UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Together we achieve and advance the highest quality rehabilitation care, training, and research.

About the department

The UW Department of Rehabilitation was founded in 1957 by Justus F. Lehmann. Since then, our dedicated faculty and staff have provided the highest quality patient care, education and research in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

A nurse holds a patient's hand on the Inpatient Rehabilitation unit at Harborview Medical Center.
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Training for a new generation of physicians and scientists

We offer 18 student and training opportunities, including our PhD in Rehabilitation Science, accepting applications now until January 15, 2024.

Furthering rehabilitation medicine through research expertise

Research drives innovation and is integral to our departmental mission. Learn more about our research focus areas 

A woman walks across a lab wearing braces on both legs, from foot to calf.

How healthcare providers can FRAME conversations with patients with communication disorders

This National Speech-Language-Hearing Month, consider participating in research

May is National Speech-Language-Hearing Month. Learn more about some of the research our researchers are working on.

Meet our students: MOT student Natalie Grazian

Meet Master of Occupational Therapy student Natalie Grazian
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UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine  
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359612  
Seattle, WA 98104 
rehab@uw.edu | 206.543.3600 

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