LEADING ORGANIZATIONS RECOMMEND HEALTHY CHOICES
flooded with "get healthy" or "grow younger" messages
everyday, but with little results. The health of Americans continues
to be adversely affected by obesity, physical inactivity, sleep
poor posture and smoking. This is not limited to adults but is also
growing in epidemic proportion in our children. Each year, millions
of individuals suffer with back pain primary due to modifiable risk
factors such as lifestyle, obesity, posture and sleep habits. Each year
millions of individuals also suffer the ravages of heart disease, stroke
Spine Association (ISA), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American
Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA),
are four leading organizations committed to reducing the risk for
disability and death. These organizations are committed to helping
make healthy choices each and everyday. Learning the habits of making
healthy choices will reduce the risk of acquiring disorders that may
lead to reduced quality of life and disability. Eating right, getting
active, obtaining enough restorative sleep, not smoking, taking care
of the spine and seeing healthcare specialists will help individuals
stay healthy while avoiding those disorders that may impair their
of life or lead to a loss of life.
about the spine and spine health, go to www.spineinfromation.org,
a website which provides information and informational links about
for people looking to make healthy choices each and everyday. Membership
with the ISA is free.
Inform a Colleague
Expand and Educate Your Spinecare Network
Welcome to the Inform a Colleague area of the Academy Website. The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) strives to implement new and more efficient methods for members to communicate with other healthcare professionals. One of the most effective tools is the online "Inform a Colleague" function. This function can be used to expand and educate your spinecare referral network. It also represents a resource to conveniently inform others about trends in spinecare and about offers of organizations such as the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP), the International Spine Association (ISA). The link library also contains an application for membership with the AASP.
The online "Inform a Colleague" feature provides an invaluable time-saving service for keeping spinecare professionalsup-to-date, expanding the spinecare network, stimulating interdisciplinary referrals and for inviting colleagues to join the AASP. The library of links is always being updated with useful information and resources. The linked messages can be used to
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This level of membership is for physicians (MD, DC, DO) whose practice/interest includes patients with spinal disorders. ($295)
This level of membership is for allied healthcare professionals involved in spinecare and/or spine research. This includes physical therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician's assistants, diagnostic technicians, surgical technicians, exercise instructors, personal trainers and individuals who hold a PhD and work in the field of spinecare. ($150)
This level of membership is for residents, fellows and students who have an interest in spinecare. ($35)
Membership will automatically renew each calendar year starting from the date of membership renewal or membership acceptance unless the AASP is specifically notified in writing by the member at least 30 days prior to their renewal date. Please address all correspondence to the AASP Office of Member Services.
Review the accuracy of your contact information and practice profile information including your email address. To update your profile online go to www.spinephysicians.org and login using your unique member ID and PIN as noted below.
Please notify the AASP if you no longer meet membership criteria.
This includes maintaining an active license to practice.