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Physical Therapy Management of Older Adults with Hip Fracture

Christine M. McDonough, PT, PhD, Marcie Harris-Hayes, PT, DPT, MSCI, Morten Tange Kristensen, PT, PhD, Jan Arnholtz Overgaard, PT, MSc, Thomas B. Herring, DPT, Anne M. Kenny, MD, Kathleen Kline Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA

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Physical Therapy Management of Older Adults with Hip Fracture

Christine M. McDonough, PT, PhD, Marcie Harris-Hayes, PT, DPT, MSCI, Morten Tange Kristensen, PT, PhD, Jan Arnholtz Overgaard, PT, MSc, Thomas B. Herring, DPT, Anne M. Kenny, MD, Kathleen Kline Mangione, PT, PhD, FAPTA

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Management of Falls in Community- Dwelling Older Adults: Clinical Guidance Statement From the APTA Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association

Keith G. Avin, Timothy A. Hanke, Neva Kirk-Sanchez, Christine M. McDonough, Tiffany E. Shubert, Jason Hardage, Greg Hartley

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Management of Falls in Community- Dwelling Older Adults: Clinical Guidance Statement From the APTA Geriatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association

Keith G. Avin, Timothy A. Hanke, Neva Kirk-Sanchez, Christine M. McDonough, Tiffany E. Shubert, Jason Hardage, Greg Hartley

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Determining Risk of Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Using Posttest Probability

Michelle M. Lusardi , PT, DPT, PhD 1 ; Stacy Fritz , PT, PhD 2 ; Addie Middleton , PT, DPT, PhD 3; Leslie Allison , PT, PhD 4; Mariana Wingood , PT, DPT, GCS 5 ; Emma Phillips , PT, DPT, GCS 6;

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Determining Risk of Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Using Posttest Probability

Michelle M. Lusardi , PT, DPT, PhD 1 ; Stacy Fritz , PT, PhD 2 ; Addie Middleton , PT, DPT, PhD 3; Leslie Allison , PT, PhD 4; Mariana Wingood , PT, DPT, GCS 5 ;

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Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Osteoporosis

Hartley, Gregory W. PT, DPT, FAPTA1; Roach, Kathryn E. PT, PhD1; Nithman, Robert W. PT, DPT, PhD2; Betz, Sherri R. PT, DPT3; Lindsey, Carleen PT, MScAH4; Fuchs, Robyn K. PhD, FACSM5; Avin, Keith G. PT, DPT, PhD5

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Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Osteoporosis

Hartley, Gregory W. PT, DPT, FAPTA1; Roach, Kathryn E. PT, PhD1; Nithman, Robert W. PT, DPT, PhD2; Betz, Sherri R. PT, DPT3; Lindsey, Carleen PT, MScAH4; Fuchs, Robyn K. PhD, FACSM5; Avin, Keith G. PT, DPT, PhD5

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Additional Practice Information

  • In alliance with the Academy’s Mission and Vision, the physical therapy care of older adults encompasses the entirety of the aging person within their unique environment and throughout their aging process. We believe the Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant (PT/PTA) must advocate to reduce health disparities and health care inequities, improve access to health care services, and address the health, wellness, and preventative health care needs of people.
  • To that end, APTA Geriatrics presents the following guiding principles for Best Practices in providing geriatric physical therapy.

  • These recommendations are based on the best available scientific evidence and consensus from experts in their respective professions including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and from the National Institutes of Health- the National Institute on Aging. These recommendations provide the framework for prescribing specific exercises by listing the key elements of exercise prescription (frequency, intensity, duration, volume). Physical therapists should use these recommendations as a starting place to design optimal and safe exercise programs. Download Here

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  • The Journal of Physical Therapy Education, Issue 2, 2014, is a special issue on education to improve practice for older adults. We are very pleased to share this issue with the members of the APTA Geriatrics. Visit Here
  • A first-of-its-kind study shows that physical therapy and occupational therapy provide functional benefits to most patients in postacute care settings, with evidence of significant rehabilitative value across 1.4 million Medicare cases.   This research used data that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made available for the first time. The findings have implications for postacute care payment system reforms and can serve as a baseline for future studies.   Read more and download a summary and charts.

A Joint Report by the APTA Geriatrics Practice Committee (Greg Hartley, Chair), the Reimbursement/Legislative Affairs Committee (Ellen Strunk, Chair), and the GeriEDGE Task Force (Michelle Lusardi, Chair)

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