Occupational health physical therapy

Johnston, Venerina (2013) Occupational health physical therapy. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18 5: 313-315. doi:10.1179/1083319613Z.000000000132

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Author Johnston, Venerina
Title Occupational health physical therapy
Journal name Physical Therapy Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-3196
1743-288X
Publication date 2013-10
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1179/1083319613Z.000000000132
Volume 18
Issue 5
Start page 313
End page 315
Total pages 3
Place of publication Leeds, W Yorks, United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The field of Occupational Health Physical Therapy (OHPT) is a recognised subspecialty of the Physical Therapy profession in many countries. For many Physical Therapists, this may seem a ‘new’ field but Physical Therapists have been intimately involved in the prevention and management of work-related injuries for over 70 years. While this field of Physical Therapy is not yet recognised by the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, there are ongoing efforts by member countries advocating for inclusion of this speciality field. Physical Therapists have a role to play in the primary prevention of injury and the secondary prevention of disability through interventions to assist the individual to return to work safely and expeditiously. This special issue of Physical Therapy Reviews had two objectives. The first was to highlight the role of the Physical Therapist in industry and through a heightened awareness of the unique skills that Physical Therapists bring to the workplace, encourage others to move into this rewarding field of practice. Secondly, we wanted to provide a snapshot of the breadth of research being undertaken by Physical Therapists around the world in the field of OHPT. Evidence supporting the benefit of interventions where Physical Therapists play an integral role is essential to gain acceptance from within the profession and from external providers.
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Sub-type: Editorial
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Created: Wed, 27 Nov 2013, 09:52:02 EST by Dr Venerina Johnston on behalf of Physiotherapy