Kristin Archer Archives
Clinical trial compares different therapies for spine pain
Jan. 12, 2023—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.
More recovery, less disability focus of new musculoskeletal research center
Jul. 18, 2019—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—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.
Study seeks to reduce opioid use for chronic pain
Nov. 30, 2017—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.
Effort aims to measure resiliency in injured soldiers
Oct. 20, 2016—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.
Over-the-phone physical therapy initiative helps ease spine patients’ pain
Jan. 7, 2016—Spine surgery patients at risk for poor recovery can benefit from cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study.
Study explores best ways to manage spinal surgery patients
Mar. 6, 2014—Kristin Archer, Ph.D., DPT, assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received $1.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study postoperative management for degenerative spinal conditions.