A Message from the President
Welcome to the Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM). For more than 60 years, RIM has been helping people rebuild their lives after a serious injury or illness. We do this by delivering comprehensive rehabilitation services based on cutting-edge treatment techniques, innovative research and excellent, personalized medical care.
Our board certified physicians are committed to improving the lives of their patients by providing quality, compassionate medical care and contributing to the science of rehabilitation medicine. At RIM, our physicians and faculty members don’t just practice medicine; they’re on the forefront of advancing it. Wayne State University’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, located at RIM, is one of the largest departments in the nation. The faculty consists of physiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, physicians, and other health professionals with advanced rehabilitation training. RIM has been awarded millions in federal and private grants for rehabilitation research focusing on restoring function, improving quality of life and developing innovative therapeutic techniques.
RIM has built a national reputation for its innovative approach to therapy and progressive treatment techniques. RIM is home to the Southeastern Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury System (SEMTBIS) which conducts groundbreaking research in the field of rehabilitation medicine, sharing the resulting innovations with brain injury providers worldwide. Clinical researchers study issues such as medication effects, course of recovery, psychological factors and treatment outcomes. RIM also houses the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery a world-class facility designed to implement and study the results of innovative treatments to optimize recovery from spinal cord injury.
In addition to RIM’s 94-bed inpatient facility, the Institute also operate more than 30 outpatient sites located throughout southeast Michigan. One of RIM’s largest outpatient facilities is the Brasza Outpatient and Fitness Center, a 26,000 square foot, multi-level fitness center, designed to meet the unique needs and interests of its clients. The Brasza Outpatient Center houses specialty programs not offered at other fitness or physical therapy facilities, including RIM’s sports medicine, orthopedic therapy, return-to-work, oncology and women’s rehab programs.
Backed by experience, clinical expertise and a reputation for excellence, patients at RIM are given every opportunity to meet and exceed their goals.
William H. Restum, PhD
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan