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March 2021 - Volume 100 - Issue 3

  • Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
  • 0894-9115
  • 1537-7385
  • 12 issues / year
  • Sports Sciences 49/85, Rehabilitation 26/68
  • 1.838

March 2021

Dear AJPM&R Readers,

This issue of the AJPM&R is a good example of the breadth and scope of research activity in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  We continue to see research efforts associated with COVID-19, particularly in the use of telerehabilitation.  The section on original research includes articles from 6 countries with research studies on stroke, traumatic brain injury, post-polio, and chronic pain.  The unifying principle is a better understanding of impairments, the nature of activity restrictions, and limited participation of persons with different health conditions.  The Editor's pick for this month is an excellent discussion of the value and role of inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRF).  It is true that most persons that could benefit from rehabilitation do not require this level of care. However, IRF's have provided excellent services for those recovering from more severe illnesses or injuries.  The future role of IRFs in integrated and learning health systems is an important topic for discussion.  Several interesting images complement these articles. ​

I hope you will enjoy reading this month's issue of the AJPM&R!

Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, FRCP

Current Issue Highlights

COVID-19 Outbreak During Inpatient Rehabilitation: Impact on Settings and Clinical Course of Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Patients

Spielmanns, Marc; Pekacka-Egli, Anna-Maria; Cecon, Mikis; More

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 100(3):203-208, March 2021.

Published February 2021
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