Along with patient care and education, research is one of the cornerstones of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This work advances our mission to improve the quality of life for people who have been disabled by injury or disease.
Precision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
The Precision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence aims to prevent and reduce disability, improve health and enhance patient experience through innovative research into improving prediction tools, risk assessment and level of function reporting.
Featured Research Publications
Psychological treatments for the management of pain after musculoskeletal injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Musculoskeletal injuries are a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide; 35% to 75% of people experience persistent pain for months and years after injury. In this paper, the researchers aimed to review the efficacy of psychological treatments targeting pain to improve primary and secondary outcomes after musculoskeletal injury and create the characteristics of available clinical trials.
Bridging the Continuum of Stroke Care
In this supplement to the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, our experts present the experiences that the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute (SKSI) has had in pursuit of its mission to transform the care of patients who have suffered a stroke.
Identifying Cognitive Impairment in the Acute Care Hospital Setting: Finding an Appropriate Screening Tool
Identifying cognitive impairment in adults in acute care is essential so that providers can address functional deficits and plan for safe discharge. In this paper, the researchers examined the interrater reliability, administration time, and usability three cognitive assessment tools.
Participation In Johns Hopkins Program for Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Increases Likelihood of Home Discharge
According to a new retrospective analysis, the ARISE program, developed in 2020 by the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, may increase the chances of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 getting discharged to their home rather than to a rehabilitation facility that provides post-hospitalization care services.
Vice Chair for Research
Preeti Raghavan, M.B.B.S. is the Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has been leading the latest research developments on innovative approaches to rehabilitation from stroke and other brain injuries.
Hear from our Experts
#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Why Do People Walk the Way They Do?
Reinforcement Learning | Learning Through Success-Based Feedback
Read about our research efforts in Restore, the news publication from the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Johns Hopkins Researchers Develop and Use New Technology to Improve Rehab After Stroke
Whether in response to COVID-19 or to address the evolving needs of patients with stroke, physician-scientist Preeti Raghavan and colleagues employ innovative technological approaches to recovery.
Digging Deeper to Understand How Humans Learn Motor Skills After Brain Injury
Johns Hopkins researchers continue study into brain stimulation — reinforced with repetitive learning strategies — to increase motor function after stroke. Findings could enable clinicians to develop approaches to reinforce learning, in hopes of hastening further injury.
Harnessing the Power of Data and Precision Medicine for Rehabilitation
At Johns Hopkins, the new Precision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence will develop personalized diagnostics and interventions.
Johns Hopkins Collaboration With Fujita Health University
The Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) fosters international relations through academic exchange and collaborative research projects. One such long-standing collaboration is with a PM&R team from Fujita Health University in Japan. For more than two decades, the institutions have been working together and sharing knowledge on neurological rehabilitation, swallowing disorders and the use of robotics in rehabilitation medicine.