AAPM&R will ensure that:
- 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.
AAPM&R leads the advancement of physiatry’s impact throughout health care.
Stewardship: Evidenced by effective, transparent, purpose-driven management and protection of financial, human, and intellectual resources.
Leadership: Evidenced by enduring dedication to identify, develop, and support competent, passionate, ethical member leaders who embrace and advocate for the specialty’s and the Academy’s patient centric values.
Collaboration: Evidenced by active, meaningful engagement in professional relationships that share values, respect diverse perspectives, and fosters a team approach to action.
Innovation: Evidenced by adaptive and bold directions and decisions that successfully position members within the future of the specialty.
Respect for Human Dignity: Evidenced by embracing diversity, and a continuing dedication to patient-centered care that maximizes function, expands human potential, and enhances quality of life.
History of AAPM&R
Your Academy is proud of all that we have accomplished since our founding in 1938. Our future is bright. We must understand the past so that our clinical practice continues to pose the important questions and our research finds solutions that benefit our patients.
Learn more about our history.
Read A Celebration of AAPM&R’s 75th Anniversary Publication.
View our 75th Anniversary Video—We Have a World to Care For:
Our Strategic Plan
Read about The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s goals for the next 3–5 years.