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American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Marcel P. J. M. DijkersEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_592

Membership as of December 2016

Membership is about 2,300, consisting of clinicians and nonclinicians with an interest in medical rehabilitation (rehabilitation medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation) research, and training in medicine, (neuro)psychology, occupational and physical therapy, nursing, speech and language pathology, vocational counseling, rehabilitation engineering, medical sociology, etc. Medical rehabilitation concerns restoration of function for individuals who as a result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and other disorders have impairments and activity limitations that are primarily physical in nature but often also include cognitive and behavioral deficits; it is to be distinguished from psychiatric rehabilitation, addiction rehabilitation, etc., although there is an overlap in methods and sometimes clientele. ACRM members share an interest in rehabilitation research, and the translation of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Congress of Rehabilitation MedicineRestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA