Request for Instructional Video Faculty

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The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is looking for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop a library of educational instructional videos to be featured on

When looking at the scope of what a physiatrist does, there is an opportunity to develop a robust library of structured instructional videos surrounding treatment and procedural education. Under the guidance of the Medical Education Committee (MEC), this library will be reviewed and updated to meet the needs of AAPM&R’s membership. 

MEC is currently seeking SMEs to develop videos on the following topics:

  • Advanced Ultrasound
    • Injections: This video will cover advanced and less common ultrasound guided injections for each region
    • Scanning: This video will demonstrate scanning techniques for cervical-thoracic-lumbar spine/trunk scanning, abdominal scanning, chest well scanning, and brachial plexus scanning.
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound: This video will demonstrate advanced diagnostic ultrasound for each region. This could include advanced scanning techniques for normal/abnormal versus pathology.
  • Spasticity Management
    • This video will cover spasticity management using botulinum toxin and spasticity management using intrathecal baclofen (ITB). The video will go into detail regarding, what are the symptoms of spasticity, what are the advantages of these treatments over other treatments for spasticity, how to identify good candidates, utilizing ultrasound and EMG to guide injections, and over all tips and tricks regarding these treatments. Potential risks, complications, and adverse events.
  • Sports Medicine
    • Concussion Screening and Exam: The video will include a complete review of how to perform baseline testing, sideline and in office concussion evaluations.  The video will include demonstration of a neurologic exam, concussion symptom screen, balance testing, cognitive assessment (memory, attention, concentration), and vestibular/ocular motor screening. Videos can be broken up by the various parts of the exam. 
  • Clinical Technologies
    • CT and MRI Scanning: This video will provide comprehensive information and demonstrate how to interpret and analyze CT and MRI findings in order to properly treat the injury.  It’s important to understand image modality to properly evaluate bone, joints, spin and traumatic injuries.
  • Injections
    • This video will cover the various components of injections, which includes a review of concepts and then will demonstrate and talk about some pitfalls related to setting-up a medical station and what land marks you need to use. The focus will be on injections that don't need ultrasound.
  • Pathological Gait
    • This video will explain the basic pathological gaits that can be attributed to neurological conditions and demonstrate how observation of these gaits are an important aspect of diagnosis, which provides information about several musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.
  • Other
    • If you have an idea for a video topic that is not listed above, MEC encourages you to submit an application for video production. All videos will be reviewed and considered for production. 

These videos need to provide “A to Z” education on 1 of the specific topics listed above, and will need to include procedural video as well as PowerPoint components. Each video should include the following sections:

  • Introduction, including learning objectives, target audience and author disclosures
  • Indications and contraindications for the procedure
  • Preparation or set-up including equipment, supply, or space needs
  • Performance of the procedure, including specific “tricks of the trade”
  • Potential risks, complications or adverse effects
  • Case Studies
  • Other considerations
  • Conclusions/key takeaways

How to Apply

If you are interested in developing a full-length video or participating as a SME in the development of a video, the following 3 forms must be submitted to

Video Production

Upon completion of this application, the storyboard/outline will be reviewed by MEC. If selected for production, MEC will work with you to finalize the storyboard/outline before production takes place. Once finalized, AAPM&R will provide the resources to film and edit the video. For filming to take place, you will need to provide the following resources:

  • Access to your institution/practice to film the treatment or procedure
  • Equipment to perform the treatment or procedure
  • Patient to perform the treatment or procedure on
  • Any other resources needed to complete the filming onsite

Since AAPM&R provides the resources to film and edit the video, honorarium will not be provided. However, if you are able to film and edit the video yourself, an honorarium of $3,000 will be provided, but you will still be responsible for providing the aforementioned resources.

Expectations for the Final Video

  • The program CANNOT contain:
    • product specific endorsements/group messages,
    • product trade names or advertising,
    • copyrighted material unless you obtain permission to use these copyrighted works and provide AAPM&R with documentation demonstrating release of copyright,
    • any background music except in during chapter transitions/introduction,
    • long film sequences of persons talking,
    • any organizational/institutional logos.
  • Submissions greater than 30 minutes in length must include a descriptive menu that allows selection of chapters. Individual chapters should not exceed 20 minutes in length.
  • Long sequences of uninterrupted video without narration should be avoided.
  • Descriptions of a key process should not require more than 1 to 2 minutes of time.