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We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

View our in-person and video appointment options.

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How We Make Sure You Are Safe

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible.

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Testing and Screening


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Masks and Protective Equipment


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Cleaning


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Physical Distancing


Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.

 

How to Schedule Your Appointment

  • In-Person Visits
    If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-5476 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
    Learn more about in-person visits.
  • Procedures
    If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-5476 to schedule a consultation.
    Learn more about preparing for your appointment.
  • Video Visits (Telemedicine)
    Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
    About video visits | Therapy telemedicine FAQs
New Patients*

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.

 
 

Physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on restoring the health and functional abilities after illness or injury, such as a stroke, spinal cord injury, heart surgery, amputation, joint replacement, sports injuries, spinal disorders and other conditions. We work with you to develop a custom treatment plan built around your individual needs.

 

Featured News and Events

 
Education
 

Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute Webinar Series

The SKSI Webinar Series aims to bring clinicians insight from our stroke care experts, from treatment of acute stroke to rehabilitation. Webinars are posted for you to watch at your convenience, followed by a live Q&A with the expert.
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Patient Care
 

Gaming System Engages Patients in Rehabilitation in the Hospital, Home

Physical medicine and rehabilitation therapists have incorporated neurogaming technology into rehabilitation to engage patients in the typically mundane exercises that build strength after an illness or injury. The first group of patients to try it out were recovering from COVID-19.
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Featured Article
 

Coronavirus Recovery: Breathing Exercises

COVID-19 affects the lungs and respiratory system, which can lead to significant damage. “Working toward recovery starts simple: with a focus on breathing,” says Johns Hopkins physical therapist Peiting Lien. She offers a series of breathing exercises to aid in recovery.
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Research
 

Precision Rehabilitation Medicine

Johns Hopkins Precision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence aims to develop new interventions tailored to patients’ specific needs across the continuum of care based on their functional status — many that use technology in new ways that could revolutionize the field.
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Patient Story
 

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Michael's Story

Michael had a series of different injuries, starting with a fall that led to a traumatic brain injury and, eventually, a stroke. At one point in recovery, he was told he had reached his limit on what he could do - but that wasn't something Michael could accept.
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The Johns Hopkins Difference

 

A Care Team That Cares

Our team of physicians, nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and rehab psychologists work together to create a treatment plan just for you.
Meet our experts.

Groundbreaking Research

Working with a participant with tetraplegia, our researchers studied technologies that can help patients with paralysis live more independently.
Read more about this study.

Educating Future Leaders

Our PM&R experts work side-by-side with residents to help them apply classroom knowledge to a variety of clinical settings.
Learn about our residency program.

 
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