Jefferson physicians and therapists have been leaders in rehabilitation medicine for more than 30 years. A team of occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, rehab nurses, therapeutic recreation specialists, social workers and psychologists support the full-time staff of board-certified physicians.
The Department's goal is to evaluate and treat patients with a disease, disorder or injury that impairs normal function.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is also home to the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley. Jefferson, in affiliation with the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, is designated as one of the nation's 14 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and is the only such center in the Delaware Valley.
JeffFit — Outpatient Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
If you or a family member has been affected by an injury that requires rehabilitation on an outpatient basis, JeffFit in Philadelphia provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy at several convenient locations.
Comprehensive Acute Rehabilitation Unit
If you require intensive inpatient rehabilitation as a result of a joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, cancer, neurological disorder, amputation, stroke, transplant or spinal cord injury, Jefferson has a Comprehensive Acute Rehabilitation Unit that will work with you and your physician to create the optimal course of rehab for your injury.
Rehabilitation Medicine Research and Education
Visit the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.