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About AAPM&R

Who We Are

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is the national medical specialty organization representing more than 9,000 physicians who are specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). 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. Physiatrists utilize cutting‐edge as well as time‐tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life. 

Learn more about our focus, the history of AAPM&R, and our strategic plan.



Leadership and Governance

Your Academy invites you to explore this page dedicated to connecting you with Academy structure, leadership, staff support, and governance resources.

Councils and Groups


The Academy’s volunteer force is strong and continues to grow. In 2016, more than 500 physiatrists volunteered their time and expertise to support the mission and vision of the Academy.

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AAPM&R works for you, your practice, your patients, and your specialty. Benefits of membership include a wide array of resources and services to assist you with your practice, and access to state-of-the-art continuing education programs and informative publications. Join now!

Careers at AAPMR

Careers at AAPM&R

At AAPM&R, we offer our staff a fast-paced but casual environment that encourages learning, engagement, and professional development. Explore career opportunities at the Academy.

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