Most research activities based in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic fall under the auspices of the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center. The department participates in many areas of research, including research about neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions that cause disability. The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the level of daily function and quality of life for patients affected by these conditions.
Researchers in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation work in teams, often comprising physicians, scientists, nurses, and physical, occupational and speech therapists who collaborate across departments and centers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
Visit the Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center for more information about rehabilitation research.