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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, also called physiatry or shortened to PM&R, is the branch of medicine that helps with preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, disorders and injuries such as strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and musculoskeletal issues.

What is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)?

PM&R, also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, focuses on restoring and improving a person’s abilities and quality of life. We help individuals with disability from conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments. We create an individual treatment plan that could include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, clinical psychology, and other experts. The goal of treatment is to improve your ability to participate in life activities.

Talk to your doctor if you are interested in a referral to see the PM&R team.

Most common health issues we treat:

  • Amputations
  • Back and neck pain
  • Brain injury / concussion
  • Burn
  • Neurological disorders / neuromuscular disorders
  • Long COVID care
  • Problems walking
  • Problems doing daily tasks
  • Rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery or injury or hospital stay
  • Problems with muscles, bones, and nerves
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

We offer:

  • EMG testing
  • Injections (trigger point, ultrasound guided, nerve blocks and others)
  • Botox (botulinum) injections for migraines, spasticity, and other conditions.
  • Medication management related to brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury
  • Non-opiate pain control options
  • Prosthetics / orthotics
  • Evaluation for home medical equipment like walkers, standers, wheelchairs, and shower chairs

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic

Clinic & Specialty Center

715 South 8th Street, Level 3
Minneapolis MN 55404

Appointments: 612-873-6963

Knapp Rehabilitation Center

The Knapp Rehabilitation Program (Knapp) is an acute inpatient specialty program of HCMC serving adolescent and adult patients. Knapp is a primary provider of rehabilitation for the traumatically injured and partners with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the number one inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.