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 site features 10 videos, editorial content, and photos supplied by physiatrists! The schedule included:
‘Why I Chose Physiatry’ stories
A Musculoskeletal Medicine Spotlight
A General & Medical Rehabilitation Spotlight
A Spotlight on Women In Physiatry
A Central Nervous System (CNS) Rehabilitation Spotlight
A Pediatric Rehabilitation Spotlight
A Spotlight on PM&R Residency Programs
A Pain Medicine and Neuromuscular Medicine Spotlight
A Spotlight on Physiatrists Advocating on Behalf of Persons with Disabilities
Physiatrists at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly also got in the spirit by helping create the Physiatry Day mosaic! By posting photos to social media using the #PhysiatryDay2017 hashtag, images were printed and added to the mosaic, creating a beautiful piece of art for the specialty:
Click here to view how the mosaic was created throughout the day. Below is a look at all the images that are now featured on the mosaic – thank you to everyone who participated!
AAPM&R Annual Assembly attendees and PM&R residents based in the US also received Physiatry Day 2017 t-shirts to wear and show their support of the specialty. Here are some of our favorite shots shared throughout the day:
We hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating Physiatry Day 2017! Continue to share your love for physiatry. Visit www.PhysiatryDay.org and share the content with your friends, loved ones, and peers!