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Specialty health care group expands physical medicine network

By PR Newswire   


May 5, 2014 – The U.S. National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO) will announce the expansion of their Physical Medicine Management Alliance (PMMA) this week during the annual Specialty Health Summit, which kicks off today in Nashville, TN and runs until May 7th.

The PMMA is NASHO’s most recent specialty medicine group and was founded
in 2012 when chiropractic and complementary alternative medicine (CAM)
members of NASHO formed the Chiropractic/CAM Council. The Alliance,
which is headed by chairwoman Tabatha Erck, CEO of ChiroCare in
Minnesota, is made up of various members representing the physical
medicine network.

Over the past year the Alliance saw the
opportunity to expand membership to include a larger variety of physical
medicine organizations such as podiatry, speech therapy and physical
and occupational therapy. Following this expansion, membership has grown
and the Alliance is now ready to reveal a new logo and profile page on
NASHO’s website. Further to the unveiling of the group’s new and
improved identity they will be hosting a physical medicine-focused track
at this week’s Specialty Health Summit.


“PMMA is thrilled to
expand its scope yet maintain the common conviction that physical
medicine delivers quality outcomes, often at a lower cost and with a
smoother recovery than more invasive measures," Erck said.

PMMA aims to gain greater recognition for physical medicine in the
health-care field and works to raise awareness, as well as increase
access and research for the physical medicine industry.

executive director Julian Roberts recognized the PMMA’s efforts saying,
“The collective dedication of the Alliance members has already resulted
in several significant achievements – accomplishments that not only
benefit the physical medicine community, but specialty healthcare as a

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