|University of Illinois||Bachelors||Bachelor of Science in Biology||1981|
|University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago||Medical School||Doctor of Medicine||1985|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||Internship||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||1986|
|University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||Residency||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||1989|
|Alfred I. DuPont Institute||Fellowship||Pediatric Rehabilitation||1990|
As a pediatric physical medicine & rehabilitation physician, I help patients with physical difficulties to maximize their functional potential, making the fullest use of all attributes and working to effectively compensate for any shortcomings. I work to minimize discomfort while increasing activity and ease of care. Rehabilitation is a team approach encompassing the patient and family, the medical team, the patient’s therapists and orthotists as well as additional team members as needed. Our team works with the patient’s family to improve the patient’s immediate situation and also to anticipate future status changes to promote a stable lifestyle. We know that children want and need to play, and our team focuses on making the treatment experience as much fun as possible.
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Nelson M, Fleming N, Marcantuone N: Electrodiagnosis. In: Alexander MA and Matthews D (Eds.): Pediatric Rehabilitation: Principles & Practice, Demos, New York, NY,6th Edition, 2021,146-162.
Nelson MR, Matthews D: History and Physical. In: Alexander MA and Matthews D (Eds.): Pediatric Rehabilitation: Principles & Practice, Demos, New York, NY,6th Edition, 2021, 1-10.
Nelson MR, Armenta AH Birth Brachial Plexus Palsy Update. Current Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Report, 2:75-85 (2014)
Top Doctors, Women in Medicine, Top Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Texas Super Doctors, The Top Texas Physicians
Outstanding Council Service Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pediatric /Developmental Disabilities 2012
US News and World Reports Best Doctors
America’s Top Doctors/p>
Clinical Care Award, Baylor College of Medicine to Brachial Plexus Team 2002
Best Doctors in America
Ross Laboratory Award for Outstanding Student in Pediatrics, University of Illinois