Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Penn State Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Laboratories are located in the Hershey Center for Applied Research (HCAR), midway between Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Our facilities include exercise, body composition, locomotor training and gait laboratories.

Learn More About Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our studies seek to offer insight into the physiology and rehabilitation of patients with, but not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Amputation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Traumatic brain injury

Learn more about our clinical studies here.

David R. Gater Jr., MD, PhD, MS, is Chair and Program Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitiation.

Read more about Dr. Gater here.

Andrew Gardner, PhD, is vice chair for research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Reach him at agardner4@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Contact Us

To speak to someone about physical medicine and rehabilitation research, please call 717-531-0003, ext. 283816 or email PMR_Research@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.