The Rehabilitation Medicine Department expands research and education efforts, while treating patients through a team-oriented approach using exercise therapies, medications and physical modalities. Physicians are experts in treating conditions which cause pain and limit function, with specialties including pelvic pain, sports medicine and acupuncture. The department’s research mission is to advance the science of rehabilitation; recent stroke rehabilitation studies have included a comparison of two injection techniques for back pain. Medical students can take advantage of educational programs such as a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which offers the unique opportunity to partner with experts from other area institutions.