Physiatrist Member Support and Resource Center: COVID-19

We fully understand that you may have questions about the rapidly-changing environment and we are committed to sharing clear, up-to-date information that is most pertinent to PM&R, so when you need to, you can make the most informed decisions.

To that end, your Academy has been researching and collecting the most relevant resources and information including those developed by physiatrist members and are continuing to add them here. We have also partnered and are collaborating with other medical societies to advocate for and support your needs and will share that information on this website as well.

If you can't find what you need or would like additional support, we're here to help. Contact us at (847) 737-6000 or email

AAPM&R members: Even more resources are being shared between physiatrists in our Care in the Time of COVID-19 member forum on PhyzForum. Exchange important dialogue about your challenges, ask your questions and concerns as well as share resources with each other.

In-Depth Resources for Physiatrists

We are supporting members by creating timely, needed resources, collaborating across health care, and highlighting the best education and news that is applicable to you and your PM&R practice right now. As the primary medical specialty society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, this is your place for resources to help you today.

More resources will be added frequently; check back for new topics here.

AAPM&R Members: exchange important dialogue about your challenges or ask your questions and concerns on PhyzForum in the Care in the Time of COVID-19 member forum



Looking for webinar recordings? Find them here.

Looking for the monthly Virtual Town Halls with the AAPM&R Board of Governors? Find them here.

Day 56 Is Quickly Approaching! Paycheck Protection Program Strategy and Forgiveness

Thursday, June 4 at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT

AAPM&R's Private Practice Workgroup is hosting a webinar with Barry Dorans from Wolcott Rivers Gates Attorneys at Law to review the details and strategy of utilizing the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP loan program is a critical part of helping small businesses survive the pandemic and keep their workers employed. If you are working in a small business trying to navigate this new social distancing reality of running a business, please join this webinar to improve your chances of staying in compliance, following guidelines, avoiding potential legal liability, and optimizing your chances of forgiveness. 

Disclaimer: Views expressed during this webinar are those of the panelists and their current understanding of topics they will be discussing, and do not express the views or opinions of their employers or the Academy. Attendees are encouraged to visit the appropriate government or organizational websites for up-to-date information. Please consult legal or financial professionals regarding specific concerns or questions.

Panelists include:

  • Barry Dorans – Attorney, Wolcott Rivers Gates Attorneys at law
  • Steven Gershon, MD, FAAPMR – from Gershon Pain Specialists in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Stuart J. Glassman, MD, MBA, FAAPMR – from Granite Physiatry in Concord, NH

From the AAPM&R Board of Governors

"Our country is in the midst of a medical pandemic. The AAPM&R (Academy), including its volunteer leaders and staff, have enormous empathy for our members, their patients, and families as COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Together, we need to find the resilience to persevere for our personal and our patients’ health and well-being. Together, we need to find the resilience to persevere for our personal and our patients’ health and well-being.”  Read the full statement here.