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.
The Vision for Physiatry:
From the individual physiatrist in practice to the collaborative work of thousands of members within the Academy, action must occur at each level within our specialty for it to advance and for the vision to become a reality. The success of one depends on the success of the other. We must work together.
The vision offers exciting new opportunities for YOU in the future of health care. To help move it forward, AAPM&R has enlisted the assistance of member physiatrists to develop envisioned futures for practice areas addressing this key question:
How will practices look different in the future when aligned with this vision?
We have started with 4 practice areas, based on input gathered through the Visioning PM&R BOLD initiative: Musculoskeletal Care, Acute/Post-Acute Care, Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine, and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
. Plus, we are actively working with physiatrists in pain medicine
to explore additional envisioned futures.