Meet Our Physicians
On Staff Medical Doctors & Health Care Professionals.
Dr. Melody Nguyen
- Speciality PM&R, Physiatrist
- Degrees M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Dr. Melody Nguyen completed her Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) and residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Toronto. Dr. Nguyen is a Fellow with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), and an appointed Physiatrist within the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in musculoskeletal conditions, spasticity and chronic pain.
Physiatry is the branch of medicine dealing with the evaluation and treatment of patients whose functional abilities have been impaired. The impairments and disabilities may result from injuries or diseases such as arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, stroke, neuromuscular disorders, peripheral vascular disease, cerebral palsy and others.
Physiatry is unique among medical fields in that its area of expertise addresses the function of the whole patient. Suffering an acute injury or living with chronic illness can affect a person's functional capabilities. Physiatry is about patient-centred care and promotes maximizing functional capabilities to returning patients to their activities and participation in society.