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.
Read about our research efforts in Restore, the news publication from the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Johns Hopkins Pediatric Rehabilitation Offers Size, Synergies
Director Stacy Suskauer leads a group with 11 pediatric physiatrists at four Johns Hopkins locations.
First-of-Its-Kind Trial to Test Immune Therapy for Post-COVID-19 POTS
The trial will determine the safety and efficacy for people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome of a drug that blocks antibody production and decreases autoantibodies.
A New Foundation for Precision Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins is among the first in the U.S. to develop technologies that collect and store data regarding multiple facets of physical function. The aim: to spur novel research and advance rehabilitation.
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.