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Use of physical therapy and subsequent falls among patients with dizziness

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

2023-09-14
(Press-News.org) About The Study: The findings of this study of 805,000 patients ages 18 or older suggest that receipt of physical therapy (PT) after presentation for dizziness was associated with a reduction in fall risk during the subsequent 12 months; thus, timely PT referral for dizziness may be beneficial for these patients. Future research, ideally with a clinical trial design, is needed to explore the independent impact of PT on subsequent falls for adults with dizziness. 

Authors: Meredith E. Adams, M.D., M.S., of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2023.2840)

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[Press-News.org] Use of physical therapy and subsequent falls among patients with dizziness
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery