Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation


The Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) is an inpatient physical rehabilitation unit of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and managed by Good Shepherd Penn Partners. Good Shepherd Penn Partners is a joint venture between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our patients benefit from the care of two organizations with more than 100-years of evidence-based rehabilitation, research and clinical expertise.

Our patients choose Penn Rehab for our compassionate, high-quality care and services, matched with the latest advancements in medical science. We offer world-class physical, occupational and speech therapies that are tailored to address your unique rehabilitation needs — all offered as part of the Penn Medicine continuum of care.

Our inpatient physical rehabilitation team includes highly skilled nurses and therapists from Good Shepherd Penn Partners who specialize in rehabilitation care, as well as physiatrists, hospitals, psychologists and other specialists within the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System as needed. We are passionate about helping you get your life back; one step at a time.

Inpatient Rehabilitation At Penn Rehab

Choose Penn Rehab for your inpatient physical rehabilitation care. Our goal is to get you back home safely, where you can return to doing the things you love. When your condition is complex it’s even more important to have the experience and connection to the best medicine in the region. We work with you to set goals and to create a comprehensive, unique plan designed to increase your functional independence as much as possible. Our care team works in collaboration with other Penn Medicine physicians as well as outside providers to ensure you receive the best possible care.

We offer specialty programs for amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services Provided

  • 58 Spacious private rooms (18 rooms on a secure floor)
  • A personalized care plan
  • Around-the-clock, on-site Penn Medicine physician coverage
  • At least 15 hours of therapy per week – generally three hours daily, five days a week
  • Bedside Hemodialysis
  • Collaborative communication with your physicians
  • Electronic medical records through the Penn Medicine continuum of care
  • Hands-on techniques and state-of-the-art technology
  • Onsite Penn Medicine radiology, MRI, CT, vascular and ultrasound studies
  • Outstanding nursing and therapy for individualized medical rehabilitation

We encourage you to schedule a tour of Penn Rehab, located at the Penn Medicine Rittenhouse campus, by calling (215) 893-6540 or click here to fill out our online information request form.

Download our comprehensive brochure to learn more about the programs and quality care offered at Penn Rehab through our inpatient rehabilitation.