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Rehabilitation Research

Our commitment to being a world class organization includes an academic research component, which allows us to offer the latest evidence-based therapy in our rehabilitation programs.


Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center

The Clinical Research Center (CRC) at Brooks Rehabilitation, which began in 1999 as a joint effort with the University of Florida, is committed to the investigation of innovative treatment protocols and the utilization of new technologies that will help our patients maximize function and achieve their highest level of independence.
Through our ongoing research, our skilled teams of specialized caregivers and investigators can apply the most current findings from clinical trials that may advance the recovery process for our patients. We are not only focused on our patients' future-we are also focused on advancing the future of rehabilitation care.
Research programs are constantly changing as data collection is completed for some studies and new studies are introduced. The primary areas of study include protocols that investigate the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes related to neurological disease or injury. Our research is primarily focused in the areas of:
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Orthopedics
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Aging

Our dedication to research enables us to provide cutting-edge therapy as well as evidence-based approaches to recovery. We train our therapists, nurses and physicians in the latest and proven techniques.

We participate in research studies devoted to all levels of care throughout the recovery process. We give our patients the unique opportunity to participate in research trials. All inpatient and outpatient admissions to any of our Brooks facilities are given the opportunity to be contacted for potential enrollment in current or future research studies for which they may qualify.

For information regarding participation in a research trial, student research participation or a tour of our Human Motor Performance Lab, contact the The Brooks Rehabilitation Clincal Research Center at (904) 345-8970.