APTA has developed this handout that lists the wealth of research on the value, impact, and benefits of physical therapy in reducing the risk of falling and injuries from falls. You can use this to advocate to employers, peers, and the general public. Select studies have been chosen through comprehensive searches of the health sciences literature.
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Patients receiving physical therapy within three months of diagnosis reported significantly lower rates of falls as much as 12 months later.
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