Orthopedics Program

Brittany Orthopedics Program

Brittany Clark
Brittany Clark was on her way to work when a car crossed the line and slammed into her head-on. Because of her shattered elbow and fractured wrist, she ended up at RIM. While she was there, they discovered a tumor in her back that would have paralyzed her within weeks. Read Brittany’s story.

Your Partner in Orthopedic Care

DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s (RIM) inpatient and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation programs specialize in providing physical rehab for people whose cases range from routine to complex.

As one of the nation’s largest rehabilitation hospitals, our orthopedic program focuses on helping patients regain their strength, mobility and endurance so they can return to active and independent lifestyles. To achieve this goal, our treatment team works closely with the patient’s surgeon or physician to provide a customized treatment program. RIM specializes in treating patients of all ages recovering from:

  • Total joint replacement
  • Joint revisions
  • Spinal surgery
  • Back problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Upper and Lower Extremity Amputations
  • Fractures
  • External fixation
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Program offers:

  • Knowledgeable staff experienced in treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions
  • Expanded therapy schedules and weekend therapy program for inpatients
  • Interdisciplinary approach to pain management
  • Rehabilitation nursing to address skin and wound management
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Shorter hospital stays and fewer complications during and after hospitalization
  • Patient/family education and support

Discharge Planning

Upon completing RIM’s inpatient rehabilitation program, our coordinated discharge planning process ensures that a patient’s care continues without interruption after discharge. We will:

  • Assist with any home equipment the patients may need
  • Coordinate outpatient therapy
  • Make follow-up appointments with surgeons or referring physicians as needed

For more information about RIM's inpatient orthopedic program or to schedule a tour, please call our Referral Services Department at (313) 745-1000

Outpatient Orthopedic Program

Outpatient therapy services are available for patients once they are discharged from the hospital or to aid in the recovery of those patients who do not require an inpatient program. Each site is fully equipped with state-of-the-art exercise equipment for those needing to improve strength and function or for those interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through our post-rehab fitness program.

RIM operates more than 30 outpatient therapy sites throughout southeast Michigan. Find a location near you.

More About Orthopedic Rehab at The DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

For more than 60 years, the Detroit Medical Center's (DMC) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has been dedicated to helping people with rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and physical disabilities achieve the best life possible. As a national leader in the delivery of physical medicine and ortho rehabilitation services, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan has become a trusted organization that attracts patients​ from around the world. While best known for treating orthopedic injuries and the most complex cases such as spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke, RIM brings the same level of expertise to helping those with more common conditions including arthritis, back pain, orthopedic and sports injuries. With its 94 bed inpatient hospital located at the DMC and over 30 outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation treatment centers and therapy sites throughout southeastern Michigan, RIM is one of the nation's largest rehabilitation hospitals specializing in physical medicine and ortho rehabilitation. As one of the nation’s largest rehab hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and research, RIM is known for its clinical expertise in orthopedic injury, complex trauma and catastrophic injury care. RIM's orthopedic rehab program includes specialists in sports medicine that provide state-of-the-art medical care to people at all levels of activity and to athletes at all levels of participation including recreational, high school, college, professional, and elite sports.