Association of Academic Physiatrists

A Brief History of PM&R

Physiatry Perspectives form the Association of Academic Physiatrists

Here’s my recent interview on the history of physical medicine and rehabilitation for the Association of Academic Physiatrists. It outlines the major US and world events that helped to lay the foundation for physical and rehabilitation medicine, and emphasizes the role of early leaders such as Frank Krusen, Howard Rusk and others who helped to establish the field within organized medicine.

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In part one, Dr. Sandel talks about physical medicine and rehabilitation and it’s broad scope. In part two, she discusses her mission to educate the public about brain injuries, including concussion. In part three, she discusses what happens to the brain with concussions and repeated concussions. She ends with a case of a patient with a complex diagnosis after a traumatic event that required the diagnosis in order for the best treatment approaches.

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