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.
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Our studies seek to offer insight into the physiology and rehabilitation of patients with, but not limited to:
- Spinal cord injury
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Neurological disorders
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Chronic pain
- Traumatic brain injury
David R. Gater Jr., MD, PhD, MS, is Chair and Program Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitiation.
Andrew Gardner, PhD, is vice chair for research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.