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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.