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Physical therapy seeks to evaluate and treat disabilities using physical measures, including therapeutic exercise, mobility training, airway clearance techniques, use of assistive devices, and therapeutic exposure to to heat, cold, light, water and sound. Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed practitioners, qualified to evaluate patients and implement treatment programs. Their overall goal is to optimize the patient's physical mobility and function through treatment and education.
The main office of the Physical Therapy Division of the U-M Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department is located on the first floor of University Hospital. This site is the primary treatment site for adult inpatients and outpatients. Pediatric inpatients and outpatients are treated at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital site. Adult and pediatric outpatients may also receive treatment at MedRehab, a satellite site in Ann Arbor.
A physician referral is necessary for an appointment with the Occupational or Physical Therapy Programs. Discuss these services with your physician or any member of your health care team. To learn more, visit the Physical Therapy website.