Data from 5,214 patients with shoulder pain were analyzed to determine predictive characteristics that identify patients who either have a low-risk or a high-risk of a bad prognosis to physical therapy care. Dr. Rodeghero and his team used multinomial regression to identify significant patient characteristics predictive of treatment response. FOTO’s research database has been cited in 100 peer-reviewed medical journals.
“Shoulder impairments are among the most common conditions seen in outpatient physical therapy settings, consuming significant healthcare dollars,” commented Al Amato, MBA, PT, co-founder and President of FOTO.
“The economic considerations for efficient and effective physical therapy care to restore a patient’s shoulder function and reduce pain are important topics in healthcare today. Dr. Rodeghero’s paper makes a significant contribution to the literature to improve clinical knowledge in this area,” added Mark Werneke, PT, MS, Dip, MDT and member of FOTO’s Research Advisory Board.
FOTO’s D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Award program honors Dennis Hart PT, PhD (deceased 2012) and recognizes medical practitioners and researchers who make notable contributions toward promoting quality and cost-effectiveness in healthcare.
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