Physical and rehabilitation medicine
Specifically, this involves an elimination or reduction of diseases and consequences of diseases and improves disturbed body functions as well as certain treatment options that promote the integration into society. There are, among others, methods of physical therapy available as well as manual therapy, naturopathic treatment, coolant and heat transfer therapy. Preventive and curative measures also play a major role in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
In Germany, the training to become a specialist for physical and rehabilitative medicine takes 60 months following completion of medical school. It includes the acquisition of knowledge in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical training therapy, massage therapy, electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy, hydrotherapy and inhalation therapy. Other important contents are the area-based drug therapy, classification of health problems, and the diagnosis of diseases and injuries.