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 for both adult and pediatric populations since the department was founded in 1950. 

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. As part of a large academic medical center, we have specializations within all conditions that require rehabilitation and benefit from access to other world-renowned specialties to help in management of your care.  

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, stroke, cancer, amputations, and complex medical conditions. 

As patients transition to outpatient clinics for continued care, our integrated services are provided throughout southeast Michigan University of Michigan Health clinics as well as in partnership with other health system clinics in western and northern Michigan.  

Who We Are 

We have more than 50 faculty physicians and 18 faculty psychologists, including board certified neuropsychologists. 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 physicians are fellowship-trained physicians in pain medicine, interventional spine procedures, spinal cord injury medicine, brain injury medicine, sports medicine, and cancer rehabilitation

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