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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.

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.

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

Webinar Recordings

Members: 20+ COVID-19 specific webinar recordings are now available for you to access. Thank you to our panelists and participants!

View all COVID-19 Webinars.

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.

Stay Up-to-Date

Long COVID Initiative Updates: June 16, 2021

Jun 16, 2021, 11:13 AM by Christen Fencl

AAPM&R will provide consistent updates on our advocacy outreach efforts, the Multi-Disciplinary PASC Collaborative and other relevant information to our Long COVID initiative.

Making PM&R Essential, Now and in the Future: COVID-19 Rehabilitation

AAPM&R's Multi-Disciplinary Long COVID/PASC Collaborative met yesterday to discuss the final round of voting for cognitive impairment and the first round of voting for the breathing statements. Discussions are taking place to determine which areas need to be tackled next. PM&R physicians are uniquely qualified to help guide the multidisciplinary effort needed to develop a plan for this crisis.

Our advocacy sign-on statement continues to gain support with more than 80 signatures! The statement is being shared with federal offices to demonstrate the vast support for the national crisis plan on Long COVID. We encourage organizations to sign on to this important initiative. Please ask your organizations to join!

AAPM&R Applauds New CDC Guidelines on Caring for Patients with Long COVID

On June 14, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) posted its interim guidance for healthcare professionals evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions. This document provides background information, general considerations for clinical evaluation of patients with post-COVID conditions, suggested workup, management, clinical care and public health recommendations as well as future directions for post-COVID conditions. We are pleased to share that the CDC referenced AAPM&R's functional assessment and our Long COVID resources in their tools and resources section, and acknowledged our Academy Past President Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR, as one of their post-COVID condition experts. We issued a press release yesterday supporting this guidance and are continuing to call for a comprehensive national response to Long COVID. Learn more about our efforts.