Ohio State is nationally known for our comprehensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation education and training. Our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) has been a leader in caring for those with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke for more than 50 years. We are one of only seven centers in the nation chosen to participate in the NeuroRecovery Network, which uses activity-based therapies for spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as one of the top programs in America. This year, we're ranked #12 in the nation for delivering exceptional patient care.
The PM&R Department is part of Ohio State’s multidisciplinary Neurological Institute, a network of specialists collaborating in research, education and training.
Our faculty conduct advanced clinical and basic science research in areas such as brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, bone and mineral metabolism and EMG. We’re a leader in clinical applications of rehabilitative care and neurorecovery for diverse neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, stroke and brain and spine injury. Our breakthroughs include life-changing technologies such as Neurobridge — a brain implant that enabled a quadriplegic man to move his hand with the power of his thoughts.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a residency program and three fellowships: Neurologic Occupational Therapy Fellowship, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship and Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship.
Research and Clinical Trials
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is leading the way with its research and clinical trials.
The Ohio State University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has a large and diverse faculty.