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  • Brunner discusses spasticity rehabilitation and treatment options on UAB MedCast


    Any injury or illness that affects the spinal cord can cause spasticity, an increase in muscle stiffness that can lead to immobility.

    In this podcast, physiatrist Bobby Brunner, M.D. discusses some common disorders that result in spasticity and the wide spectrum of its severity. He walks listeners through the considerations a physiatrist would make in determining how to address spasticity. Dr. Brunner explores a progression of treatment options for spasticity: physical therapy, injection therapies, pump system implantation, and surgery.

    UAB MedCast is a weekly series of continuing medical education (CME) podcasts that highlights the latest clinical and research innovations at UAB Medicine.

    Listen to the podcast.

  • Brunner, Robert, M.D.

    Dr. Robert Brunner

    Vice Chair of Professional Development &
    Professor; Medical Director, Spain Rehabilitation Center; Medical Director, UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System; Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Services

    Areas of Interest
    Traumatic Brain Injury, Spasticity, Intrathecal Baclofen, Botox, Electromyography

  • Colorado selected for Sports Medicine Assessment Committee

    Dr. ColoradoDale Colorado, D.O. was selected to serve on the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Sports Medicine Assessment Committee. This committee is comprised of representatives from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine.

    The Sports Medicine Assessment Committee develops and reviews items for the Sports Medicine subspecialty examination. Dr. Colorado will serve a three-year term on the Committee.

    Dr. Dale Colorado is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He serves as PM&R Residency Program Director and Director of Sports, Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Colorado is also a team physician for UAB Athletics and a part of the UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine Program.

  • Teranishi, Rachel, M.D.


    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Traumatic Brain Injury, Anoxic Brain Injury, Stroke, Spasticity, Botulinum Toxin

  • Twist, Elizabeth, M.D.


    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Spinal Cord Injury, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity

  • Zhou, Xiaohua, MD


    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Stroke, Spasticity, CNS, Wound Care - Pressure Injuries, NCV/EMG, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal

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