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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our Mission:  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: Be the world leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation through excellence in innovative research, education, advocacy and interdisciplinary clinical practice

Our Values: Respect, Leadership, Collaboration, Sustainability, Innovation, Excellence, Advocacy, Inclusion

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.



CODA staff assembling swag in conference room
August 14, 2017

Come Visit PM&R at Researchpalooza 2017

Researchpalooza brings together more than 75 exhibitors from labs and offices across campus to highlight the stellar services and cutting edge research going on at the medical school. 

Emily Briceno, PhD
August 11, 2017

Dr. Emily Briceno Co-investigator on New R01

Dr. Emily Briceno is Co-investigator on a newly awarded R01 titled “The Effect of Lower Blood Pressure over the Life Course on Late-life Cognition in Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites (BP-COG)” (PI-Levine, Internal Med)

August 8, 2017

PM&R Ranked #14 in the Nation

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine received the exciting news today that we have been ranked by US News and World Reports as one of the nation’s best departments of PM&R!

August 2, 2017

Dr. Carlozzi's Research in Huntington Disease Quality of Life Measures Published in Research Featured

Dr Noelle E Carlozzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, as well as Director of the Center for Clinical Outcomes Development and Application (CODA). Her research aims to develop brief, sensitive patient self-report measures that evaluate the impact of a disease on a patient’s health-related quality of life.