At UPMC Mercy Pavilion, rehabilitation physicians and researchers – as well as the physical, occupational, and speech therapists with whom they work so closely – will be in a singular, collaborative space to further research and enhance the patient experience. They will provide outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation services in this cutting-edge, patient-centered facility.
Our doctors/physiatrists will provide personalized appointments focusing on enhancing or restoring function for people with various injuries and conditions, including:
Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists will work with you to meet your goals in a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym, just down the hall from our physician offices.
Patients who are in inpatient rehabilitation just across the bridge at UPMC Mercy or at another facility may then be referred to outpatient physician services or rehabilitation at the UPMC Mercy Pavilion. Others may come for outpatient services having never been in inpatient rehabilitation.
The layout of this facility creates a natural flow from one provider to the next to streamline the experience for patients throughout their rehabilitation journey.
By providing dynamic body weight support to patients, this system allows therapists to begin rehabilitation sooner. It is typically used to work on balance, walking, and activities of daily living.
This is a functional electrical stim unit used for foot drop and thigh weakness to help provide patients with freedom and independence. With 3D motion detection providing stimulation precisely when needed, it is easier for patients to clear their foot at different walking speeds, on stairs, ramps, and while navigating uneven terrain.
This is an ergonomically designed, easy-to-operate system that helps patients achieve their personal recovery goals with grasping, opening, and closing the hand. The system’s advanced technology delivers low-level electrical stimulation to activate the nerves that control the muscles in the hand and forearm.
This technology helps to maintain/increase muscle mass in arm or leg and core muscles through integrated functional electrical stimulation combined with motor assistance/resistance activities for cycling. It is proven to help reduce muscle atrophy and spasms, improve local circulation, maintain/increase range of motion, and facilitate muscle re-education.
Using NASA unweighting technology to reduce the impact of walking or running, this technology eases function and aerobic exercise for patients recovering from an illness or injury, or who are working through a neurological condition. It helps to improve motor control, strength, endurance, and gait patterns.
The UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic will be offered one day per week at the Pavilion – we provide coordinated care that often begins by working with pediatric specialists to ensure a smooth transition to adult health care. Our clinic is the only program in western Pennsylvania specializing in the unique medical needs of adults with spina bifida. Learn more.
An assistive technology demo space will be open five days per week – rehab innovation specialist Mitch Bell will be in this space, called Assist+, to demonstrate adaptive technologies, provide community resources, and share information about adaptive sports organizations for patients and their families.
UPMC Mercy Pavilion
1622 Locust Street, 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
To make an appointment with a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, call 412-232-8901.
To schedule physical, occupational, or speech therapy, call 412-642-5460.
Led by guidelines set by the NIH Roadmap, our medical research is designed to deepen our understanding of biology, stimulate interdisciplinary research teams, and reshape clinical research to accelerate medical discovery and improve people’s health.
The UPMC PM&R Department is at the forefront of national rehabilitation trends in both basic and clinical research in:
RNEL is a collection of labs with the goal of improving the quality of life of individuals with neurological impairments by advancing scientific understanding of motor and somatosensory systems to engineer new rehabilitation therapies and technologies. Research topics include: