Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Michigan Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians care for adult patients with inpatient rehabilitation needs at University Hospital and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, and pediatrics patients at Mott Children’s Hospital.  

About Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation provides a caring and focused environment where Michigan Medicine physiatrists, physicians skilled in managing challenging rehabilitation cases, can care for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, fractures, joint replacements, amputations, cancer, trauma/burn, arthritis, cardiac, pulmonary and pain syndromes.

The Rehabilitation team assists patients in returning to an independent and productive life. The team consists of the patient, nurses, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, rehabilitation engineers, recreational therapists, social workers and speech language pathologists. The team collaborates to develop and implement an individualized rehabilitation care plan. They meet weekly to coordinate and facilitate recovery by collaborating with patients and their families regarding the next step in the patient’s care plan. The acute care and rehabilitation professionals provide exceptional care to smooth our patient's road toward an independent and fulfilled life.

Expanded Rehab Services at Chelsea Hospital

In September 2020, Michigan Medicine expanded its inpatient rehabilitation services at University Hospital to include a partnership with Chelsea Hospital. The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Chelsea Hospital consists of 24 single room beds and will care for patients recovering from stroke, amputation, brain injury and medically complex conditions. 

The expanded unit at Chelsea is part of an integrated program with the 16 bed inpatient service our Michigan Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians currently staff at University Hospital. The University Hospital beds are utilized for the care of complex rehabilitation conditions including cancer, spinal cord injury and medical issues following solid organ transplant.

Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

  • Spinal Cord Injury: Treatment of various types of SCI, pathophysiology of the spinal cord and affected body systems. Management of traumatic and atraumatic SCI, urological and pain interventions and spasticity management
  • Neurology: Treatment of traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, polyneuropathy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease
  • General: Treatment of congenital deformity, amputations, major multiple trauma, fracture of femur, burns, polyarticular rheumatoid arthritis psoriatic arthritis and seronegative arthropathies, osteoarthritis, systemic vasculidities with joint inflammation, and knee or joint replacement.

Make an Appointment

To coordinate adult inpatient rehabilitation, please contact our admissions coordinator at 734-936-7059.