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ACRM Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group

Complementary, Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group 



The ACRM Complementary, Integrative, Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group (CIRMNG) strives to develop channels of communication and collaborations between researchers, clinicians, educators, and consumers to improve the care of the aforementioned individuals by positively impacting their health, function, and quality of life by influencing health policy and reimbursement in order to provide premier quality rehabilitation services.

ACRM 2021 Integrative Rehabilitation Research Mentoring & Career Development Fellowship for early career researchers from underrepresented & diverse backgrounds

The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) is pleased to create opportunities for talented early career clinical investigators from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds such as Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders as well as individuals from a diverse range of  gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin and cultural identity (i.e., immigrant origin) and disabilities, to have a prominent role in the ACRM Integrative Rehabilitation Research Mentoring & Career Development Fellowship. READ MORE >>


  • Participate and lead the field in cutting-edge education and research related to complementary, integrative, rehabilitation medicine
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunity to plan educational courses related to CIRMG for the ACRM Annual Conference
  • Task force participation and development
  • Collaborative research opportunities



Opportunities for Collaboration

The CIRMNG plans to develop the following publications. Please contact the appropriate task force chair(s) to learn about opportunities to participate.

  • Newsletter
  • Archives of PM&R Information/Education Pages
  • Evidence reports
  • White papers
  • Practice Manuals


RCT studying self-hypnosis for SCI pain seeks participants

Self-hypnosis study imageIn a recently completed pilot study, 23 people with SCI-related pain were taught, via videoconferencing with a psychologist, to use self-hypnosis plus cognitive therapy to change how their brain processed pain. Two months after treatment, 52 percent of participants reported at least a 33 percent drop in their average daily pain intensity. Researchers are now conducting a randomized controlled trial comparing six sessions of self-hypnosis plus cognitive therapy via Zoom to usual care and can enroll people with SCI and chronic pain from anywhere in the U.S. Read More >>



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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