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Rehabilitation Therapies

If you are faced with physical challenges due to injury, illness or surgery, UNC Rehabilitation Therapy can help you get back on your feet and returning to your everyday routine again.

Our Services

We make it our priority to assist in your recovery and teach you the skills that will help you easily function in everyday activities. We provide support for many kinds of injuries and conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer related conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Burn injuries
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Orthopedic injuries or conditions
  • Pediatric developmental conditions
  • Cystic Fibrosis

UNC Therapy Services

UNC Therapy Services is pleased to offer advanced orthopedic and sports physical therapy care in the Meadowmont and NW Cary Wellness Centers. By providing care in a hospital-owned private practice model, UNC Therapy Services provides a cost-effective model for patients without the high costs associated with traditional hospital-based models.

UNC Therapy Services is conveniently located in the Meadowmont Wellness Center, the Northwest Cary Wellness Center, and the UNC Spine and Imaging Center. We are open to the public and offer free on-site parking. From head to toe, we take care of the whole person to help them live life and compete at their best each and every day.

  • Non-operative orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Post-operative orthopedic conditions
  • Musculoskeletal spinal injuries and symptoms
  • Osteoarthritis in the active adult
  • Work related musculoskeletal injuries
  • Aquatic therapy provided in a warm water therapy pool


UNC Rehabilitation Center

Our mission is to improve, restore and maintain functional abilities in patients with disabilities, educate health care professionals in rehabilitative care and services, and advance rehabilitation research.

The UNC Rehabilitation Center Advantage

Patients benefit from our interdisciplinary team of professionals and also from immediate access to UNC’s breadth of medical and educational services. UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) faculty are an integral part of the UNC Health Care System and supports its philosophy of community service throughout North Carolina and beyond. Additionally, our rehabilitation team consistently receives national and international recognition for their excellence and commitment to patient-based clinical care and research.

Additionally, UNC Rehabilitation Center has been reaccredited for three years by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International, a human services accreditation agency. This accreditation represents the highest level awarded and demonstrates UNC Rehabilitation Center's commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality. Notably, CARF surveyors made no recommendations, signifying that the on-site reviewers did not identify any areas of nonconformance to the standards. We are proud to say that according to CARF this is "an extraordinary accomplishment, only the top three percent of CARF surveys result in no recommendations."

Professionals Who Support UNC Rehabilitation Center

UNC Rehabilitation services are provided by skilled professionals led by the UNC PM&R Faculty. Professionals include a pharmacist, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, certified rehabilitation counselors, and the rehabilitation nursing and support staff of the UNC Rehabilitation Center.

At the Center of it all is the UNC Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center strives to optimize each patient's physical function - including self-care, mobility, bowel and bladder management, speech, swallowing, adaptation to disability and potential for vocational productivity. The Rehabilitation Center's continuum of services includes inpatient care, sub-acute services and outpatient clinics, as well as hospital and community support groups. Our Rehabilitation Center treats individuals from adolescent to adult with a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Neurological and Neuromuscular Conditions: stroke, brain tumor, transverse myelitis and Guillain-Barre syndrome

  • Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury: Rancho Los Amigos scale IV or higher

  • Spinal Cord Injury: C4 and below

  • Amputation: pre- and post-prosthesis

  • Burns: including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: polyarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Postsurgical Patients: brain, spinal, orthopedic and general

Rehabilitation Clinical Education

Educating physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapists is one of our key missions. We welcome over 100 students in our clinical programs every year. UNC Medical Center offers an incredible array of clinical affiliations and fieldwork opportunities from pediatrics to geriatrics and a host of specialty areas. The breadth and depth of experience among our clinical instructors and the variety of our patient populations lead to rich learning opportunities.

For more information, see Clinical Education.

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