The University of Michigan is a clinical leader in rehabilitation, orthotics, and prosthetics. The Medical School is among the very best in the country in both medical research and training.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation focuses on clinical care and rehabilitation health services for patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, psychological, and other disabilities. There are many divisions of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation that work to accomplishing their overall mission.
The U-M Orthotics and Prosthetics Center is housed in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is one of the largest of its kind in North America. They employ a staff of more than 20 orthotists and prosthetists, and handle more than 21,000 patient visits per year.
The U-M Spine Program is a nationally recognized center for comprehensive, patient care for individuals with acute, sub-acute, and chronic back and neck pain.
The U-M Rehabilitation Engineering Program is a hospital-based service working with individuals with physical disabilities to maximize their potential through assistive technology accommodations.
The U-M Spinal Cord Injury Model System is one of 14 funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The Rehabilitation Robotics Group leverages the many strengths of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to facilitate the development and testing of new robotic technologies for rehabilitation.