The Texas Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society was founded in 1989 to serve the physiatrists of the state. To be a voice for Texas physiatrists to further them in serving their patients in the state of Texas. We are a 501 3(c) organization that promotes education and research to further advance the specialty of PMR. We also represent the members with a seat on the Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee which develops the Local Coverage determinations.
What is PMR?
The American Academy of PM&R originated in 1938, and the American Board of PM&R (ABPM&R) was established in 1947 and approved by the Advisory Board of Medical Specialties as one of twenty-four official medical specialties. Their focus is on diagnosing, treating, and preventing the effects of illness or trauma that can cause disability. A physiatrist is a medical or osteopathic physician who focuses his practice to restore function and reintegration back into all aspects of patient’s life.
Our purpose is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health through an understanding and utilization of the function and procedures of physical medicine and rehabilitation.