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In this Point of View, we discuss ways of advancing physical therapy interventions by studying causal mechanisms, and conclude with a clinical scenario to illustrate how a mechanistic study might inform clinical practice.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/ptj/pzx095

Type

Journal article

Journal

Physical therapy

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Date

01/12/2017

Volume

97

Pages

1119 - 1121

Addresses

Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Windmill Road, Headington, Oxford, UK OX3 7LD, and School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.