Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


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Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Archives) is an acclaimed international journal covering the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as interdisciplinary disciplines involved in rehabilitation. Ranked ninth of 63 journals in Rehabilitation, Archives boasts a 2012 Impact Factor of 2.358 and the highest Eigenfactor in the category, according to Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report, Science Edition, and is the most cited journal in rehabilitation.

Original articles report important trends and deliver authoritative information on the therapeutic utilization of physical behavioral and pharmaceutical agents in providing comprehensive care for individuals with chronic illness and disabilities.

Annual subscriptions are free to ACRM members. Members also receive free online access to archival issues of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America published by Elsevier. Non-members may subscribe directly from the Archives website.

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View the 2014 Archives Media Kit.

Seeking Guest Editor of 2016 Archives Supplement

ACRM is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for members to be the Guest Editor of a 2016 Supplement in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Archives). This is a unique opportunity for an experienced rehabilitation researcher or group of researchers to compile a thematically based Supplement to the Archives with a maximum of 100 journal pages (approximately 300 double-spaced manuscript pages).

The goal of the twice-yearly ACRM supplements to the Archives is to publish high quality scientific
articles which are thematically organized and of special interest to ACRM members and to the general
readership of the Archives. While all manuscripts go through peer review by the Archives editorial
board prior to publication, the guest editor has considerable latitude in determining the content and tone
of the Supplement. We strive to make these Supplements ‘classic’ collections of articles organized
around special themes relevant to the interests and spheres of activities of ACRM members.
Deadline for proposal submissions is 1 July 2014.

View the complete Request for Proposals.

Archives PMR iPad® Edition

The  Archives PMR iPad® Edition is free to all ACRM members and Archives subscribers. All you have to do is register to activate your access, then visit the iTunes Store and click "View in iTunes" to download the app.

The Archives PMR iPad® Edition allows you to get the content you need, where and when you need it. No more waiting until you're archives ipad graphiconline. No more making sure you have your print copy handy. 

You can:

  • Bookmark your favorites
  • Take notes and highlight within articles
  • Quickly swipe through articles and issues
  • Save to your favorite reader app
  • Get up-to-the minute alerts on new issues and featured articles by activating the App Alerts

CME Articles

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers CME for six articles per year, with a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ per article.

Current articles eligible for CME can be accessed online.

Participants can complete the pre-activity self-assessment and CME Test and Evaluation online by logging on to the ACRM CE Center. Upon successful completion of the online tests and evaluation form, you can instantly download and print your certificate of credit.

information/ Education pages

The ACRM Communications Committee has developed a new feature, Information/Education Pages, which appear in the Organization News section of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

These fact sheets are printed as tear-out pages. They are designed to provide consumer-friendly information on topics relevant to rehabilitation medicine, including basic background or overview, similar to a Wikipedia entry, or brief how-to suggestions. They are targeted toward people with disabilities, their caregivers, or clinicians; and are designed so that a practitioner can tear out and copy, or download the pages, to make them available to patients and caregivers.

View Information/ Education Pages. 

April 2014 Issue (Volume 95, Issue 4) 

The April 2014 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is now published online.

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Take a look at some of what you can find in the April issue… and don’t forget, January’s issue is FREE to access all year, so if you haven’t already looked, check it out now.


Rethinking the Continuum of Stroke Rehabilitation
Robert W. Teasell, Manuel Murie Fernandez, Amanda McIntyre, Swati Mehta

Featured Articles

Differences Between Manufacturers in Reported Power Wheelchair Repairs and Adverse Consequences Among People With Spinal Cord Injury
Lynn Worobey, Michelle Oyster, Jonathan Pearlman, Benjamin Gebrosky, Michael L. Boninger

Invited Commentary

Performance Metrics for Power Wheelchairs: A Pipe Dream?
Lisa I. Iezzoni, Michael Ogg

Counter Commentary

Perfect — the Enemy of Good
Michael L. Boninger, Lynn A. Worobey

Recovery of Sensory and Supraspinal Control of Leg Movement in People With Chronic Paraplegia: A Case Series
Marc Possover

Effect of Overground Training Augmented by Mental Practice on Gait Velocity in Chronic, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Kelli G. Sharp, Robert Gramer, Laine Butler, Steven C. Cramer, Erinn Hade, Stephen J. Page

Effect of Antispastic Drugs on Motor Reflexes and Voluntary Muscle Contraction in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Virginia Way Tong Chu, Thomas George Hornby, Brian David Schmit

Review Articles

Physical Exercise Interventions for Improving Performance-Based Measures of Physical Function in Community-Dwelling, Frail Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Maria Giné-Garriga, Marta Roqué-Fíguls, Laura Coll-Planas, Mercè Sitjà-Rabert, Antoni Salvà

Chronic Neck Pain and Exercise Interventions: Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type Principle
Cliona O'Riordan, Amanda Clifford, Pepijn Van De Ven, John Nelson

Measurement Tool

Headaches after Traumatic Brain Injury
Kathleen R. Bell, Jeanne Hoffman, Homas Watanabe

Podcast Interview Article

Recovery of Sensory and Supraspinal Control of Leg Movement in People With Chronic Paraplegia: A Case Series
Marc Possover, MD, PhD

Interview with Marc Possover



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