The goal of the rehabilitation medicine spine program is to provide excellent evidence-based spine care encompassing clinicians, researchers, and therapists among other as part of our team. We believe patients should have access to care with minimal barriers. For acute care patients, primarily from neurosurgery and the emergency department, we provide care through the FastBack program.
We keep our patients moving quickly through the system as well as keeping them physically moving. Patient self-efficacy, being a part of their treatment program and taking care of themselves, is a key treatment philosophy and we focus on the biopsychosocial model and biomechanical management of back pain. We also focus on function from the patient’s point of view. Knowing our patients is critical in establishing what the functional goals of treatment will be whether it’s getting back to walking, playing with grandchildren, or playing golf again, we do spine and musculoskeletal medicine for every day patients as well as elite, non-surgical patients. A focus on belief system change and long-term behavioral management is key for our providers.
Through the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center and strong collaborations with neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, EMG, and Neurosport provides patients with specialized care in a timely and focused manner.
- Active individuals
- Collegiate athletes
- High school athletes
- Olympic athletes
- Professional athletes
- Recreational athletes
We Specialize in:
- Arthritic Conditions
- Golf Injuries
- Men's and Women's Health
- Gait and prosthetics training
- Gross and fine motor deficits
- Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions
- Spine pain including low back, thoracic, neck
- Sports Injury rehabilitation
- Running injuries
- Performing Arts Injuries and Conditions
- Sports specific training and conditioning
Transitional Therapy and Exercise Programs
The U-M Spine Program provides a variety of classes and services promoting better health and fitness for both our patients and the general population. We offer more than 20 medically based exercise classes and programs taught by degreed and/or certified professionals.