Neurorehabilitation (Adult)

The Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Program at University of Michigan Health is a specialized outpatient program designed to support recovery from and adaptation to changes resulting from injury or disease affecting the brain or spinal cord.

Comprehensive neurorehabilitation services

Our highly experienced team provides expertise in neurorehabilitation to support participation in home, work, and community-based activities. A full spectrum of neurorehabilitation services and support includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment from a full complement of specialists who exclusively treat patients with neurorehabilitation needs, including PT, OT, SLP, and psychology
  • Individualized treatment plans designed around an individual’s needs and goals
  • Assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral concerns with rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology
  • Home activity plans designed to promote recovery and return to typical activities.

A key component of a successful therapy program is helping an individual transfer newly learned skills from the therapy room to everyday life. We meet regularly with patients to review their rehabilitation therapy plan and assist in helping transfer the progress made in therapy to every part of an individual's life – including home, work, and community/social activities. 

The program uses a team-based approach to design a personalized treatment program for each individual, with the goal of achieving the highest level of recovery in a compassionate, creative environment.  We work with primary care physicians, specialists in Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who have expertise in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, and Spinal Cord Injuries.

Our patients

Individuals who have experienced a complex injury or disease that affects the nervous system can benefit from a comprehensive neurorehabilitation program to maximize their long-term potential. This includes individuals with the following conditions:

  • Traumatic and acquired brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury 
  • Infections of the brain, such as encephalitis
  • Stroke 
  • Seizure disorder
  • Other acquired problems that affect the brain or central motor system

We treat patients with conditions ranging from mild to severe, using multiple therapies and treatments to improve functional cognition, activities of daily living, and mobility. 

Our team-based approach to care

Our approach emphasizes patient empowerment and long-term behavioral management strategies. Individuals with complex rehabilitation needs benefit from comprehensive care provided by specialists from a wide variety of rehabilitative disciplines. Our multidisciplinary program provides specialists in:

  • Occupational therapy (OT)
  • Physical therapy (PT)
  • Rehabilitation psychology/neuropsychology (RPN)
  • Speech-language pathology (SLP)
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Case management
  • Consultation with rehabilitation engineering, dietitians, and other providers 

Our rehabilitation specialists work closely with all members of an individual’s care team to coordinate treatment. 

Our program facilitator is available to assist in the transition to our outpatient therapy program and help navigate available health system and community resources. They may assist in planning each patient’s therapy program, communicating with physicians, and identifying ways to obtain special equipment and transportation services that may be needed.  

Make an appointment

For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-936-7052.