The center for rehabilitation sciences research: Advancing the rehabilitative care for service members with complex trauma

Brad M. Isaacson, Brad D. Hendershot, Seth D. Messinger, Jason M. Wilken, Christopher A. Rábago, Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Erik Wolf, Alison L. Pruziner, Christopher L. Dearth, Marilynn Wyatt, Steven P. Cohen, Jack W. Tsao, Paul F. Pasquina

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The Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR) was established to advance the rehabilitative care for service members with combat-related injuries, particularly those with orthopedic, cognitive, and neurological complications. The center supports comprehensive research projects to optimize treatment strategies and promote the successful return to duty and community reintegration of injured service members. The center also provides a unique platform for fostering innovative research and incorporating clinical/technical advances in the rehabilitative care for service members. CRSR is composed of four research focus areas: (1) identifying barriers to successful rehabilitation and reintegration, (2) improving pain management strategies to promote full participation in rehabilitation programs, (3) applying novel technologies to advance rehabilitation methods and enhance outcome assessments, and (4) transferring new technology to improve functional capacity, independence, and quality of life. Each of these research focus areas works synergistically to influence the quality of life for injured service members. The purpose of this overview is to highlight the clinical research efforts of CRSR, namely how this organization engages a broad group of interdisciplinary investigators from medicine, biology, engineering, anthropology, and physiology to help solve clinically relevant problems for our service members, veterans, and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary medicine
StatePublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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