Victims of domestic violence account for a significant number of women who use health care services, and the nature of domestic violence injuries will often necessitate physical therapy and rehabilitation. The rapport that a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant develops with a patient may facilitate the revelation of abuse by that patient, it could even save a life. APTA's guidelines give a needed background on the issue and the role that physical therapists have in identifying, treating and advocating for women and any others who are abused by a current or former intimate partner.
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Patient and Client Care, Continuing Education