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.