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ACRM Webinar & Video Library


This growing library provides free 24/7 access to quality educational content from leaders in their fields. It includes upcoming and recorded webinars produced by ACRM community groups and video-recorded sessions from previous ACRM Annual Conferences on a wide variety of rehabilitation topics. Please share this resource with your staff and colleagues.



Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group >>


Innovations in Aging Research Webinar Series

  • From Claims to Community: Investigating Inequities in Rehabilitation Utilization and Outcomes Among Older Adults Living with a New Disability
    With guest speakers, Jennifer Brach, PhD, PT, FAPTA and Jason Falvey, PhD, DPT, PT
    This webinar will offer some insight to address these matters and help clinician-researchers have a better view of the issues and learn some tricks on the trade.
  • Exergaming for Older Adults With Osteoarthritis: From Gaming to Training
    With guest speaker, Donald G. Manlapaz, PhD, PTRP
    This webinar is very timely as exercise gaming is a rising trend in geriatric rehabilitation. It will be influential to the research works that are focusing on innovative rehabilitation techniques to improve quality of patient care among older adults with osteoarthritis.
  • Psychosocial Determinants of Cognitive Health: Implications for Community-Based Non-Pharmacological Interventions
    With guest speaker, Daniel R. Y. Gan, PhD
    As many as 81% of all North Americans with dementia are aging in the community. Neurobiological processes of dementia are known to start decades before diagnosis. Given that 40% of its risk factors are modifiable, prevention in the community becomes crucial. But community contexts are diverse. This webinar summarizes, step-by-step, how psychosocial variables in the community could be addressed. Using the example of two theory-based constructs, i.e., cohesion and playfulness, I demonstrate the importance of including community as a unit of analysis to facilitate comparative case studies across intervention contexts and cross-level analysis. Potential outcomes include more robust trial design and greater community impact, using hybrid approaches of RCTs and implementation science
  • EEG-tracked Gait Provides an Unprecedented Window in the Neurophysiology of Cognitive and Motor Aging
    With guest speaker Pierfilippo De Sanctis, MS, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    This webinar is a great opportunity to learn about EEG-based Mobile Brain/Body Imaging, which is a useful clinical research tool for cognition, fall risk and mobility. It will be influential to research works that are focusing on measurements for cognition, mobility, and risks of falls.
  • Physical and Mental Wellness With Immersive Virtual Reality for the Aging Population
    With guest speaker Veena Somareddy, BS, MA
    Covid-19 has impacted mental well-being and decreased physical activity, and heightened the feeling of isolation, especially for our seniors. This webinar will provide an overview of innovations in emerging technologies like virtual reality and AI that provide fun, engaging solutions and ways to motivate seniors to participate in physical and cognitive activities to improve cardiovascular efficiency and mental health.
  • Opportunities for Rehabilitation Researchers through PCORI
    With guest speaker Meghan Warren, PT, MPH, PhD
    Researchers interested in learning more about PCORI and the application process will benefit from this webinar. In addition to some process differences compared with NIH, PCORI also has a focus on comparative effectiveness research of interventions with known efficacy. Learning more about PCORI can help potential applicants be more competitive with funding. Additionally, Dr. Warren will briefly discuss other ways people can become involved with PCORI (e.g., Advisory Panels).
  • Physical Activity Challenges & Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    With guest speaker Cindy Lin, MD, FACSM


Career Development Networking Group >>



Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group >>


Hot Topics in CIRM Webinar Series

  • Ayurveda’s Role in Rehabilitation
    With guest speaker, Amita Nathwani, MA Ayur, University of Arizona, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
    This webinar will take you into the world of Ayurvedic Medicine and how it approaches Rehabilitation. Learn about these 5000 year-old techniques that approach patient care from both a pathological and functional perspective and in-turn allow healing on a mind-body level. You will take away tools to integrate into your own practice.
  • Empowering the Body ~ Mind with the Imagination
    With guest speaker, Susan Ezra, RN, NC-BC, ACC Board Certified Nurse Coach at Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching
    In this webinar, we will explore the role the imagination plays in the mind/body connection, where imagination comes from and how it is present in our lives. We will discuss the therapeutic process of guided imagery and four imagery interventions for application in clinical practice. Participants will also experience a guided imagery exercise.
  • Neurofeedback—An Evolving Discipline: Overview & Applications
    With guest speaker, John S. Anderson, MA, BCB, BCN, QEEG-D, Minnesota NeuroTraining Institute
    This webinar will provide a brief overview of a field that began with animal physiology studies, including operant conditioning of scalp electrical activity in cats, to a worldwide neuroscience specialty that has a well-documented history of efficacy for a growing list of medical and psychological disorders. If it has to do with the central nervous system, neurofeedback has likely been studied as a possible intervention. We will touch on the research base, how the evolution of neurofeedback has progressed and what the future holds. We will pay particular attention to the use of neurofeedback for attention disorders such as ADHD, anxiety and depression, PTSD, migraine and traumatic brain injury.
  • Breath and Healing
    With Kellie Finn, 500 E-RYT, MS Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct Faculty, Maryland University of Integrative Health
    Our health at every level is dependent on having vital companionship with the breath. It’s the connecting force that fuels every cell of our body and every cell beyond our body, yet, how often do you consciously engage with your breathing? How often are you aware of the breathing patterns of others? How might cultivating a personal breathing practice and increasing sensitivity to the breath make you a better practitioner? In this webinar we will examine what breath practices are, how to build a personal practice, and how breath can be a potent element both on it’s own and as a supplement to many complementary and integrative rehabilitation modalities.
  • Tai Chi for Rehabilitation
    With Paul Lam, MD
    Tai chi was created based on nature and harmony. The gentle flowing movements contain inner power that strengthens the body, improves mental balance, and brings better health and harmony to people’s lives. Nowadays, tai chi is practised in every corner of the world for health improvement. And for good reasons. Scientific studies show that tai chi improves and possibly prevents chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. In addition, it improves balance, immunity and reduces stress.
  • Using Mindfulness to Explore the Links Between Trauma, Stories, and Illness
    With Mark Pirtle, PT, DPT
    There is growing understanding of the complex ways in which our life experiences, stress, and trauma interact in the emergence of our health. Using mindfulness and meditation principles practices can support the development of clearer and healthier relationships with ourselves, our health challenges, others, and the world around us. Join us to hear this novel presentation on the intersection of mindfulness, narrative medicine, and more! 
  • Sensitized Chronic Pain Causes Stress Responding that is Moderated by Effects of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback on the Baroreceptor Reflex
    With Jack Ginsberg, PhD
    Pain management has emerged as a stand-alone application area based upon the circumstances surrounding the chronic pain syndrome’s development. Long-term use of opioids to manage sensitized chronic pain has severe unwanted side effects. This webinar presents the basics of a model of integrative pain management that is non-pharmacological, easily implemented, and based on patient self-empowerment.
  • Merging Yoga and Rehabilitation Therapy for Best Results
    With Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
    In this webinar, Dr. Schmid presents on the evidence-base for yoga therapeutics in stroke rehabilitation and provides a short overview of the general movement for yoga integration into rehabilitation. Yoga is an ancient wisdom tradition that presents a whole-person view for the cultivation of well-being. Yoga is growing in both public popularity and in the academic/research arena. Further, Yoga Therapy is an emerging profession. Dr. Schmid’s research has focused on yoga’s therapeutic effects, with an emphasis on stroke rehabilitation. 


International Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (IISIG)





Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group >>



Neuroplasticity Networking Group >>



These recorded webinars with experts from the Tele-Medicine industry are designed to provide clear and up-to-date information regarding telemedicine and remote monitoring in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation during the COVID-19 crisis. The series is brought to you by the Pandemic Task Force of the ACRM Technology Networking Group.




Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group >>



WellSky logo COMING 10 FEB: Running Efficient Rehabilitation Organizations Using WellSky Resource Manager

With guest speakers, Thomas Fahey, Vice President of Business Development, WellSky and Al Fiandaca, Solutions Manager, WellSky


No healthcare organization can operate effectively and efficiently without access to resources – the people and things that make healthcare happen. All resources have an impact on compliance, reimbursement, cost of care, and patient outcomes; however, data related to their utilization and productivity are tracked in separate systems. In this fragmented view, organizations lack the insight needed to make informed decisions that impact everything from their daily schedule to case management, and even to critical compliance metrics. To run efficiently, rehabilitation organizations need a unified view to successfully monitor patient care needs, labor costs, and equipment across their organizations.In this presentation, attendees will learn why innovative software solutions are essential for creating realistic and measurable productivity and utilization goals. Participants will learn how WellSky Resource Manager provides rehabilitation providers with the data needed to take a proactive approach to resource and capacity management. LEARN MORE >>


Rehabilitation Treatment Specification Networking Group >>


  • Capturing What We Do in Rehab: Defining Treatment Ingredients to Enhance Interdisciplinary Communication and Clinical Reasoning
    With guest speakers, Holly Paczan, PT, MPT, NCS, Andrew Packel, PT, NCS, Mary K. Ferraro, PhD, OTR/L
    In this Webinar we analyze what we do (treatment ingredients) in relation to what we’re trying to change in rehabilitation (treatment targets), using the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS). Clinicians at Moss Rehab and Shirley Ryan Ability Lab will share their experiences and give examples of how using the RTSS can enhance interdisciplinary communication, clinical reasoning, and documentation.
  • Introduction to the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System: Defining Treatments Systematically
    With guest speakers, Susan E. Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L, Shanti Pinto, MD, Leanna Katz, MS, OTD, OTR/L and moderator, Susan H. Lin, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM
    Have you ever wondered what’s inside the Black Box of rehabilitation treatments? This presentation will describe progress on the NIDILRR and PCORI-funded Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS) (formerly Rehabilitation Treatment Taxonomy project) in developing an interprofessional standardized system for defining rehabilitation treatments.


Spinal Cord Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (SCI-ISIG) >>


  • How Microbiome Research Can Change Spinal Cord Injury Care
    With guest speaker, Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhD
    Pro-SCI laboratory’s ( work in microbiome is impactful and fun and all possible because of our diverse group of scientists (with backgrounds in neuroscience, rehabilitation, nutrition, metabolism, exercise science, microbiology, and biostatistics) working together to answer complex questions (How does SCI-induced distorted gut microbiome composition impact metabolic and bowel health outcomes after SCI, can we identify therapeutic targets such as diet, probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, or fecal microbiome transplants to prevent secondary health complications ) in SCI.
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation: Past, present, future and lessons learned
    With guest speaker, Hope Jervis Rademeyer, MPT, PhD(c)
    Dr. Popovic will cover some of the basic concepts pertinent to Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and what has happened in the field over the past 60+ years. He will talk about lessons learned, successes, challenges and where the field may be in the next 20+ years.
  • The Effects of Epidural Stimulation on Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury or Disease: A Scoping Review
    With guest speaker, Hope Jervis Rademeyer, MPT, PhD(c)
    Join this webinar to learn more about the current landscape of epidural stimulation and how it can potentially affect functional goals for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease. Ms. Rademeyer will identify the steps involved in a scoping review. Future potential directions for research involving epidural stimulation and spinal cord injury or disease will be discussed.
  • Is Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Safe and Feasible After Acute Spinal Cord Injury?
    With guest speaker, Dr. Chester Ho
    This webinar will inform clinicians and researchers why they should consider the use of FES cycling in acute SCI and how it is safe and feasible to do so.
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Upper Extremity: Where are we at?
    With guest speaker, Naaz Kapadia-Desai, PT, BSc, MSc (Rehab)
    The webinar will discuss rehabilitation of the upper extremity using functional electrical stimulation.
  • Lay Summary of Evidence Related to COVID-19 in People Living with Spinal Injury
    With guest speaker, Kimberly Anderson, PhD
    This presentation will highlight the current knowledge related to the course of COVID-19 in people living with spinal injury as well as the community’s concerns around the pandemic and nationwide lockdowns. As an example, longstanding challenges faced by the community living with spinal injury have been exacerbated by the pandemic. There is still a great need for creating lay language summaries of peer-reviewed evidence and partnering with community organizations to promote knowledge translation.
  • Creation of the Spina bifida Women’s Health Guidelines, Methods & Future Projects
    With Guest Speaker, Anne Berndl, MD, MSc, FRCSC
    In this webinar, Dr. Berndle will describe the methods used to create the Women’s Health Guidelines for the care of people with spina bifida, and how we can make use of this method to create women’s health guidelines for women with physical disabilities.
  • Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
    With Guest Speaker, Carrie Peterson
    Improved upper limb function is the most desired rehabilitation outcome for individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) at the cervical level. Challenges in improving upper limb function include muscle imbalances (i.e., some muscles remain fully functional, others are partially or fully paralyzed) and the need to use the upper limbs for activities of daily living. Thus, there is a need to both restore and preserve upper limb function. This webinar will focus on clinical and research strategies to address this unique challenge with attention to pairing physical therapy techniques with neuromodulation.
  • Spinal Cord Epidural Stimulation and Recovery of Motor Function After Chronic, Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Details Matter!
    With Guest Speaker, Enrico Rejc, PhD
    This presentation highlights the latest breakthroughs in using epidural stimulation in facilitating recovery of motor control in persons with SCI. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to discuss the mechanisms of spinal cord epidural stimulation for motor recovery, and understand the importance of stimulation parameters and activity-based training characteristics. This webinar is brought to you by the SCI-ISIG Functional Electrical Stimulation & Technology Task Force.
  • Breast Health Access and Women With Disabilities
    With Guest Speaker, Roberta Carlin, MS, JD
    AAHD’s work on breast health and women with disabilities will be discussed, focusing on over 10 years of AAHD’s work in this area to include: (1) educating health care providers, (2) mammography accessibility, and (3) self advocacy for women with disabilities.
  • Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Best Practices 
    With Guest Speakers, Carol Scovil, PhD and Dalton Wolfe, PhD
    Knowledge implementation is an important step to incorporate throughout the research process. This webinar will provide learners an opportunity to engage in an interactive presntation from authors of “Scovil et al. Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Best Practices Across 6 Canadian Rehabilitation Sites: Results From the Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Mobilization Network. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2019 Feb 1;100(2):327-35,” on practical strategies of using active implementation frameworks to implement best practices in rehabilitation setting. Speakers will discuss barriers and facilitators to successful implementations. Indicators for evaluating successful implementation will be presented.
  • Integrated Knowledge Translation and Consumer Engagement: A Primer for Rehabilitation Researchers and Clinicians 
    With Guest Speaker, John Chernesky
    Rehabilitation researchers are increasingly encouraged to involve stakeholders in their efforts, to enhance the validity and usefulness of their work.  Too often, however, stakeholders are involved at only a superficial level, providing little opportunity for them to truly influence the quality and relevance of the research in which they are involved.  This presentation will enhance learners’ understanding of the concept and practical application of Integrated Knowledge Translation and Consumer Engagement. The work of the Praxis Spinal Cord Institute (formerly, Rick Hansen Institute)’s Consumer Program will be discussed, as well as the role and activities of the North American Spinal Cord Injury Consortium.  Learners will also be connected with resources they can use for guidance when including people with lived experience of SCI in their work. While the focus of this presentation will be on SCI-related research, the principles described have broad applicability to other disability communities.
  • An Overview of Rehabilitation With Powered Exoskeletons for Over Ground Walking Following Spinal Cord Injury
    With Guest Speakers, Jaynie Yang, PT, PhD and Caitlin Hurd, PT, MSc
    Participants will learn about how exoskeletons can be incorporated into the rehabilitation of people living with SCI.
  • Brain-Computer Interface Signaling and Control Webinar 
    With Samuel Clanton, MD, PhD
    Participants will learn about the types of signals that different types of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) record. Dr. Clanton will discuss how neural signals are transformed into machine commands using BCIs and how differences between what is recorded by different BCI interfaces translates into differences in their potential utility.
  • Electrical Stimulation From Exercise to Locomotion
    With Guest Speaker, Ashraf S. Gorgey, MPT, PhD, FACSM, FACRM


Stroke Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (Stroke ISIG) >>


Stroke Virtual Happy Hour Webinars


Technology Networking Group >>


Tech Talks Present

  • Tech Talks Presents: Redefining the Relationship Between Humans and their Assistive Technologies via Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    With guest speaker, Patrick M. Pilarski, PhD
    This talk will introduce the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to continually improve the control of and feedback from myoelectric prostheses and improve participants depth of understanding on these technologies by way of a series of concrete examples drawn from our past 10 years of work on developing upper-limb prosthetic interfaces.
  • Shifting the paradigm of research evidence generation in the development and evaluation of technology-based interventions
    With guest speakers, Rosalie Wang, PhD, OT Reg (Ont) and Pooja Viswanathan, PhD
    This presentation will be of interest to anyone working as a researcher, clinician, or technology developer in academia, health care settings, or industry and involved in the development, evaluation, and implementation of technology-based interventions in disability and rehabilitation. Dominant approaches applied to generate evidence in disability and rehabilitation are often inappropriate, unfeasible, and too slow to accommodate the realities of development and evaluation of technology-based interventions and may ultimately limit the potential of technology-based interventions to benefit their intended users and society. This webinar will present a different approach—Framework for Accelerated and Systematic Technology-based intervention development and Evaluation Research (FASTER).
  • Innovative Health Technology Adoption in Hospitals: How to Engineer Change Within Your own Institution
    With guest speaker, David Putrino, PT, PhD
    Despite the potential for health technology to be transformative to the field of rehabilitation medicine, adoption of novel technologies remains slow and rarely successful. There are many reasons for the poor adoption of novel technologies, and innovators at academic medical institutions will often experience pushback from many different directions. The purpose of this webinar is to provide investigators and clinicians with an interest in novel technology development with a framework for how to make it happen in their own institution.
  • Telehealth COVID 19 & Beyond: Policy Updates, Resources, Tools and Case Uses
    With guest speaker, Tammy Richmond, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state governments implemented multiple waivers and policies allowing practice provisions to telehealth services. Now as the economy starts to reopen, both providers and consumers will have to navigate how to best continue clinical rehabilitation and habilitation services. This webinar will provide an overview of current policy, technology, administrative and clinical guidelines, and will offer planning strategies for combining in-person visits with online visits.
  • Harnessing Technology for Precision Rehabilitation
    With guest speaker, Rachel Proffitt, OTD, OTR/L
    Rehabilitation technology development and uptake has accelerated over the past decade and the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated rapid adoption. This webinar will present a forward-thinking approach to technology for rehabilitation with a precision medicine mindset. Attendees will be challenged to consider how and why they use technology in their practice or research to support their rehabilitation clients. Come join the conversation in this new era of rehabilitation.


Pandemic Webinar Series

These recorded webinars with experts from the Tele-Medicine industry are designed to provide clear and up-to-date information regarding telemedicine and remote monitoring in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation during the COVID-19 crisis. The series is brought to you by the Pandemic Task Force of the ACRM Technology Networking Group.