Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research and innovation from physical medicine and rehabilitation experts at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Health coach helping woman do ab exercises

Coaching, Patient-Efficacy Impact Neck and Back Pain

A study across 33 centers compares physical therapy approaches to avert chronic pain and disability.
Lymphedema in legs

Graded Negative Pressure Facilitates Lymphatic Flow

A case study demonstrates how graded negative pressure reduces lower limb lymphedema.

Warm Handoff Improves Discharge to Skilled Nursing Care

Transitions of Care program promotes a formalized process to lower readmissions, expense and miscommunication.

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Panel Addresses Global Impact of Spinal Disabilities

SPINE20 aims to improve the health and welfare of people globally who suffer from spine conditions and disability.

Minimally Invasive Approach Makes Thoracic Discectomy Less Daunting

A rarely performed transforaminal procedure removes herniated discs without the collateral damage.

Psychosocial Support Reduces Post-Surgical Pain for Some Patients

Vulnerable lower-extremity fracture patients can be identified and helped after surgery to lower chances of chronic pain.

Quality Improvement Metrics to Shed Light on Geriatric Workforce Training

Vanderbilt is providing feedback to assess how well MIPS measures are meeting goals for geriatric patients.

Clinic Takes Broad View in Grappling with Long COVID

With questions still outnumbering answers, physicians in a long COVID clinic help patients caught in the pandemic kaleidoscope.

4 ‘M’s Improve Care for Older Adults

Systems-wide updates aid in implementation of the 4Ms, a framework for providing high-quality care for older patients.