Health Care Today
It is an exciting and challenging time for health care worldwide. It is a time of great opportunity. For those involved in the practice of physical medicine, it is a chance to shape the discussion and debate everywhere on the broad issues of health care and the contributions that physical and functional medicine can make to solving them. It is a defining moment for physical and functional medicine practitioners in which they can chart a new, exciting path to serve the changing needs of increasing numbers of patients.
The ACOPM is the first organization to provide allied professionals in all areas of physical and functional medicine worldwide a common forum to identify and develop inventive approaches to best respond to continually changing patient needs. This collaborative process enables practitioners to enhance and refine a body of knowledge developed over centuries. Through ACOPM membership, practitioners have access to an enriching multi-disciplinary environment filled with passionate professionals in which to learn, research, share experience and teach. Members participate and have the opportunity to collaborate in thought-provoking educational symposia, most with CME/CEU credit. However, the real power ACOPM brings to practitioners is the opportunity to chart the future for physical and functional medicine and to solidify the critical role these fields play in the practice of comprehensive and effective health care.
The Mission of the American College of Physical Medicine (ACOPM) is to enhance soft tissue knowledge among physicians and other health care professionals regardless of discipline, and to encourage them to incorporate Physical and Functional Medicine to treat connective tissue and other disorders into their practices.
Our Commitments for the Future
- Professional education and training. The American College of Physical Medicine provides comprehensive educational programs for clinicians and students on all aspects of manual medicine using an integrative, interdisciplinary approach. The ACOPM course portfolio offers a broad range of workshops on issues and subjects of intense public and practitioner concern, most with CME/CEU credits. Sign up for CME/CEU courses today.
- Multi-disciplinary international membership. ACOPM membership is open to physicians and other health care professionals from any discipline with an interest in Physiatrics—the health care discipline focused on connective tissue issues and treatment techniques. Join ACOPM today.
- Medical graduate school education. ACOPM will lead Initiatives to encourage the inclusion of a strong, clearly defined Physical and Functional Medicine teaching module in the curricula of all medical schools in post graduate training.
- Public education and advocacy. ACOPM will sponsor educational and informational programs on a wide variety of physical and functional medical subjects to provide individuals the tools to be thoughtful, confident consumers of physical and functional medical services. This will be combined with ongoing advocacy support for non-doctoral professionals including acupuncturists, athletic trainers, massage therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, personal trainers and physical therapists. Sign Up for CME/CEU Courses Today!