Diet and nutrition are key components of many conditions managed by physical therapists.
Nutrition can directly affect recovery and function while an individual is under a physical therapist's care. Thus, PTs should be concerned with and address nutritional intake and eating patterns of their patients and clients.
PTs should consider several factors before engaging in nutrition and diet services.
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Additional Nutrition and Physical Therapy Content
Jun 29, 2021 / Perspective
Current trends continually place an emphasis on unhealthy dietary habits and negative body image standards.
Jun 15, 2021 / Perspective
The lead author of two recent PTJ articles on the PT's role in nutrition says the profession can make a difference.
Jun 14, 2021 / Podcast
Dr. Jette and the author discuss a range of issues, from the relationship and professional boundaries between physical therapists and dieticians, to practical recommendations for identifying and understanding the behaviors, socioeconomic determinants, and environmental factors that can affect access to proper nutrition.
Jul 27, 2020 / Podcast
As we move through life, we are confronted by moments, unexpected and unplanned, that can change us forever, if only we allow them to do so. By Ann W. Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH
Jun 10, 2020 / Perspective
During this crisis we can study and apply the principles of wellness into our own daily lives.
Oct 29, 2018 / Perspective
Students volunteered their time to participate in a garden cleanup effort at one of the local community gardens near the campus.
Aug 15, 2018 / Perspective
Research shows that PTs can play an active role in lifestyle-related interventions, such as nutrition.