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About AAPM&R

Making PM&R Essential, Now and in the Future



The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is the national medical specialty organization representing more than 10,000 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, our strategic plan, and how we are advancing diversity and inclusion.


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Leadership and Governance

Explore AAPM&R's structure, leadership, bylaws, staff support, policies, and governance resources.

Councils and Groups


The Academy’s volunteer force is strong and continues to grow. We have more than 600 physiatrists who volunteer their time and expertise to support the mission and vision of the Academy.

Visioning PM&R BOLD

Visioning  PM&R BOLD

Together, the specialty of PM&R boldly discussed its future. Together, we envisioned new practice models and areas of opportunity to expand the impact of our care. Now, it is time to advance; to transition from conversation to action and make the vision for physiatry a reality.

Advancing Diversity & Inclusion

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

As AAPM&R leads the advancement of physiatry’s impact throughout health care, we will model inclusion and embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives of those with whom we work and serve.

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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