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The ACRM Athlete Development & Sports Rehabilitation (ADSR) Networking Group began forming in 2018 with two task forces, the Athlete Development Task Force and the Sports Rehabilitation Task Force.

The membership includes physicians, psychologists, athletic trainers, speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletes, coaches, and program administrators.

NEW MEMBERS are WANTED to help shape the future of this important group. Contact the group co-chairs to learn more and to get involved.




Thank you for being a part of the Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group! We love that ACRM attracts the most passionate interdisciplinary mix of rehabilitation pros from around the world. What an honor to collaborate with such driven individuals. We hope to meet with you at our upcoming networking group meeting to discuss current projects and opportunities for contribution and collaboration.


ACRM Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation All Member Meeting

Join us this month to discuss the 2024 ACRM Annual Conference, Task Force updates, and new projects. We welcome your participation.

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DATE: the Fourth Tuesday of Each Month
TIME: 2:00 PM Eastern

Meeting ID: 867 5726 0855
Passcode: 848939


The mission of the ADSR Networking Group is to provide evidence-based information and promote best practices in the training and development of athletes of all levels as well as the rehabilitation of sport-related injuries.



The ACRM Athlete Development & Sports Rehabilitation (ADSR) Networking Group will lead the way in reviewing, understanding, and promoting best practices in athlete development and the rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. It is believed that optimal athlete training and development will reduce the risk of sport-related injuries. Recovery from injury will be facilitated by evidence-based practices that are informed by a biopsychosocial model.



Initial goals of the Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group include:

  • Clearly identify at least one project for each of the two task forces. Projects currently under discussion include:
    • Developing an evidence-based fact sheet for aspiring athletes and their parents/coaches
    • Surveying current providers regarding their concussion management/rehabilitation practices and needs
    • Conducting a study to determine if pre-season testing can identify athletes at risk of injury.
  • Submitting at least two speaker/symposia and at least two posters for the ACRM 2019 Annual Conference.
  • Have one full content track at the 2020 ACRM Conference.
  • Recruit and expand the ADSR Networking Group and ACRM membership.



Early exercise may hasten recovery from sports-related concussion

John Leddy, MDCongratulations to ADSRNG Co-Chair, John Leddy, MD, et al on the publication of their article in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, “A Preliminary Study of the Effect of Early Aerobic Exercise Treatment for Sport-Related Concussion in Males” by John J. Leddy, MD, FACSM, FACP; Mohammad N. Haider, MD, PhD; Andrea L. Hinds, PhD; Scott Darling, MD and Barry S. Willer, PhD. Preliminary data of this important work suggest that early exercise prescribed to adolescent males within 1 week of a sports-related concussion hastens recovery.





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The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces, is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.

Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.

Click the JOIN NOW button to learn more or contact Member Services at +1.703.435.5335 for personal assistance. Contact a co-chair to learn more about this networking group and ways to participate.



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