Research and Quality Improvement

The University of Florida Physical Medicine and Research Division is committed to performing highly impactful rigorous research to improve patient functional capacity and quality of life across the age and ability spectrum. Through multidisciplinary research teams, we employ a combination of epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and community engagement approaches to develop new therapeutics and injury prevention programs. Our research extends into musculoskeletal health and disease, sports medicine, spine and multi-joint pain, inpatient rehabilitation, stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Ongoing and Recent Research:

  • Disease Course of Osteoarthritis: Exercise and Pharmacological Interventions
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes
  • Musculoskeletal Health and Sports Medicine
  • Spine and Pain Management
  • Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury

Currently Enrolling Studies:

  • Research Study for Runners
  • Research Study for Lacrosse Players
  • Research Study for Lacrosse Coaches
  • Research Study for Lacrosse Officials

Research Services:

The Human Dynamics Research Laboratory in the UF Health Orthopeadics and Sport Medicine Institute has the most current technology available that allows for the evaluation of musculoskeletal performance in active people, patients along the spectrum of physiatric conditions and athletes across the age spectrum.

  • Biomechanical Motion and Analysis Services
  • Human Performance Services