Patient Resources

About Physiatry

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PM&R Information for Patients and Family

Visit Conditions & Treatments to learn about PM&R practice areas. Each page also has a PDF handout available in English and Spanish.

Foundations, Associations, and Societies

The following are foundations, associations, and societies that patients of PM&R physicians may find of interest:

  • American Cancer Society
    Literature on cancer, cancer grant information, and local chapters.
  • American Geriatrics Society 
    Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults. The Society is a not-for-profit association of geriatrics health care professionals, research scientists, and other concerned individuals dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.
  • American Medical Association
    Wealth of medical information including an online version of JAMA and the AMA's Physician Select.
  • AAMC's Academic Medicine Web Site
    Association of American Medical Colleges' site contains detailed material on medical schools and teaching hospitals.
  • Arthritis Foundation
    The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. The Foundation has more than 150 local offices nationwide that offer information and community programs and services.
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
    Promotes the advancement of teaching and research in physical medicine and rehabilitation within an academic environment.
  • The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 for Prevention and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders
    The goal for the Bone and Joint Decade is to improve the health-related quality of life for people with musculoskeletal disorders throughout the world.  This initiative is supported by AAPM&R.

  • The Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Dedicated to restoring health, improving function, reducing pain and enhancing quality of life for individuals with disability through research and education in the field of PM&R.
  • OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
    Promotes and encourages fundamental and applied research; disseminates the results of that research through appropriate actions in order to permit a better knowledge of osteoarthritis and of its treatment.