Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine

Division of Integrative Musculoskeletal MedicineMeeting

The Division of Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine brings together a unique multidisciplinary team of highly qualified individuals to focus on the practice of musculoskeletal medicine and contribute to state-of-the-art research in the field. This division combines individuals with clinical practice and experience with the best academic researchers in related fields that have applications to musculoskeletal medicine. In this way a synergy is created where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Where a fertile cross-pollinization of ideas results in fruitful collaborations across disciplines that heretofore have proceeded along parallel yet separate lines. This research can converge and result
in more practicable applications with real value in the clinical arena.

Faculty core expertise:
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Alternative and Complementary
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletics
  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Health Evaluation Sciences
  • Occupational Health
  • Workman’s Compensation
Current projects:
  • Improvement of functional outcomes
  • Rehabilitation of ambulatory function
  • Biomechanics of lower extremity mobility
  • Partial weight bearing support and gait training
  • Focused exercise programs
  • Relationships between impairment, functional limitation and disability
  • Design and development of rehabilitation protocols and devices
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Smart orthotics, prosthetics and walkers
  • Innovative muscle and joint biofeedback treatments
  • Smart environments for the mobility impaired
  • Relationship over time between shoe heel height and later disability
  • Potential intervention testing
  • Electromyographic biofeedback
  • Quantitative motion and gait analysis
  • Development and optimization of treatment approaches
  • The use of Yoga in rehabilitation

Related links:

UVA PM&R Motion Analysis Laboratory

UVA Health Evaluation Sciences

UVA Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies