PMR Faculty selected for AAPMR 2021 Research Highlights

The research projects of three UF PMR faculty were selected as the best of all research submissions to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) annual meeting 2021 in three categories to produce a strong showing at this venue:

General Rehabilitation

Heather K Vincent, Mike Sein and Kevin R Vincent. “Specific Joint Pain Patterns and Muscle Strengthening Activity Predict Four-Year Risk for Multiple Falls in Older Adults”

PMR poster JIA and function 2021

Pediatric Rehabilitation 

Heather K Vincent, Bishoy Abdelmalik, Logan Lentini and Leandra U Woolnough. “Gait and Physical Function Performance Differences in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Healthy Children”

PMR poster pain sites and strength on falls 2021

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine:

Heather K Vincent, Alex Lam, Candace Powell, Cong Chen and Kevin R Vincent. “Psychological Outlook Changes and Impact on Quality of Life Before and After Rehabilitation in Injured Runners: Implications for Rehabilitation Programs”

PMR poster return to run 2021

These projects also involved students from the UF Medical Honors Program and from Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. These projects are being developed into full manuscripts for publication. Dr. Heather Vincent also Chaired an AAPMR Research Community Session on October 28th titled “Opportunities to Engage in and Optimize Quality of Physiatry Research”.