Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

Appointment information

Our primary objective is to restore function to patients afflicted with the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists (also referred to as “physiatrists”) often diagnose and evaluate patients with back or joint pain, sports injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and amputations. The primary goal is to maximize function — often through focused physical therapy, medication and non-operative interventions.
With board-certified doctors in PM&R and fellowship-trained spine/sports specialists, we provide a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • Etiology, prevention and treatment of sports injuries in athletes
  • A focus on function and quality of life for patients with spine/sports disorders
  • Expertise in the biomechanics of painful spine disorders
  • Detailed exercise prescriptions
  • Electrodiagnostic evaluations
  • Precision injection techniques for diagnosis and treatment
  • Coordination with surgical services, when needed
  • A recognition that the best outcome results from accurate communication and the alignment of treatment with patient goals

We are an essential part of the multidisciplinary Stanford Spine and Sports Center, where the integration of non-surgical and surgical specialists ensures that all patients receive a comprehensive and efficient evaluation and have access to the most-effective treatments. Our leadership in the research and development of innovative rehabilitation technologies and treatments allows us to bring the most-modern and effective approaches to our patients.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Faculty

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
(650) 725-6134
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Kennedy is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Program Director of the PM&R Residency program in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stanford University, where his practice focuses on non-operative and interventional spine. He is currently a Member at Large on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and is also on the steering committee for the Joint AANS and AAPM&R Spine Registry. He additionally serves on the Board of Trustees for the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) as chair of the Membership Committee, and he is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Spine Intervention Society. He has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles and over 20 book chapters. He is a Senior Editor for the PM&R Journal, and on the Editorial Board for Pain Medicine.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
(650) 725-6134
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
(650) 721-7603