The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is proud to be a partner in the Choosing Wisely® campaign. AAPM&R is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physiatrists, physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists treat adults and children with acute and chronic pain, persons who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, limb amputations, rheumatologic conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, and individuals with neurologic disorders or any other disease process that results in impairment and/or disability. With appropriate rehabilitation, many patients can regain significant function, live independently, and lead fulfilling lives.
By partnering in the Choosing Wisely campaign, AAPM&R hopes that patients will initiate discussions with their physicians.