Otago exercise program in the United States: comparison of 2 implementation models

Source: Physical Therapy

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Date of publication:  February 2017 vol. 97 iss. 2 pps. 187-197

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Otago Exercise Program (OEP) is an evidence-based fall prevention program delivered by a physical therapist in 6 visits over a year. Despite documented effectiveness, there has been limited adoption of the OEP by physical therapists in the United States. To facilitate dissemination, 2 models have been developed: (1) the US OEP provided by a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the home or outpatient setting and (2) the community OEP provided by a non–physical therapist and a physical therapist consultant. It is unknown whether such modifications result in similar outcomes.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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