Why Choose Michigan for Your Rehabilitation Care

The University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is nationally and regionally recognized as a leader in advancing the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and the subspecialties of pediatric rehabilitation, pain management, spinal cord injury medicine and sports medicine since the department was founded in 1950.

Ranked by US News and World Reports as #14 in the nation and #1 in the state, our excellence extends to the way we provide clinical care, train future health care professionals, and conduct research into the greater understanding of and new treatments to aid individuals with disabilities.

Inpatient rehabilitation beds are available for both pediatric and adult patients, with special emphasis on the rehabilitation needs of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic stroke patients.

Outpatient services are available at University Hospital and several satellite facilities.

Who We Are

We have more than 50 faculty physicians, including 30 physiatrists. There are an additional 20 faculty members who have PhDs in rehabilitation psychology, engineering and basic sciences. We collaborate with more than 450 allied health professionals, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, orthotists, prosthetists, nurses, speech-language pathologists and other support staff.
Our methods involve an interdisciplinary team that works to increase function, decrease pain and disability as well as maximizing performance in all areas of life.

Close Collaborations

The U-M Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation collaborates closely with these multidisciplinary clinics and programs:

Make an Appointment

Visit our Make an Appointment page for numbers to call to make an appointment including:

  • With a physical, occupational or speech therapist
  • At the Amputee Clinic
  • With one of our post-polio physician specialists
  • To coordinate adult or pediatric acute inpatient rehabilitation