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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.



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Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group >>


Innovations in Aging Research Webinar Series


Career Development Networking Group >>



Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group >>


Hot Topics in CIRM Webinar Series

  • 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. 


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 >>


  • 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) >>


  • COMING 5 APRIL: 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

  • 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.