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Rehabilitation Treatment Specification Networking Group



The NEW Rehabilitation Treatment Specification Networking Group invites your participation. The group organized with a goal to improve clinical education, treatment implementation, research, and evidence synthesis through continued development, dissemination, and implementation of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS).


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Our mission is to enable continued development and widespread adoption of the RTSS by:

  1. Providing a forum for ongoing discussion with rehabilitation professionals with diverse backgrounds who are interested in issues related to treatment specification
  2. Conducting RTSS implementation projects that inform further refinement and implementation of the RTSS
  3. Developing educational efforts to increase awareness of the RTSS and enable its use by rehabilitation professionals

Our vision is to become an international and interdisciplinary forum that fosters refinement, dissemination, and widespread adoption of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS).


Problem:  The rehabilitation field lacks a common framework for specifying the content of rehabilitation interventions.

Why Specification Matters:  Describing rehabilitation interventions in a way that is understood across disciplines and specialty areas is critical to:

  • Facilitate communication
  • Translate research to practice
  • Enhance clinical reasoning
  • Aid clinician training
  • Facilitate treatment replication and research syntheses

Purpose of Rehabilitation Treatment Specification Networking Group: To develop and disseminate a standardized way to define and describe rehabilitation treatments to benefit practice, research, and education.


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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Thank you for being a part of the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification Networking Group! We love that the 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 Rehabilitation Treatment Specification Networking Group 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: 3:00 PM Eastern

Meeting ID: 853 2801 7777
Passcode: 189274

We hope to see you there!



Facilitating Rehabilitation Clinician Uptake of PCOR/CER Results via Improved Research Reporting


  • Funding: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EASCS #24311, Zanca – Project Lead)
  • Objective: Develop a consensus-based plan to create training materials, implementation tools, and supports that will enable RTSS-based research reporting and facilitate clinician uptake of PCOR/CER research results

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