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Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

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The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College has an active clinical research program as part of our mission to advance the science of rehabilitation. Major research areas include the application of technology and other treatments to enhance stroke rehabilitation, and improving outcomes in management of back pain and related disorders. Recent stroke rehabilitation studies have included investigations of the impact of upper extremity robotics on the recovery of movement and the effect of electrical stimulation therapy on walking after stroke.

The department also maintains a registry of stroke survivors who wish to be on our contact list so that our research staff can contact these individuals about possible participation in clinical studies. To sign-up for this registry, please click here.

Current Studies include:

PDF iconNerve stimulation device plus occuptional therapy study for stroke patients ages 22-80

PDF icon Study for stroke patients with lower leg spasticity ages 30-75

PDF iconTracking patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury ages 18-60

PDF iconStudy of platelet-rich plasma injections for low back/upper buttock pain ages 18-80

PDF iconStudy of Amniofix® injections for patients with knee osteoarthritis ages 21-80

For more information about current research studies, please click here to view a list of our clinical trials or contact Ruchi Patel at or (212) 746-1356.

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