Welcome to the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

PM&R physicians focus on maximizing a person’s function and quality of life through the restoration of the body and mind after disease and trauma. Our department’s mission is to promote the tenets of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in the context of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific’s commitment to educating technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians.

Our department is actively involved in educating the next generation of osteopathic physicians as well as those physicians who have chosen to pursue a career in PM&R. This includes teaching students in the classroom and clinical settings. Students have the opportunity to rotate at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare.


Photo of Casa Colina Hospital at night



Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare is a nationally recognized rehabilitation hospital that is located only 3 miles from Western University of Health Sciences. It is also the site for a three-year OPTI-West Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program that is ACGME accredited



Photo of  the Patient Care Center during day time

At WesternU Health, the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department also provides care for persons with acute and chronic musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. More information is available on the website (WesternU Health) as well as contact information for scheduling an appointment with a board-certified PM&R physician.