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This October, the American Physical Therapy Association's National Physical Therapy Month to Focus on Nation's Obesity Epidemic
Date:10/22/2007

gton University School of Medicine. "Rather, physical therapists need to regard obesity as a primary concern for intervention," she adds. Previous research** conducted by Dr. Deusinger confirmed recent rising health concerns on college campuses. Her study of 300 undergrads at Washington University in St Louis found that 70 percent of the students had gained an average of nine pounds between their freshman and sophomore years, and most were still not meeting recommended guidelines for healthy eating and exercise behavior.

"To say the least, the results of this study are cause for concern," notes Deusinger. "People are dying from the effects of obesity, and it's not just our parents and grandparents anymore; it's our friends, siblings, and colleagues. No one is immune from the dual epidemics of obesity and sedentary behavior."

Oscar Gallardo, PT, MSPT, NCS is the Program Director of the University of Southern California's Physical Therapy Community Clinic's Fit Families Program, which focuses on overweight and obese children. The program provides pro-bono preventive and wellness physical therapy services to underserved elementary school-aged children in the local community diagnosed with or at high risk for diabetes and conditions associated with physical inactivity. "In addition to the psychosocial consequences of obesity, children who are overweight often develop cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, and diabetes," says Gallardo. In partnership with the community, intervention focuses on culturally relevant, personalized and structured nutrition as well as exercise and physical-activity-related education for children in collaboration with their families to enhance potential for long-term lifestyle change.

Cheryl Resnik, DPT, President of the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) is also the Director of Community Outreach for the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southe
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