Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

UT Southwestern’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation optimizes quality of life and function for people who have an illness or injury that affects the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Areas of Expertise

Stroke

Stroke

Spasticity Management

Spasticity Management

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Concussion and Brain Injury

Concussion and Brain Injury

Pediatric Neurological Problems

Pediatric Neurological Problems

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Pain

Pain

Burn Rehabilitation

Burn Rehabilitation

Electrodiagnosis

Electrodiagnosis

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Pelvic and Abdominal Rehabilitation

Pelvic and Abdominal Rehabilitation

Our Philosophy on Collaboration

Collaboration

Using the latest developments in drug therapy, neuromodulation, robotics, and other innovations, UT Southwestern rehabilitation specialists provide comprehensive rehabilitative care. Physiatrists work in interdisciplinary teams that include psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, and counselors to improve patients’ mobility and lessen difficulties in cognition and communication.

The department’s robust research programs often cross the bridge between the neurological system and the musculoskeletal system. The O’Donnell Brain Institute provides the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with opportunities to expand its work in interdisciplinary programs, such as the UT Southwestern Spine Center – facilitating collaboration between experts in rehabilitation, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and other specialties.

These collaborations bring together the UT Southwestern faculty’s diverse expertise in basic science and clinical care to expand and improve whole-patient rehabilitation, using the best available knowledge and therapies from many aspects of research and medicine.

Research Highlights

Hormones and Knee Injuries in Women

Hormones and Knee Injuries in Women

Stroke and Brain Injury

Stroke and Brain Injury

Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention

Training Highlights

Training Highlights
  • UT Southwestern’s residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation is one of the top 10 largest programs in the country.
  • Advanced training in the department includes rehabilitation psychology, brain injury medicine, and interventional spine and musculoskeletal fellowships.
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