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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.



Karen Lin, OTRL, CLC
January 17, 2018

PM&R OT Presents at Breastfeeding Conference

Karen Lin OTRL, CLC, an occupational therapist working with the pediatric population, presented a poster on the use of therapeutic ultrasound to address plugged milk ducts at the 24th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference on January 11, 2018.