Rehabilitation Medicine Center
The Rehabilitation Medicine Center of Jiangsu Province Hospital was founded in 1956. It was originally developed from the Department of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy. After decades of effort under the leadership of Prof. Shifang Zhou and Prof. Jianan Li, it is now one of the largest departments of Jiangsu Province Hospital with highest reputation among level III hospitals in China.
The center currently employs 160 professionals, among which 25 have senior professional titles, 3 are full professors, 4 are associate professors, 3 are doctoral supervisors and 6 are master tutors.
Dr. Jianan Li
Professor In Rehabilitation Medicine
Chief Doctor in Rehabilitation Medicine
International Associate of The National Academy of Medicine, USA
Dr. Li is working as Chair of the Center of Rehabilitation Medicine, Jiangsu Province Hospital and President of the Zhongshan Rehabilitation Hospital, Nanjing, China. He is the Immediate past President, International Society of Physical and Rehab Medicine as well as the associated editor, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is also President, the Jiangsu Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chief Editor, Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Li obtained his master degree in sports medicine from Nanjing Medical University in 1983, further studied as fellowship in Rehabilitation Medicine in Australia from 1988 to 1992, as Senior Visiting Scholar in Moss Rehab Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Health System, Philadelphia, USA from 2000 to 2001.
Dr. Li completed 4 National Nature Science Foundations, and 13 national and provincial scientific research projects. Dr. Li published more than 400 papers in national and international academic journals as first or corresponding author and accomplished 63 books and monograph as chief editor, associate editor or editor. Dr. Li received a third prize of Chinese Medical Prize, 2 second prize and a third prize of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Award, a second prize and a third prize of Jiangsu Medical Prize, and received a National Scientific and Technology Excellence Award in 2010. In 2014, Dr. Li received the 9th Chinese Medical Doctor Award, an outstanding contribution award by Stroke Screen and Prevention Committee of National Health and Family Planning Commission, a National Excellent Teacher Award, and an outstanding contribution award by Jiangsu Province Health and Family Planning Commission.
Dr. Li is specialized in cardiovascular rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation (spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and brain injury), motor analysis and disordered motor control.
Time Visits: Monday morning
What is Rehabilitation? —— Advancing Human Ability
The center provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation care. Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) help restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. PM&R physicians create therapy plans that consider the unique needs, abilities and objectives of each patient. Physiatrists work closely with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Our rehabilitation team is designed to treat the whole patient – physically and mentally – as well as their caregivers. The PM&R team may offer treatment options that include physical modalities such as heat or ice, acupuncture and therapeutic exercise to improve function.
Medical Conditions Treated in PM&R Include:
Spinal cord injury
Musculoskeletal injuries (pain of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones)
Spine pain (low back pain, neck pain)
Bladder or bowel dysfunction
Number One For 4 Years & The First “CARF” In China
The Rehabilitation Medicine Center is a comprehensive clinical, research and teaching unit. It is a national key clinical department (center of excellence) and national clinical drug experimental base. It was also identified as key disciplinary center for science and education, rehabilitation medicine diagnosis, treatment and quality control in Jiangsu Province.
From 2012 to 2014, it was the highest ranked rehabilitation department within China. In 2015, the rehabilitation medicine center was certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a 3 years period.
Since 1988, our department began to send out the excellent staff abroad. Nearly 30 persons had the experienced to learn abroad with the Scholar and participate the international meeting. Besides, our department had several continued cooperation with international institution. They are as followed:
WHO spinal cord injury investigation program
WHO-ICF application and research program in China
Clinical gait analysis research with Moss Rehab Hospital. USA.
Brain research with Washington University. USA,
Motor and biomechanics research with Queensland University of Technology. Australia.
Chronic management of diabetes with International Diabetes Research Center.
Chronic disease rehabilitation program with Tohoku University,Japan.