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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005 Nov;35(11):699-707.

Primary care physical therapy practice models.

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VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. brian.murphy@med.va.gov

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief background on the concept of primary care physical therapy, describe 3 existing models of primary care physical therapy, explore their similarities and differences, and discuss the potential implications and opportunities for the profession. The programs at US Army medical facilities, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System are presented by the author affiliated with each respective program.

PMID:
16355912
DOI:
10.2519/jospt.2005.35.11.699
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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