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Physiatry is more than

Physiatry is more than an organ, more than a limb, and more than a condition.

This is not a public awareness campaign. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is funding this initiative in an effort to unite the specialty. The diverse ways in which PM&R is practiced is a strength—but also a potential challenge for the future viability of the specialty. Physiatrists must be unified in voice, in numbers, and in passion so that the patient populations we serve are continuously and positively impacted by our care.

Physiatry is More Than is about sharing the many perspectives of this specialty, and reinforcing the commonality all physiatrists share—a passion for our patients to live functional, fulfilling lives. Whether you’re focused on brain injury, pediatric rehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, or one of the many other subgroups of physiatry, our diverse clinical roles strengthen our specialty and our impact.

Get involved and tell your story, because united, our impact is magnified.

About the Specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.

Physiatry is more than

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

PM&R physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine.

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'Physiatry is More Than' is supported by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). If you have questions or would like to get more involved, please contact us:

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