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Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.  The goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.

Our PM&R team, led by Dr. Vanessa Gallegos, focuses on these key areas of rehabilitation:  

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Social
  • Spiritual
  • Vocational 


Cancer itself and many of its treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, can result in disabling conditions. Improvements in cancer research and treatment have resulted in patients living longer after a cancer diagnosis. Cancer rehabilitation can help you address many of the challenges experienced as a result of the cancer or its treatment. Our cancer rehabilitation services are designed to respond to your needs.
Rehabilitation experts, like Dr. Gallegos, aim to improve pain, function, and quality of life at all levels of cancer diagnosis and treatment. We develop a treatment plan based on your goals- whether that means improving strength and function to return home, resume work and other activities, or enhance quality of life.


If you are dealing with cancer and the effects of its treatment, you might experience pain or problems with coordination, balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, memory, attention, or range of motion. These symptoms can affect your ability to manage ordinary tasks. We create customized programs to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses for each type of cancer.

Patient focused
We know there is nothing easy about what you’re going through. Our cancer rehabilitation services are designed to respond to the needs of you and your family and is for patients who want to work hard to do more on their own. Our goal is to help you live your life as well as you did before you came to the clinic.

Dr. Gallegos has special training in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Palliative Medicine. She is an expert in partnering with your medical care team to help optimize your quality of life and improve your independence. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gallegos, call 701.712.4501 or 855.530.6001. For more information, call 701.712.4607 or 800.472.2113 ext. 4607.

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