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What Is Neuroplasticity?

What Is Neuroplasticity?

Here at ACRM, we have a wide range of interdisciplinary interest groups, including one on neuroplasticity. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a general overview on neuroplasticity, or the ability of neural networks in the brain to change or grow through...
How To Prevent Older Adults From Falling

How To Prevent Older Adults From Falling

Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults, but the fear of falling doesn’t need to get in the way of living a full life! Instead, patients and rehabilitation medicine doctors can create and enact a fall-prevention plan. In today’s blog post from ACRM,...
Rehabilitation Techniques For Children With Cerebral Palsy

Rehabilitation Techniques For Children With Cerebral Palsy

One of the ACRM networking groups is the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group, and its mission is to facilitate meaningful interdisciplinary work that enhances the lives of children and adolescents with functional limitations, such as those with cerebral palsy....
Importance Of Continuing Medical Education Credits

Importance Of Continuing Medical Education Credits

Continuing medical education credits are a vital part of keeping up with the latest research and techniques in the field of rehabilitation medicine. They can take many forms, from seminars to one-time classes to online courses and even entire degree programs, and we...
MS Task Force Newsletter Issue 3

MS Task Force Newsletter Issue 3

Multiple Sclerosis Task Force Newsletter • Issue 3   The Multiple Sclerosis Task Force is a task force under the ACRM Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group. The goal of the task force is to foster networking, collaboration and communication among...

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight   The Multiple Sclerosis Task Force has 21 members and we would like to highlight some of them in this newsletter. Brooks C. Wingo, PhD is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her...

Resource Update

Resource Update In this newsletter, Dr. Sarah Donkers brings to our attention a virtual class to help us get active. Dr. Sarah Donkers is an Assistant Professor and Physiotherapist at the University of Saskatchewan. The overall focus of her research is on ways to...

Patients Perspective

Patient’s Perspective Patient’s Perspective section is authored by Cathy Chester. Cathy tells her story of MS and the role physical therapy played in her life.   How My Long Journey with MS Started on the Right Foot By Cathy Chester   In 1981 my life...
Ways To Support Physicians During COVID-19

Ways To Support Physicians During COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians have faced large emotional stressors, including grief, fear of contracting the virus, and anger over the failures of our healthcare system. As the pandemic continues, it’s important for physicians to be supported, both...
How The Brain Responds To Music

How The Brain Responds To Music

Music surrounds us. From the lullabies mothers sing to their babies to your favorite sitcom’s backing track to the pump up music played before a basketball game, music is universally beloved. We’ve been making music since the beginning of culture, and the human brain...
Supporting A Family Member Living With Dementia

Supporting A Family Member Living With Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer’s, or another neurodegenerative disease is difficult to cope with for everyone involved, including caregivers. Here at ACRM, we have a networking group that specifically focuses on neurodegenerative diseases, and within that...

COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Perspective

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the field of rehabilitation medicine encountered innumerable new challenges. Providing quality care to patients in need during a worldwide pandemic while maintaining safety and without coming in close contact is a daunting task...

ING 2020 Award Winners

The Brucker International Symposium Each year, the International Networking Group sponsors the Brucker International Symposium held during the ACRM Annual Conference. This ING signature event was established in 2008 in memory of Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Brucker, a...