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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Archives

D.J. Kennedy elected president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Jan. 25, 2024—Vanderbilt's D.J. Kennedy, MD, was recently elected president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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

Dec. 6, 2023—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.

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Team’s imaging strategy enhances lipedema treatment

Feb. 9, 2023—A collaborative team at Vanderbilt is transforming the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema, a debilitating, abnormal deposition of fatty tissue that afflicts an estimated 17 million women in the United States.

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Elam Lecture

Nov. 10, 2022—Tracy Gaudet, MD, recently delivered the third annual Dr. Roy O. Elam Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Vanderbilt Center for Musculoskeletal Research.

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Coaching program takes new approach to physical therapy

Oct. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program allows health care professional to take additional training in the science of supporting patients to change behavior.

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Gaudet set to deliver Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26

Oct. 13, 2022—Patient-centered health care expert Tracy Gaudet, MD, will deliver the third annual Dr. Roy O. Elam Memorial Lecture Oct. 26 at noon in 214 Light Hall.

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Study shows benefits of health coaching for chronic conditions

Jul. 21, 2022—A study led by Vanderbilt's Ruth Wolever, PhD, found that 10 sessions of health coaching for people at risk for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes or both led to increased physical activity which was sustained six months after the intervention ended.

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Teamwork returns man with severe post-COVID complications to his life

Mar. 16, 2022—A multidisciplinary team at Vanderbilt helped José Ontiveros cope with a long list of severe complications arising from his COVID-19i infection.

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New Physician Spotlight: CJ Plummer

Nov. 15, 2019—  Clausyl “CJ” Plummer, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center after completing a fellowship in brain injury medicine at the University of Washington. He began seeing patients Oct. 14. “Dr. Plummer is a tremendous asset for PM&R and the patients we serve,” said D.J. Kennedy, MD, professor and chair of the department of physical...

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Another way to detect lymphedema

Oct. 22, 2019—Early detection of lymphedema, which occurs in 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment, may improve therapeutic options for patients.

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Fibromyalgia: More doctor visits mean fewer suicide attempts

Sep. 20, 2018—Fibromyalgia patients who regularly visit their physicians are much less likely to attempt suicide than those who do not, according to a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

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Bladder pain syndrome no laughing matter for comedian

May. 17, 2018—Local comedian Ashley Corby, 35, overshares with her audience as part of her standup routine, including a 5-minute bit about “shady” rest areas she has visited due to interstitial cystitis (IC), a bladder pain syndrome affecting 3 million to 8 million people in the United States.

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