Penn Medicine's long-standing reputation for providing the very best in health care through innovation and excellence in clinical care is evident in nearly every aspect of our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) program. As the oldest department of its kind in the nation, we have been nationally recognized for numerous contributions and achievements in the specialty field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The Penn Difference
The PM&R department sets itself apart from others in the following ways:
- Established in 1897, we have pioneered some of the essential rehabilitation treatments including prosthetics and orthotics, and computer based vocational training.
- All of our physicians are specialty-trained and many have completed fellowships or conducted research in their areas of concentration.
- We have a strong commitment to quality and outcomes for our patients.
- We provide exceptional, patient-centered care through our visionary partnerships.
- We are an organized, multifaceted system with physiatrists embedded across the Penn Medicine healthcare system.
- We have cutting-edge technology to perform procedures accurately and specialized medical equipment unavailable elsewhere.
- Our department has physicians hailing from the top residency programs in the country.
- Our physiatrists implement an interdisciplinary approach to care collaborating with neurosurgeons, oncologists, orthopaedists, neurologists, cardiologists, and primary care physicians.
- We have an interdisciplinary interventional spine program.
- Our collaboration with Penn oncologists allows for patients with radiation fibrosis, head and neck cancers, breast cancer or lymphedema to receive a full spectrum of physiatric care.
- Back pain sufferers are offered a combination of advanced, non-surgical spine treatments.