Treatment Programs

A range of rehabilitation medicine services are available within the University of Maryland Medical System, meeting the needs of patients suffering from disabling neurological, psychological and musculoskeletal disorders.

The physicians, psychologists and other allied health professionals within the Division of Rehabilitation in the Department of Neurology work closely with the University Hospital Post-Acute Care services, as well as other institutions and programs of UMMS to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment to patients and families involved in the rehabilitation process.

The professionals of the Rehabilitation Medicine Division perform medical research, clinically evaluate and treat patients and teach in their respective areas of expertise primarily at the following sites:

  • University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute in West Baltimore
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Baltimore VA Medical Centers in downtown Baltimore

Specific programs in Rehabilitation Medicine provided by the Division Staff can be accessed by visiting our University Rehabilitation Network section of the site.

Patient Conditions

  • Spinal cord injury or illness
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Occupational injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injury including spine disorder
  • Pain management
  • Spasticity and limb contracture

Comprehensive Evaluations

  • Interdisciplinary physician and therapy evaluations
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Disability evaluations and ratings

Specialized Treatments

  • Amputation and Prosthetics Clinic
  • Spasticity Clinic
  • Nerve and muscle injection including botulinum toxin and phenol chemodenervation
  • Electromyography
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump trials, implantation, and continued management

Research Activities

  • Language and memory disorders
  • Cognitive neurophysiological treatment
  • Neurological and functional outcomes following stroke and brain injury
  • Benefits of exercise therapies in chronic hemiplegia
  • Functional electrical stimulation for stroke and quadriplegia