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New President and Board Members Elected to the Association of Academic Physiatrists

Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD, Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Pittsburgh/UPMC and Director of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, has been elected president of the...
18-Feb-2021 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

2021 AAP Meeting Wire

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10-Feb-2021 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Modern Tennis Trends Among Risk Factors for Higher Rates of Tennis Elbow

Risk factors for higher incidence of tennis elbow, a painful tendon condition, among recreational tennis players include frequency of play, wrist stretching before matches, and using a one-handed backhand and Kevlar racquet strings, according to a...
10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Physical Therapy Led to Lower Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Patients recovering from COVID-19 who had a course of physical therapy in the hospital had lower incidence of mortality compared to those who did not, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual...
10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Model May Help Us Better Understand Cancer-Related Disability in Humans

A novel preclinical mouse model of pancreatic cancer may promote better understanding of the mechanisms that lead to disability in human cancer patients, according to the findings of a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic...
10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pro-Inflammatory Diet Associated with Low Back Pain Prevalence in U.S. Adults

Eating a more pro-inflammatory diet was associated with higher incidence of low back pain, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting.
10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

“CrashCourse” Program Makes Teen Football Players More Aware of Concussion Risks and Why to Report Symptoms

How can we teach high school football players about concussion risks to prevent delays in reporting, diagnosing and treating this serious medical condition? The “CrashCourse” program appears more effective than older approaches when it comes...
10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patients on Chronic Opioids Likely to Live in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods, Have Worse Anxiety and Depression

People treated with chronic opioid therapy for pain are more likely to live in socially disadvantaged areas and self-report worse anxiety, depression and pain that interferes in their lives, according to a new study presented this week at the...
10-Feb-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is an intimate and influential professional society that is creating the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery. Our members are leading physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, medical students, and professionals in over 40 countries.

With a keen focus on research and education, the AAP holds an Annual Meeting, produces a leading medical journal in rehabilitation: the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, offers programs that support physiatrists in their career development, and develops activities that advance the specialty. Physiatry '21, the AAP's 2021 Annual Meeting, is taking place virtually on February 9-13, 2021.

To learn more about the association and specialty of physiatry, visit physiatry.org and follow us on Twitter at @AAPhysiatrists.

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