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Appointments and Specialities

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine aims to promote physical and cognitive functions, preserving life quality and promoting activity and participation in society. It is responsible for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and planning of a Rehabilitation Program for those with incapacitating medical pathologies, in any age group.

Joaquim Chaves Saúde medical clinics have specialists and teams of therapists highly qualified for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of different injuries that compromise patients’ life quality.

Physiatrists approach the Human Being as a biopsychosocial whole and their goal is the prevention of lesions, functional recovery, using the necessary means to reduce the impact of incapacity and to allow a complete integration.

The main goal of the Rehabilitation Program is the recovery of maximum possible function, due to lesions on bones, muscles, tendons, joints, nerves, whether by accident, disease or incapacitating condition. The program is composed of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team that provides medical treatments without resorting to surgery.

Most frequent pathologies:

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: neck pain, low back pain, scoliosis, tendinitis, fibromyalgia and neuralgia

  • Osteoporosis and fractures

  • Spasticity (cerebral paralysis, etc.)

  • Head traumas

  • Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia or tetraplegia

  • Strokes (hemiplegia,swallowing alterations, speech, sensory and cognitive alterations)

  • Male and Female incontinence

  • Other neurological pathologies: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease

  • Amputations and birth defects

  • Development, Language and Communication pathologies

  • Respiratory and cardiac patients’ rehabilitation


Physiatry Appointment

Health Units

Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos

Clínica de Cascais

Clínica de Miraflores


Arícia Alberti

João David Miranda

Other Specialties