupational rehabilitation.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • MD (Medical Doctor)
  • Medical Director Acute Rehabilitation Unit Physiatrist
  • Pain Management Physician
  • Pediatric Physiatrist
  • Physiatrist
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician (PM and R Physician)
  • Physician
  • Rehabilitation Physician

SOC Occupation Groups

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1000 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners
29-1220 /find/family/code?s=29#29-122
29-1229.00 Physicians, All Other
29-1229.04 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Assess characteristics of patients' pain, such as intensity, location, or duration, using standardized clinical measures.
  • Conduct physical tests, such as functional capacity evaluations, to determine injured workers' capabilities to perform the physical demands of their jobs.
  • Consult or coordinate with other rehabilitative professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, behavioral psychologists, social workers, or medical technicians.
  • Coordinate physical medicine and rehabilitation services with other medical activities.
  • Develop comprehensive plans for immediate and long-term rehabilitation, including therapeutic exercise, speech and occupational therapy, counseling, cognitive retraining, patient, family or caregiver education, or community reintegration.
  • Diagnose or treat performance-related conditions, such as sports injuries or repetitive-motion injuries.
  • Document examination results, treatment plans, and patients' outcomes.
  • Examine patients to assess mobility, strength, communication, or cognition.
  • Instruct interns and residents in the diagnosis and treatment of temporary or permanent physically disabling conditions.
  • Monitor effectiveness of pain management interventions, such as medication or spinal injections.
  • Perform electrodiagnosis, including electromyography, nerve conduction studies, or somatosensory evoked potentials of neuromuscular disorders or damage.
  • Prescribe orthotic and prosthetic applications and adaptive equipment, such as wheelchairs, bracing, or communication devices, to maximize patient function and self-sufficiency.
  • Prescribe physical therapy to relax the muscles and improve strength.
  • Prescribe therapy services, such as electrotherapy, ultrasonography, heat or cold therapy, hydrotherapy, debridement, short-wave or microwave diathermy, and infrared or ultraviolet radiation, to enhance rehabilitation.
  • Provide inpatient or outpatient medical management of neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, acute and chronic pain, deformity or amputation, cardiac or pulmonary disease, or other disabling conditions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Prescribe assistive medical devices or related treatments.
  • Prescribe treatments or therapies.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Test patient nervous system functioning.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat chronic diseases or disorders.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Force Fitness Instructor Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Specialist Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Medicine Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Medicine Specialist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Therapist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Therapy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Occupational Therapy Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Oncology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatrics (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Replacement Arthroplasty (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Spine Surgery (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Traumatology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physiatrist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Medicine (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Apprentice, Orthotic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Craftsman, Orthotic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Helper, Orthotic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Journeyman, Orthotic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Medicine Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Medicine Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Physical Therapist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapy (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Physical Therapy Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Physical Therapy Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Occupational) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Rheumatologist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Physiatrist