Our department facilitates high-quality education, research, and clinical services in the important field of rehabilitation medicine.


Physiatry Residency 

Our residents receive an outstanding training experience, gaining the skills and knowledge needed for careers in physiatry.



Our fellowship programs are designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in pain medicine and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.


Medical Student Clerkships

We have a wide variety of clerkships available for medical students throughout the year, with different lengths and focus areas. 

Program in Physical Therapy

The Program in Physical Therapy provides excellent student education, research, and service to the profession and the community.

Rehabilitation Science

The Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science is training future scientists who meet the growing demand for experts in the field.

Adult Neuropsychology

Adult Neuropsychologists apply the science of the brain's structure and function to address a variety of complex conditions.

Research Spotlight

Gillick Pediatric Research Laboratory

Gillick Lab patient

In the Gillick Pediatric Research Lab, Bernadette Gillick and her fellow researchers believe that children with cerebral palsy have the potential to influence their level of function throughout their lifetime. 

Learn more about the Gillick lab


Congratulations Dr. Dykstra

University of Minnesota Health is proud to celebrate the many physicians featured in the 20th Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors list, including our Department Chair, Dr. Dennis Dykstra. This recognition is a reflection of the commitment to patients, their families and referring physician colleagues, as well as M Health’s overall leadership among metro area medical practices. View the full list here.


MHealth Clinics and Surgery Center Now Open

The new 342,000-square-foot University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC) is now open for our patients. With a wide range of specialists located in one, easy to access location, the new space is designed for collaboration and allows our care teams to work together in new ways to meet our patient's unique needs. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Adult Neuropsychology Clinics are located on the 3rd floor of the new CSC.

See location and parking info.





News Highlights

  • Paula Ludewig, PhD, PT, and PhD Student Justin Staker will be receiving a $150,000 MN-Reach product development grant.
  • Rehabilitation Science graduate student Haiming Liu presented at the 2015 Graduate School Doctoral Research Showcase.
  • Cecilia Prudente, PhD, Neuroscience, played a key role in an illuminating study on the brain's motor control map.

More news and events

75th Anniversary

Celebrating 75 Years

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Program in Physical Therapy and we could not be more excited! While we will celebrate throughout the new year, please save the date for our special celebration weekend, which will include our all-class reunion, on September 16-18, 2016.

For more information, including a schedule of events, please visit our Celebration page!