Polytrauma Transitional Rehab Program - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Polytrauma Transitional Rehab Program

The PTRP is part of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) department. We serve Veterans and active duty service members with brain injury and other injury or illnesses. Care is centered on our 10-bed CARF accredited transitional unit. Our PTRP brain injury program is part of our brain injury care continuum that also includes services in our Inpatient Rehabilitation program and our Outpatient Brain Injury Programs.

The primary focus of PTRP is to improve quality of life, improve independence (including return to work, return to school, independent living) and support recovery. Participants develop their recovery goals with their providers.

Residents may participate in individual therapy as well as group therapy with other residents. Education is provided on many topics related to health and well-being, including mindfulness, yoga, and Tai Chi, as part of the VA Whole Health Initiative.

In 2017, PTRP started offering rehabilitation services to Veterans and active duty service members diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease through our Living Large Program. This is a 5-week program based on the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment protocol. The goal of the Living Large Program is to reduce the overall impact of Parkinson’s disease on daily functioning.

Contact Info


  • One Veterans Drive,
    Minneapolis, MN 55417

Contact Number(s)

  • 612-467-5213

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.