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"The Economic Value of Physical Therapy in the United States" uses an economic model to calculate the net benefits to patients and the U.S. health care system of choosing physical therapy over alternative treatments for the eight conditions below.

These conditions were chosen for the strength of their scientific research in allowing for a solid economic evaluation of the net benefit of physical therapy. They reflect the core of physical therapist services, with a variety of patient demographics, stages of life, and the breadth of physical therapist practice.