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2nd Edition: Physical Therapy in Geriatrics

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health-Related Quality of Life".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 576

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Department of Physical Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: geriatrics; falls; frailty; physical decline; prevention; exercise
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Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue, entitled “Physical Therapy in Geriatrics”, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has raised a lot of interest since its publication. We are pleased to say that it has been viewed more than 35,000 times! More details can be seen at the link below:

Considering the success and importance of this topic, we are happy to announce the second edition of this Special Issue on “Physical Therapy in Geriatrics” in IJERPH. This is a timely Special Issue considering the current environmental and contextual effects on the health of older adults. The effects of the pandemic, increased cost of living, climate change, and chronic disease burden on older adults are pressing public health issues. Physical therapy plays an important role in preventing physical decline and treating the effects of reduced physical activity associated with COVID-19 and pre-existing low levels of physical activity among older adults. Physical therapists are experiencing the effects of the pandemic and are aware of the increased rates of frailty and functional decline. We aim to disseminate this information, new challenges, efforts, and the effects of physical therapy interventions and treatments delivered to older adults and the innovations implemented to address the new realities faced by older adults.

Dr. Edgar Ramos Vieira
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • physical therapy
  • COVID-19
  • mobility
  • inactivity
  • disability
  • frailty
  • falls
  • prevention
  • treatment
  • telehealth

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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