Rehabilitation Medicine


The UW Medicine rehabilitation team strives to improve function, independence and quality of life for people whose disabilities stem from illness, injury or a congenital condition.

Patients seek our care and expertise for a spectrum of injuries, including sports and traumatic injuries that impact the brain, spinal cord or limbs. Others come to us for treatment for illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, movement disorders and neuromuscular diseases.

Because each patient is unique, the UW Medicine rehabilitation medicine teams at Harborview Medical Center and UW Medical Center build individualized care plans that make use of new technologies and promising medical discoveries, as well as long-established rehabilitation therapies.

UW Medicine's rehabilitation specialists offer some of the best care available in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report, which ranked our program No. 5 in the nation in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals rankings.

Our team of specialists—physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, counselors and psychologists—is dedicated to helping people recover and discover their fullest capabilities. We address patients with compassion and respect, giving them the best chance to heal and rejuvenate their lives.