Home-based physical therapy for elder hip fracture patients

Dr. Kate Mangione discusses a study recently published in JAMA that looked at the effects of home-based physical therapy on elderly hip fracture patients.

Dr. Kate Mangione, professor of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University, was among the first 14 specialists to earn Board Certification in Geriatric Physical Therapy. Her clinical career has focused on working with older adults in acute care, adult inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute and nursing home settings, as well as home health care. Likewise, Dr. Mangione’s research has focused on older adults. She was a 2013 fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and is a member of the Fracture and Fragility Network, where she serves on the Physiotherapy special interest group. Dr. Mangione has been the recipient of several APTA awards, including the Catherine Worthingham Fellow; the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member; the Lucy Blair Service Award; and the Joan Mills Award from the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. She received her entry-level degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, and master’s and doctorate degrees in Gerontology from New York University.

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