Below are stories with patients and physiatrists who describe what "Physiatry is more than_____." These are compassionate and courageous stories of individuals who discovered things about themselves they never thought possible. If you are someone who has seen the power of physiatry at work in your or someone else's life, please share your own story.
Check out all the great photos below to see how Team Physiatry celebrated on November 15. From onsite at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly to PM&R practices around the world, there was no shortage of spirit and fun as the specialty united to show what makes Team Physiatry so special! Team spirit was on full display … Read More
Submit A Written Response Take 1 minute to complete this short form. We’re compiling written answers and plan to share them with the PM&R community on Physiatry Day! Submit a Video Response Use our new user-friendly app to record a quick video about why you love physiatry and fill in the blank: “I’m a physiatrist … Read More
Friday, October 26: We are putting Physiatry first. No matter your subspecialty or area of interest, October 26 is about physiatry. Come together with your peers, declare your specialty loud and proud, and be part of the fun! Our 2018 theme, “Physiatrist & ____” is about putting physiatry first. Oftentimes physiatrists introduce themselves to patients … Read More
In the fall of 2015, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Board of Governors approved the “Unity Initiative.” This initiative is about uniting the specialty of PM&R. Its scope goes beyond AAPM&R and its membership. It’s a recognition that the specialty is being challenged by subspecialty diversification and changing systems, and acknowledges … Read More
On Friday, October 13, physiatrists from around the country and the world celebrated Physiatry Day 2017. The day-long celebration aimed to engage physiatrists, unifying them in their efforts on behalf of persons with disabilities. Each hour of the day, we highlighted a unique aspect of the specialty. To support the celebration, www.PhysiatryDay.org was created. The … Read More
We know that exercise is a lifelong commitment, but up to 70% of chronic back pain patients will stop exercise just a few months after stopping an exercise program. So, what works? What helps patients successfully start an exercise program? The same research gives us some ideas. High self-locus of control. If you believe you … Read More
Ultimately, the goal of our specialty as a whole is to achieve functional gains, and it is easy to take our mind off of this metric as we treat patients with chronic pain. It is important to remember that these patients are carrying the burden of their disease, and the majority of them are not … Read More
Who do you picture when you think of a doctor? An old man? A burnt-out young resident? Well, we’re going to change up that perception big-time! Meet a dynamic group of 4 Latina doctors,* who along with a love of medicine, banded together to run in the USA Track & Field Master’s Championships, on July … Read More
It is focused on enhancing function and helping people achieve their goals by minimizing their disability. I take pride in being a physiatrist because I have endured the power of rehabilitation medicine. I had a traumatic brain injury after graduating from medical school which had lead me to undergo inpatient and outpatient therapy. That experience … Read More
One of the great advantages of inpatient rehabilitation is that physicians get to spend extra time observing their patients. The average length of stay in a rehab hospital is 12-14 days, and over the course of that time, physiatrists have the opportunity to do a deep-dive into the patient’s health, home and work life, and … Read More
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