3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
May 18-20, 2015 San Antonio, USA

Theme: Trends and New Approaches in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also referred to as physiatry, is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairment and disability. This specialty involves diagnosis and treatment of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, the management of comorbidities and co-impairments, diagnostic and therapeutic injection procedures, electrodiagnostic medicine, and emphasis on prevention of complications of disability from secondary conditions.There are 227 accredited and developing Physical Therapy Schools in USA. Within USA, there are 49 societies which are actively involved in working towards the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation .The U.S. News & World Report Doctor Finder has detailed profiles for 81 physiatrists in San Antonio, Texas. The most profitable Orthopedic and Spine Device Companies of the world related to physical medicine are located in Texas.

Physiatrists are trained in the rehabilitation of neurologic disorders, and in the diagnosis and management of impairments of the musculoskeletal (including sports and occupational aspects) and other organ systems, and the long-term management of patients with disabling conditions. Physiatrists provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams concerned with maximal restoration or development of physical, psychological, social, occupational and vocational functions in persons whose abilities have been limited by disease, trauma, congenital disorders or pain to enable people to achieve their maximum functional abilities.


Importance & Scope:

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment.

Our aim is to collect researchers, students, industrialists and physiatrists belonging to the field of rehabilitation and to provide them a platform for discussion about recent developments in this field and showcasing of new products by industries.

Physical Medicine-2015 is an international platform for presenting research about latest trends and developments in the field of rehabilitation, contributes to the dissemination of knowledge in marketing for the benefit of both the academia and business. It will discuss about various fields related to physical medicine like chiropody, occupational therapy and pain management.

Why San Antonio?

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States of America and the 2nd largest city within the state of Texas, with a population of 1.33 million. Famous for Spanish missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, Marriage Island and host to SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, the city is visited by approximately 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The city is home to the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest in the country. San Antonio has a strong military presence. It is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lack Land Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city. Kelly Air Force Base was operated out of San Antonio until 2001, when the airfield was transferred over to Lakeland AFB and the remaining portions of the base became Port San Antonio, an industrial/business park. San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

San Antonio hosts over 100,000 students in its 31 higher-education institutions. Publicly supported schools include the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, and the Alamo Community College District. The University of Texas at San Antonio is San Antonio's largest university.

Conference Highlights:

  • Diet and Physical Health
  • Disability and Management
  • Occupational Therapy and Physical Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Exercise and Trauma
  • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Pain and Injury Management
  • Industrial Health and Management
  • Addiction and Rehabilitation

Why to attend???

An international conference provides a common platform to share knowledge among academicians and researchers from various countries.

It also gives opportunities to the related companies to share information about their latest products and also provides a platform for advertisement of their companies, hence increasing their popularity.

A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event:



Major Associations around the globe:

World Confederation for Physical Therapy


The Japanese Physical Therapy Association


International Association of Healthcare Practitioners


Korean Physical Therapy Association


American Physical Therapy Association


New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists


Australian Physiotherapy Association


Norwegian Physiotherapy Association


Canadian Physiotherapy Association


Singapore Physiotherapy Association


Danish Physiotherapy Association


South African Society of Physiotherapy


Finnish Association of Physical Therapists


Spanish Physiotherapy Association


German Physiotherapy Association


Swedish Association of registered Physiotherapists


Icelandic Physiotherapy Association


(UK) Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Indian Association of Physiotherapists


The Physical Therapy Association of The R.O.C.


Table 1: Major Associations around the globe


Societies/Associations relevant to Physical Medicine in USA:

                    Table 2: Major Associations in USA

Target Audience:

Physiatrists, Orthopedics, Kinesiologists,Chiropractors, Researchers,DPT students and healthcare professionals related to the field of rehabilitation.

Target Audience:

Industry       50%

Academia     30%

Others          20%



   Figure 2: Target Audience for Physical Medicine-2015

Top Universities in USA:

University of Southern California

University of Delaware

University of Pittsburgh

Washington University in St. Louis

University of Iowa

U.S. Army-​Baylor University

                                                  Figure 2 : Top Universities in USA

                                                  Source Reference


San Antonio Vs. Texas Physical Therapy employment growth

                                       Figure 3 : San Antonio Vs. Texas Physical Therapy employment growth

                                               Source Reference




  1. http://www.physicaltherapist.com/resources/physical-therapy-associations
  2.  http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/physical-therapy-rankings
  3.  http://www.educationnews.org/career-index/physical-therapy-schools-in-texas/


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