American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
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...
References and Readings
- About ACRM. (2015). Retrieved 4 Aug 2015, from http://www.acrm.org/about/
- Anonymous. (1998). Development of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine into a multidisciplinary professional society: Final report of the Professional Development Committee, 1969–1972. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 79(12 Suppl. 2), 4–12.Google Scholar