Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background
Mar. 8, 2018—As a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jeff Johns, MD, spotted someone practicing for cheerleader tryouts. Although he had never once tumbled in gymnastics or participated in cheerleading before, Johns asked her to teach him some basics.
Kennedy named chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jan. 11, 2018—David J. “D.J.” Kennedy, MD, clinical associate professor and residency program director in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stanford University’s Department of Orthopaedics, has been named chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Kennedy will join the faculty on April 1.