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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our Mission:               
  • The mission of the University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is to maximize the health, function and quality of life of individuals with acute and chronic illness and disability in the local and global community throughout their life span.
  • Our vision is to provide leadership excellence in rehabilitation medicine through innovative research, education, advocacy and interdisciplinary clinical practice.
  • Our aims are the discovery, advancement, dissemination and provision of evidence-based treatment and interventions for individuals with acute and chronic illness and disability.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is a medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and medical management of the consequences of disease, injury and congenital disorders. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation also is referred to as physiatry (pronounced fizzy-at-ree).

Our goal is to help every individual maximize functional performance and achieve independence and community integration. Our methods involve an interdisciplinary team that works to increase function, decrease pain and disability, and maximize performance at work, in school, during recreation and in all other areas of life.

PM&R care is provided in inpatient settings and multiple outpatient facilities settings within the University of Michigan Health System. To learn more about our numerous outpatient care facilities please visit our Patient Care page.

Events

July 8, 2017
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Adapted Kayaking Clinic

9:00 AM

Gallup Park

Join us for a day of still water kayaking on July 8, 2017 from 9am-12pm at Gallup Park. Participants along with their families will be taught how to safely adapt the activity of kayaking in order to enjoy this incredibly freeing outdoor sport. This clinic is for families with children who have a special need that requires the use of adaptations in order to participate in recreation.

 

News

Dr. Lisa A Diponio
May 19, 2017

Dr. Lisa DiPonio Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa DiPonio, whose promotion to Clinical Associate Professor has been approved by the Board of Regents. Dr. DiPonio has just started as Chief of service for PM&R at the AAVAMC and is well known for her medical student and resident teaching. Please join me in congratulating her on this well-deserved promotion.