Rehabilitation Services

Departmental Information

Rehabilitation Services is a multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals consisting of Physical and Occupational Therapists and their support staff. There are approximately 60 full and part time employees within the department. The department prides itself on providing coordinated and integrated rehabilitation care to individuals with disabilities or impairments in order to maximize function and overall quality of life. In addition, the department creates a climate that emphasizes the importance of clinical research to advance the knowledge base of rehabilitation professionals while increasing patient outcomes. Rehabilitation Services aims to facilitate the education of therapy students by directly participating in classroom lectures at the School of Health Professions and by providing clinical training to students from across the country.

Sports Medicine Course
Evaluation, Treatment, and Return to Play of the Injured Athlete

This course is being re-scheduled. Additional information will be posted as soon as possible.

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Winter Spotlight

Rehabilitation Services is proud to present Martha Lopez, Business Coordinator, as our Winter Spotlight.

MarthaMartha Denise Lopez is the Business Coordinator for Rehabilitation Services. She has been a loyal employee of UTMB for the past 19 years. At the tender age of 16, Martha began her illustrious career by shelving books in the Moody Medical Library as a PBL employee. In 1993, she graduated from Ball High School. With diligence, determination, and hard work, Martha climbed her way up the career ladder to where she is today! Having worked in five different departments, Martha brings a vast amount of experience to the team and admits that she enjoys working in our department and with her new colleagues.

As an aside, Martha was born and raised on the island. She is a dedicated mother of six and also has 3 beautiful grandchildren which keep her constantly busy but fulfilled. Both her parents are retired UTMB employees and Martha admits that she plans to do the same. Martha spends her spare time with her family and enjoys movies and going out to eat.

Our department is fortunate to have such a dedicated and experienced staff member as part of our team!