Visioning PM&R Bold

Advancing PM&R Bold


Announcing a BOLD New Vision for Physiatry Defined by YOU!



Physiatrists are the essential medical experts in value-based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions.

Physiatrists are indispensable leaders in directing rehabilitation and recovery, and in preventing injury and disease.

Physiatrists are vital in optimizing outcomes and function early and throughout the continuum of patient care.

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The Path to the Vision

With YOUR insights and those from thousands of physiatrists across the country, AAPM&R has worked to define a BOLD vision for PM&R.

The path to a vision started with the acquisition of qualitative and quantitative input from physiatrists with diverse clinical expertise and backgrounds. It is FROM the specialty and FOR the specialty, making it YOUR vision for the future of physiatry.



AAPM&R is Committed to Advancing Physiatry’s Vision

AAPM&R is adopting the specialty’s vision to be the Academy’s vision, so that we can support you and the path forward. Additionally, to support members in achieving this vision, your Academy has adopted a new mission statement for our organization:

AAPM&R leads the advancement of physiatry’s impact throughout health care.

Hear more from your Academy leaders:

To make the vision a reality, our entire specialty must be involved. Our new mission statement emphasizes the leadership role your Academy will play in supporting the specialty in this endeavor. Members can read more in the August issue of The Physiatrist.


What Does the New Vision Mean for AAPM&R Members?

Your Academy will continue to bring physiatrists together for BOLD discussions about the future and will be developing MORE opportunities for involvement. 

Watch your member communications, including the weekly Connection e-newsletter and monthly The Physiatrist print newsletter for updates.


To start collaborating with your peers, join the conversation on PhyzForum!