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Vocational Interventions Help Unemployed People with Long-Term Health Conditions or Disabilities Find & Keep Work

Vocational interventions effectively help unemployed adults with long-term health conditions or disabilities find and maintain employment, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in...
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Aerobic Exercise May Treat Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms in Adults

A new study will evaluate whether persistent symptoms following concussion, also known as post-concussion syndrome, can be treated using a personalized, progressive aerobic exercise program. Data from this ongoing study by researchers at the...
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Extreme Sports Training Reduces Helplessness in People with Chronic Disability Even Months Later

Physical training for an extreme sporting event can decrease feelings of helplessness in individuals with chronic disability as long as four months after the event’s completion, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of...
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Bilateral Amputee Sprinters Outperform Unilateral Competitors in Paralympic Games

Bilateral lower extremity amputee sprinters outperformed their unilateral competitors in all race finals at recent Paralympics Games, suggesting that high-tech prosthetics provide a distinct athletic advantage, according to a new study presented...
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Gender & Ethnic Diversity Still Lacking in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Professional Ranks

Women and members of various ethnic groups are still significantly underrepresented in the medical field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), with only 39.23 percent of current residents being women and 10.59 percent identifying as...
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Older Women May Reduce Urinary Incontinence Symptoms with Physical Therapy

Physical therapy interventions effectively reduce urinary incontinence symptoms in older women and should be a first-line treatment intervention for patients with this chronic condition, according to a new study presented this week at the...
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Opioid Risk Reduction Program Helps Reduce Suicide Rate at VHA Facility

A reduction in suicides among patients at a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility may be due to a multispecialty opioid risk reduction program that included addiction management treatment, according to a new study presented this week at the...
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Alternative Medicine Improves Quality of Life in Acute Rehab, Study Shows

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies show effectiveness at improving quality of life for patients of various diagnoses in acute rehabilitation, in-patient facilities, according to preliminary data from a new study presented this...
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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is a professional society with a mission to create the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery. The only academic association dedicated to the specialty of physiatry, its members are leading physicians, researchers, in-training physiatrists, and professionals in 35 countries and the United States.

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. The upcoming Annual Meeting is a joint AAP Annual Meeting and International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) World Congress, taking place March 4-9. 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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