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We believe children should be happy, carefree, and strong. Though this may not be every child’s reality, pediatric rehabilitation medicine can help. As a medical professional, you know the role rehabilitation medicine can play in someone’s quality of life. Whether it’s brain injury rehabilitation, balancing the body after a stroke, or using robotics for pediatric rehabilitation, we want to hear about your rehabilitation research.

Here at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine — commonly referred to as ACRM — we cover everything related to rehabilitation medicine. In today’s blog, we’ll focus on pediatric rehabilitation medicine. If you have research you could share with us, please join ACRM and become a member of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (PRNG). You’ll benefit by continuing your education and networking with other medical professionals.

What Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Entails

Pediatric rehabilitation medicine involves an interdisciplinary approach to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage impairments or conditions children may be facing.

The Goal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Certain conditions or injuries can negatively affect a child’s ability to play, communicate, think, or even perform everyday tasks such as using the bathroom, eating, or bathing). The goal of rehabilitation medicine in this scenario is to improve the child’s quality of life, improve their functional abilities, and to give the child and their family the information, tools, and experiences to succeed.

Conditions Rehabilitation Medicine Could Treat

Whether you’re planning cognitive rehabilitation, a brain injury rehabilitation, a spine injury rehabilitation, or some other form of rehabilitation, medicine can help. Many conditions can be treated by rehabilitation medicine — far more than the list below includes. If you have done rehabilitation medicine research on one of these conditions or one not on this list, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Amputation
  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Conditions
  • Burns
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Lymphedema
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Trauma

Pediatric Rehabilitation Methods

Because of the interdisciplinary approach of pediatric rehabilitation, there could be many different forms of rehabilitation medicine. Whether your research is about methods for at-home treatment or at the rehabilitation gym, we’d love to hear about it.

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech or Language Therapy
  • Cognitive Remediation
  • Neuropsychology

Be sure to check out our blog post on various pediatric rehabilitation methods and see if you have more research you can share with us.

Share Your Rehabilitation Medicine Research With ACRM

Whether your specialty is in cognitive rehabilitation, brain injury rehabilitation, spine injury rehabilitation, or another type of injury rehabilitation, ACRM is for you. We thrive because of medical professionals like yourself who share their rehabilitation research with the world. And, best of all, there’s a lot in it for you.

ACRM makes medical networking, continuing your education, and furthering your research easier than ever. If pediatric rehabilitation medicine is your area of focus, consider joining the ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group (PRNG). This provides you with meaningful leadership experience, outlets to share your research, and colleagues with whom to research more. If pediatric rehabilitation medicine isn’t your specialty, join ACRM for rehabilitation research opportunities in other disciplines.