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Rehabilitation Medicine

Edited by Chong-Tae Kim, ISBN 978-953-51-0683-8, 96 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 19, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2260

Rehabilitation medicine is a medical specialty with a focus on functional improvement and quality of life. Professionals working in rehabilitation medicine care about not only medical but also functional problems. There have been significant changes in rehabilitation medicine with development of basic science and computer technology in the last several decades. Collaboration with other areas of science and engineering has contributed to improvements in rehabilitation outcomes. Also, changes in the medical delivery system has resulted in increasing necessity of rehabilitation. Like most articles published by InTech, those in this text are intended to review current practical guidelines and to introduce updated knowledge and skills. I hope that the readers will appreciate the useful information provided within this text.

Prof. Chong Tae Kim

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, United States of America

Dr. Chong Tae Kim received the both M.D. and Ph. D. degrees from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1982 and 1997, respectively. He completed the physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul, Korea from 1986 to 1989 and at Brody Medical School of East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina from 1997 to 2001. From 1994 to 1997, he was a research fellow in bioelectricity at Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey. Since 2001, he has been an attending physician at the division of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. His interests are neuro-rehabilitation of pediatric stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, and cerebral palsy.

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  • Rehabilitation Medicine

    Rehabilitation medicine is a medical specialty with a focus on functional improvement and quality of life. Professionals working in rehabilitation medicine care about not only medical but also functional problems. There have been significant changes in rehabilitation medicine with development of basic science and computer technology in the last several decades. Collaboration with other areas of science and engineering has contributed to improvements in rehabilitation outcomes. Also, changes in the medical delivery system has resulted in increasing necessity of rehabilitation. Like most articles published by InTech, those in this text are intended to review current practical guidelines and to introduce updated knowledge and skills. I hope that the readers will appreciate the useful information provided within this text.

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