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Electives - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Spine and Sports Rehabilitation

Elective Number: 3703 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Robert Wilder

Coordinator: Joanne Palmer - UVA Musculoskeletal Bldg. Ste 240; 243-5631

Duration: 2 weeks

Available: contact Joanne Palmer for available dates & to schedule

Report to: Dr. Wilder

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Musculoskeletal Services Ctr. #310, 545 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance of sports medicine events during the rotation is mandatory

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation:

Course Description: Students receive training in a variety of aspects of outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation practice including the evaluation and management of low back/neck pain and sports/musculoskeletal injuries. A runner's injury clinic, high school sports coverage and occupational related injury management are included. Students will learn comprehensive non-operative spine care including introduction to electrodiagnostic techniques, therapy prescription and evaluation for other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. If a student desires, he/she may also participate in other weekly PM & R clinics including prosthetics and orthotics clinic and acupuncture clinic. There is no night or weekend call or weekend rounds, however, medical coverage of sporting events may include some nights and weekends.


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