Mat Saffarian, DO awarded for Seminal Work



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Mat Saffarian, DO wins award for his seminal work documenting athletic competition injury rates in achondroplastic dwarfs.

American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine


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American Academy of Neuromuscular and
Electrodiagnostic Medicine 2015 Annual
Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii


Mary Free Bed at Sparrow

Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have joined together to create Mary Free Bed at Sparrow, a joint venture providing advanced inpatient rehabilitation care for mid-Michigan patients. The rehabilitation unit at Sparrow includes 40 private patient rooms and two therapy gymnasiums. Enjoy this Grand Opening video, and hear directly from the first patients to benefit from our collaboration.

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image of a doctor with the c-armThe mission of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to provide excellent clinical care, education, and research in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, leading to optimum quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation focuses on restoration of the body and mind after trauma or disease has occurred. In some cases the restoration is ongoing and the goal is to teach the patient how to live and cope with the effects of pain, or lack of function, and lead a full and productive life to the greatest extent possible.

Clinically, restoration and rehabilitation can be accomplished in different ways. Our philosophy is to assess a patient's bio/psycho/social needs and determine which diagnostic and treatment methods will provide the patient with the highest level of functional outcome. The approach is often inter-disciplinary.

Academically, we teach medical students basic treatment and assessment techniques and methods used in rehabilitation, along with advanced knowledge of anatomy. We train residents in the practice of physiatry and the diagnostic art of electromyography (EMG). We also offer a fellowship program to physicians desiring a refined knowledge of EMG and pain management.

Explore this website and meet our department members; learn about our residency training program and other academic endeavors; investigate out the research projects completed and underway, and observe our COM clinical practices.