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Minneapolis VA Health Care System


PM&R Programs and Services

PM&R Home | Programs 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Program:

Polytrauma and Brain Injury (BI) Rehabilitation: We are home to the VHA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) for the Upper Midwest which includes our Emerging Consciousness program for survivors of severe to profound TBI. 

Amputation Rehab: We are home to the VHA North Central Regional Amputation Center (RAC.)

Stroke Rehabilitation

Other inpatient services include:

• Interdisciplinary rehabilitation care in our 18 bed unit
• Person and family centered planning, including the Family Care Map 
• Proactive case management
• On-site, military liaisons
• Family Lounge
• Transitional apartment
• PM&R Assistive Technology service, including fully dedicated Rehabilitation Engineering
• Child care and other services can be arranged on request
• Lodging options for family members, including 2 Fisher Houses* on campus

Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP):

PTRP is a time limited, goal oriented 10-bed residential program that focuses on participants' community reintegration success.  Interdisciplinary rehabilitation services address participants’ physical, cognitive, communicative, behavioral, psychological, and social functioning needs through individual and group therapies, living skills practices, and community reentry activities. Particular attention is paid to maximizing independent living and returning to work, school, or military service as feasible. 

Assistive Technology Program (AT):

The Assistive Technology (AT) Program assesses all patients admitted to the Polytrauma and Brain Injury (BI) Rehabilitation program and the Stroke Rehabilitation program. Assessments are also available to other areas of the medical center upon consult from a VA clinician. When the result of the assessment indicates assistive technology goals, the AT program provides patient-centered care in collaboration with the individual’s treatment team to ensure the best match between assistive devices and the individual’s rehabilitation goals. Individuals are most commonly seen for technology in one or more of the following tracks:

• Wheeled Mobility and Seating
• Augmentative and Alternative Communication
• Assistive Technology for Cognition
• Environmental Control
• Computer and Related Tech Access
• Low Vision and Blindness
• Recreational Technology

Outpatient Program:

Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program

Polytrauma Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Wellness

Other outpatient programs and services include:

• Amputation Rehabilitation
• Cardiac Rehabilitation
• Mind/Body classes
• Orthopedic groups
• Walk-in and same day access clinics for select Physical Therapy appointments
• Behind-the-wheel Driving Rehabilitation
• Musculoskeletal Clinic
• Spasticity and Botox Clinics
• EMG clinics
• Exercise Training
• Physical activity counseling
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Weight management coaching