Mayo Clinic specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) help restore movement and function to people limited by disease or injury. PM&R physicians diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and the musculoskeletal system. They provide treatment and rehabilitation options that reflect the unique needs, abilities and objectives of each patient.

Restoring function: Exceptional expertise across many specialties

PM&R physicians and care teams place the concept of restoring function at the center of the therapies we offer, and it's a key strength of our program. Restoring function simply means helping you regain the best options for your quality of life, retain as much muscle ability as possible, help you re-train mental pathways, and generally reach your best possible capability given your specific needs.

Improving movement and aiding recovery

Mayo Clinic's rehabilitation teams treat people with all causes of traumatic or nontraumatic injuries. By working directly with a PM&R provider, you will be part of your own medical decisions. Our experts, many of whom have been providing care at Mayo Clinic for decades, are experienced at reviewing medical images and providing physical examinations of bones, joints and muscles. They also have experience in helping you develop a plan for your health that you are comfortable with.

Key Mayo Clinic strengths

Enhancing quality of life after injury and illness

Located across the Mayo Clinic campuses, PM&R specialists are perfectly equipped to enhance the recovery process through either short-term or long-term care programs. With several areas dedicated to specific kinds of care, we are able to customize the best plan of care to fit your needs.

When you come to Mayo Clinic needing advanced rehabilitation, you are working with a team of physicians, therapists, advanced care providers, nurses and more, either in a hospital setting or in a clinical setting. This multidisciplinary team of experts works with you to help ensure you have a complete and timely recovery.

Key Mayo Clinic strengths

Advanced therapeutic expertise for everyone

Thousands of people come to PM&R each year to be treated by our expert physicians, therapists and advanced practice providers. The daily routine of our PM&R providers consists of continuously participating in research, teamwork and continuing education. This kind of ongoing advancement provides state-of-the-art medical treatments and nonsurgical options for a wide range of functional limitations.

Key Mayo Clinic strengths

Our PM&R team may offer treatment options that include physical modalities such as custom orthotics and ultrasound as well as other treatments including therapeutic exercise and manual therapy to help improve movement and advance healing.Staff members may also provide patient education opportunities to help you understand your medical condition and rehabilitative care.

Improving assistive and restorative technology

Mayo Clinic PM&R is dedicated to research in advancing the science of rehabilitation. Therapy and testing procedures that use state-of-the-art technology are available in the Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory (ART Lab) as well as at other PM&R facilities.

Key Mayo Clinic strengths

Clinical research is a large part of PM&R's goal of providing the best care to all patients. Ask about clinical trials for which you might qualify.

The right care for you

World-famous Mayo Clinic expertise, cutting-edge technology and quality care allow us to provide care that you can trust. PM&R provides both short-term and long-term outpatient care programs. You may request to see a Mayo Clinic physician on your own or with a referral from your primary care doctor.

Providers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Rochester, Minnesota work closely with a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals who collaborate to provide exactly the care you need.

Many of the above services are also available at Mayo Clinic Health System locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.