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Rehabilitation Medicine Telemedicine Strategies

Rehabilitation Medicine Telemedicine Strategies

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, all of us here at ACRM and all of our members are working hard to continue services for clients and continue their own research. We all want to make sure that our patients don’t fall through the cracks, and for many of us, that means...
Guide to Helping New Patients With Rehabilitation, Part 2

Guide to Helping New Patients With Rehabilitation, Part 2

Trying to recover from a traumatic brain injury, a back injury, a spinal cord injury, or any injury where your movement has been severely impacted is a challenge. It’s a physical challenge, but it’s also a mental and an emotional one as well....
Somatic Exercises and Trauma Recovery

Somatic Exercises and Trauma Recovery

While the focus of ACRM is not psychology, many of our patients have suffered from traumatic brain injuries or other types of injuries that can cause lasting psychological damage. The brain and body are intrinsically linked and it is useful to think about how other...
Introduction To Lifestyle Rehabilitation Medicine

Introduction To Lifestyle Rehabilitation Medicine

Those who study and practice lifestyle rehabilitation medicine understand that lifestyle medicine is preventive medicine. And while many would say that doctors already understand the benefits of things like eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep....
Hip Replacement Surgery And Recovery

Hip Replacement Surgery And Recovery

Hip replacement rehabilitation has been changing in the past few years, moving towards getting patients moving as quickly as possible. Previously, the day of surgery was a day of rest, but therapists are often getting patients to begin simple exercises like ankle...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and TBI Recovery

Animal-Assisted Therapy and TBI Recovery

When you think of animals and rehabilitation medicine, you might first think of a seeing eye dog assisting someone with vision impairment. Or of psychiatric service dogs helping people with post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. Service dogs can also assist...
Cancer Fatigue Management

Cancer Fatigue Management

Fatigue is an overwhelming lack of energy and motivation. People suffering from fatigue describe it as feeling overtired and as if daily activities are impossible to achieve. Fatigue can have causes that aren’t linked to an underlying disease, but people going through...
Why You Should Join The Pain Rehabilitation Networking Group

Why You Should Join The Pain Rehabilitation Networking Group

When you’re interested in rehabilitation medicine, there’s a long way to go before you can truly become an expert in your field. To help you get there, the Pain Rehabilitation Networking Group at ACRM can be your resource. Here at the American Congress of...
Rehabilitation Medicine As A Career: What You Should Know

Rehabilitation Medicine As A Career: What You Should Know

Whether you’re finishing an undergrad, a master’s degree, or you’ve been in the workforce for years now, it’s never a bad time to revisit exactly what rehabilitation medicine is and how to make it a career that works for you and helps you reach your goals. Here at...
How The Arts Can Be Rehabilitation Medicine

How The Arts Can Be Rehabilitation Medicine

We’re not saying that studying Picasso or learning an instrument will fully heal patients in rehabilitation — but we are saying that doing so can help in recovery. Whether a patient is going through brain injury rehabilitation, spine injury rehabilitation, or...

5 Tips For Preventing Addiction During Geriatric Rehabilitation

Prescription drug abuse is alarming in the U.S. today. As a professional in the medical field, you certainly don’t want your patients to become addicted to medicine during their geriatric rehabilitation. Whether they’re recovering from a slip and fall incident, hip...
5 Ways To Maximize Recovery From Cancer

5 Ways To Maximize Recovery From Cancer

The role of rehabilitation medicine when it comes to cancer is simply to maximize the recovery process. When your patients have fought and beat cancer, next it’s time for cancer rehabilitation, which can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Here, we’ve gathered five...