Kristin Archer

Study connects patients who visit the ED with acute flare-ups of chronic back pain with remote integrative health coaching program

Vanderbilt will pilot an eight-session remote integrative health coaching program for patients who visit the emergency department with acute flare-ups of chronic low back pain.

Clinical trial compares different therapies for spine pain

A Vanderbilt clinical trial to determine whether multidisciplinary biopsychosocial intervention or individualized postural therapy intervention improved disability and reduced health care spending in patients with acute or subacute spine pain.

Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, directs the new Center for Musculoskeletal Research.

More recovery, less disability focus of new musculoskeletal research center

A new research center is aimed at improving patient outcomes and preventing disability after muscle and skeletal injuries and surgery.

Study tracks psychological intervention for ACL rehab

Jun. 28, 2018—Professional athletes like Tom Brady, Derrick Rose and Megan Rapinoe had the grit to stay in the game after suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, but the knee injury is often a career-ender for others.

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Study seeks to reduce opioid use for chronic pain

Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, associate professor and vice chair of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will serve as principal investigator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) for a clinical trial that is examining strategies for reducing opioid use among patients with chronic pain.

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Effort aims to measure resiliency in injured soldiers

Physical therapists use questionnaires to identify patients at risk for slow recovery, but those tools aren’t tailored to assess the resiliency of injured U.S. military personnel.