Advancing PM&R BOLD
Announcing a BOLD New Vision for Physiatry Defined by YOU!
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:
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.
As a part of Advancing PM&R BOLD, AAPM&R is excited to launch a new web experience that details the work underway to make the new specialty vision a reality.
Check out Team Physiatry at BOLD.aapmr.org.
The vision for the specialty has set the course for us, and the practice areas are like the different events at a track and field competition. Members of Team Physiatry may all compete in different ways, but the performance of the individual impacts the overall standing of the team.
We really are in this together!
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, Rehabilitation Care Continuum, Cancer Rehabilitation Medicine, and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
. Plus, we are actively working with physiatrists in pain medicine
to explore additional envisioned futures.