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AAPM&R is Your PM&R Community

AAPM&R is where physiatrists come together. Academy members receive access to this valuable PM&R community—10,000+ physiatrists to build your network, educational resources across all career stages, advocacy efforts to influence the future of the specialty and opportunities to advance your practice to position you for success.

2020 has been an unprecedented year with unique challenges, but together, the PM&R community united. We recognize the clinical, practice and institutional challenges that you have experienced throughout this year, and we want to continue bringing the specialty together, now and for the future of PM&R. As we reflect on learnings over this past year and look to the future, we stay strong in our commitment to advancing PM&R’s BOLD vision…advancing YOUR future.

The diverse perspectives of our PM&R community all work toward the shared goal of the Academy—to lead the advancement of physiatry's impact throughout healthcare. Physiatrists are ESSENTIAL to healthcare and our efforts will continue to work toward proving the value of our community.

In 2021, we will continue to support you by providing resources for community building, ongoing education, advocacy and practice and career development.

Member Benefits

Strengthening the specialty of PM&R and supporting members’ practices and patients, AAPM&R offers a full depth and breadth of benefits designed to help PM&R physicians meet new challenges and build successful careers. From networking activities, to educational resources and career advice, we have it all!

Explore your membership benefits here.


How Can I Join AAPM&R?

  1. 12194A-1505Are you a practicing physiatrist? You may be eligible to join online! Visit this page to check eligibility/join.
  2. Call the AAPM&R Member Services team at (847) 737-6000 from 8:30 am–5 pm (CT) to join over the phone. When joining over the phone, you must pay with a credit card.
  3. Or, email and our Member Services team will connect with you.

You can view and print membership applications here.



Moving Physiatry Forward

AAPM&R has been on a journey since 2016, gaining member input to create a new vision for the specialty. We gathered input from thousands of members and ultimately identified and created a unified vision for physiatry:

  • Physiatrists are the essential medical experts in value-based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions.
  • Physiatrists are indispensable leaders in directing rehabilitation and recovery, and in preventing injury and disease.
  • Physiatrists are vital in optimizing outcomes and function early and throughout the continuum of patient care.

Now, the Academy is focused on how we can transform the specialty and make this vision a reality. To do this, we need the entire specialty to support this effort and get involved. We are stronger together!

Read more about the Academy's vision here.