Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services at University of Minnesota Physicians bring together a dedicated team of specialists who will help you reach your maximum potential, whatever your condition

We help restore and enhance function to provide the fullest possible quality of life to adults with a wide range of disorders, disabilities, injuries and musculoskeletal conditions — including stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, sports injuries and cerebral palsy, as well as other neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders. We focus on the whole person; including your family, work and social life.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at the University of Minnesota has a successful history of over 50 years, and our doctors have established a premier research and training center. You’ll benefit from their expertise in bringing the latest advances in rehabilitation to the clinic.


  • Acute inpatient rehabilitation
  • Assessment, custom fitting and prescriptions for adaptive equipment and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, orthotics (braces) and prosthetics
  • Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia, spasticity, drooling and headache
  • Bowel & bladder management
  • Contracture prevention
  • Electro-diagnostic evaluations
  • Exercise prescription
  • Inpatient physiatric consultation
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump therapy
  • Joint and trigger point injections
  • Mobility and gait evaluation, assessment and management
  • Neuropsychology evaluation and assessment
  • Neuro-rehabilitation evaluation and management
  • Recommendations for family education and training
  • Recommendations for workplace and home modification
  • Referrals to occupational therapy, physical therapy & speech-language pathology

Clinics & Providers

Rehabilitation research highlights

The discovery of new knowledge is crucial to the continued advancement of health care and state of the art research is an important component in our department.  Our faculty members excel in cross-departmental collaboration and these partnerships are focused on five core research themes:

  • Stroke recovery
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Posture and motor control
  • Muscle adaptation
  • Outcomes of therapeutic intervention (including research on using botulinum toxins to treat spasticity, dystonia, bladder spasms and arthritis)


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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