Physiatrists, leaders and researchers talk with Mayo Clinic staff at AAPM&R

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) annual assembly was held Nov.15-18, 2012. Mayo Clinic physiatrists, other physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) professionals and Mayo's social media team attended the event to share and collaborate with colleagues about the latest breakthroughs in patient care. Video interviews include:

Thomas D. Rizzo Jr., M.D., of the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and John Whyte, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, discuss the role research plays in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as the direction that it is heading. View video.

Andrea L. Cheville, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Michael L. Boninger, M.D., chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, discuss future strategies for research funding and the future of research in physical medicine and rehabilitation. View video.

Mary L. Jurisson, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Bruce M. Gans, M.D., chief medical officer at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and professor at New Jersey Medical School, discuss Dr. Gans' path to PM&R and give great advice to encourage new residents in PM&R. View video.

Sherilyn W. Driscoll, M.D., and Robert W. DePompolo, M.D., both from Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, discuss Dr. DePompolo's role in the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as his involvement with the Krusen Society Alumni Group. View video.

Andrea Cheville, M.D., and Keith A. Bengtson, M.D., both from the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, discuss Dr. Bengtson's role as director of hand rehabilitation and the multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. View video.

Bradford (Brad) W. Landry, D.O., from the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, shares the research and outcomes from his poster presentation, "Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Children With Hemiparesis Following Hemispherectomy." View video.

View video of a final word from the Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Chair, Carmen M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.