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ACE Report #6414
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

ECTES: Intensive physiotherapy is more beneficial than usual PT for trauma patients

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A more intensive physiotherapy program improves physical function for trauma patients

Contributing Authors: SC Calthorpe EA Barber AE Holland L Kimmel MJ Webb C Hodgson R Gruen

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An unspecified number of trauma patients were randomized to undergo either an intensive or usual physical therapy regimen. The purpose of this study was to compare these two rehabilitation approaches with respect to short-term physical function, patient satisfaction and length of stay. Upon completion of the study, the more intensive physical therapy regimen was found to yield significantly greate...

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