School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Tether Device Aims to Improve Swimmers’ Times, Go Beyond the Pool

A University of Pittsburgh research team has developed a new device for swimmers, called Impulse, which measures force production to aid coaches and athletes in determining better ways to improve performance and prevent injury. And they’re starting with students on Pitt’s Swimming and Diving team.
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Dietitian Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Through partnerships with grocery stores and government entities, Judy Dodd, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been educating students and consumers on healthier eating habits for decades. The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance recently honored her work.
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Pittsburgh as a Human Performance City

Elite athletes and members of the military need to keep trucking in the most challenging of circumstances. Pitt scientists are looking to these super users of the human body in the search for ways to optimize human performance.
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Bioengineer Receives Special Honor for Life-changing Inventions

Rory Cooper has received many honors throughout his career, but none quite like the recognition he received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this May. His work in Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories is changing the evolution of mobility technology.
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New Program Combats Opioid Crisis, Promotes Better Back Pain Management

Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences designed the Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program to bring together two groups that are often at odds — physical therapists and chiropractors — to help patients with spinal problems.