Rehabilitation Services

Illness and injury can affect a person in countless ways. UAB Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is one of the Southeast’s foremost providers of comprehensive rehabilitation care. Our services are headquartered at UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center, a 49-bed rehabilitation hospital featuring advanced, individualized care for adolescents and adult patients recovering from a broad variety of health problems. Our PM&R programs address every aspect of a patient’s rehabilitation, including physical, social, and psychological health. Our specialists are devoted exclusively to the practice of rehabilitation medicine, utilizing advanced research, technology, and expertise to provide the highest level of patient care.

Our Services Include:


Clinics and Programs

  • Amputee Clinic
  • Audiology
  • Balance and Vestibular Training
  • Brain Injury Clinic
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • CI Therapy/Taub Therapy Clinic
  • Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy
  • Driver Rehabilitation
  • Electromyography (EMG) Clinic 
  • General/Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Locomotor Training
  • Neuropsychology/Clinical Psychology 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Clinic
  • Physical Therapy
  • "Roll" Model Peer-focused Support Program
  • Spain Rehabilitation Pool
  • Spasticity Clinic
  • Speech Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Clinic
  • Urology Clinic
  • Wheelchair Seating and Positioning 
  • Women’s Health Clinic (for women with disabilities)
  • Wound Care Clinic


The parking lot in front of the building on Sixth Avenue South is for the exclusive use of Spain Rehabilitation Center patients and families. Valet parking and self-parking is available. Weekly parking permits are available. For more information see any ParkRite parking representative or contact Guest Services at 205-934-2273 or, from a hospital phone, dial *55.


Spain Rehabilitation Center (SRC) has treated more than 450,000 patients since opening in 1964. The care provided by our nationally recognized PM&R program is interdisciplinary, as specialists from all areas of UAB Medicine contribute their unique skills and expertise to form care teams that evaluate and treat each patient. These patient care teams include physiatrists (doctors who specialized in rehabilitation medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation professionals, and other health care providers as needed. Our clinicians have the expertise and compassion necessary to develop comprehensive care plans to help patients overcome difficulties and pursue their goals.

SRC’s Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System of Care has had continuous funding since 1972, our National SCI Statistical Center has been funded since 1985, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care since 1998. The Samuel Stover, MD, Assistive Technology Laboratory was established in 2008 with major funding from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The lab allows spinal cord injury patients to use computer-based equipment to help them deal with disabilities. In 2010, SRC developed its first neuroregenerative science research program, which explores the possibilities of regrowing or repairing nerve tissue, cells, and other bodily building blocks to restore lost function to the brain and spinal cord.








UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.

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