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Archives of PM&R


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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 online and in print cost $406 – 550 (US / International) and $168 – $268 (US / International). Subscriptions are FREE to ACRM members. JOIN ACRM

ACRM 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.


Choose the opportunities that best meet the goals of your institution.

View the 2014 Archives Media Kit


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.

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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 online. 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


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.


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. 


The July 2014 Issue (Volume 95, Issue 7) is Now Published. Read it online.
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Here is some of what’s available in the July issue:

From the Editors’ Desk

Towards a Better Measure of Brain Injury Outcome: New Measures or a New Metric?
Jacob Kean, James F. Malec


Featured Articles

Effect of a Mixed Kinesio Taping–Compression Technique on Quality of Life and Clinical and Gait Parameters in Postmenopausal Women With Chronic Venous Insufficiency: Double-Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial
María Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz, Carmen Moreno-Lorenzo, Guillermo A. Matarán-Peñarrocha, Francisco García-Muro, Ma Carmen García-Ríos, Adelaida María Castro-Sánchez

Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Continuous Passive Motion After Total Knee Replacement
Janet A. Herbold, Kristen Bonistall, Marielle Blackburn, Jonila Agolli, Shawn Gaston, Chana Gross, Aleksandra Kuta, Suzanne Babyar

Comparing Multicomponent Interventions to Improve Skin Care Behaviors and Prevent Recurrence in Veterans Hospitalized for Severe Pressure Ulcers
Marylou Guihan, Charles H. Bombardier, Dawn M. Ehde, Lauren M. Rapacki, Thea J. Rogers, Barbara Bates-Jensen, Florian P. Thomas, Rama Parachuri, Sally A. Holmes

Cost-Effectiveness of Supported Employment for Veterans With Spinal Cord Injuries
Patricia L. Sinnott, Vilija Joyce, Pon Su, Lisa Ottomanelli, Lance L. Goetz, Todd H. Wagner

Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Self-Regulation in Promoting Function in Acute Poststroke Patients
Karen P.Y. Liu, Chetwyn C.H. Chan

Review Article

Influence of Inspiratory Muscle Weakness on Inspiratory Muscle Training Responses in Chronic Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Dayane Montemezzo, Guilherme Augusto Fregonezi, Danielle Aparecida Pereira, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, W. Darlene Reid

Measurement Tool

Measurement Characteristics and Clinical Utility of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised Among Individuals With Acquired Brain Injury
Erin Donnelly, Karen McCulloch

Podcast Interview Article

Towards a Better Measure of Brain Injury Outcome: New Measures or a New Metric?
Jacob Kean, James F. Malec