Welcome to the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at The University of Western Ontario. The Department serves the research and educational mandate of The University of Western Ontario as well the rehabilitation needs of London and Southwestern Ontario.
The department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was consolidated February 2002 under St. Joseph’s Health Care London with rehabilitation programs all located at the Parkwood Hospital site. Department clinical, research, and teaching activity is contained within 8 major areas. These include:
• Stroke and Neurological
• Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
• Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
• Acquired Brain Injury
• Amputee Rehabilitation
• Outpatient EMG Service
• Outpatient Musculoskeletal
• Outpatient Medicolegal & Industrial
The UWO Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is part of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Research activity is centered around stroke, spinal cord injury and neuromuscular rehabilitation.
The department has a new residency program and is heavily involved in the undergraduate musculoskeletal teaching. The department is responsible for 5 inpatient programs: spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, amputees, stroke and complex musculoskeletal rehabilitation. In addition to the inpatient programs there are extensive outpatient programs associated with each of the inpatient programs as well as two EMG laboratories, chronic pain clinics, foot clinics and other specialty clinics which support the inpatient programs. Department members are also involved in specialized pediatric rehabilitation programs and run joint-clinics with orthopedics and plastic surgery.