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Mizzou Physical Therapy showcases research at Combined Sections Meeting 2020

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Mizzou Physical Therapy showcases research at Combined Sections Meeting 2020 In February, the faculty and students from the Department of Physical Therapy traveled to Denver, Colorado, to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s largest national conference, the Combined Sections Meeting. With a record 19 research presentations, Mizzou PT was well-represented. Specifically, Dr. Carmen Abbott, PT, PhD and co-authors presented a two-hour session titled, “TUG & Beyond! The Geriatric Balance & Fall SIG Outcome Measures Toolkit.” This presentation was the culmination of over two years of work from a nation-wide task force by the Geriatrics Section of the American Physical Therapy Association to critically appraise current fall risk and balance outcomes measures for older adults. To enhance clinical decision-making regarding fall risk and balance assessments for older adults across various settings or with different diagnoses, Dr. Abbott and her team developed the Balance & Falls Outcome Measure Toolkit for Geriatric Fall/Balance...

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