Physical inactivity: a behavioral disorder in the physical therapist's scope of practice

Description
Title: Physical inactivity: a behavioral disorder in the physical therapist's scope of practice
Authors: Boisgontier, MP
Iversen, MD
Date: 2020
Abstract: In health, the gold standard is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.1 This state is weakened by physical inactivity, which involves a higher risk of cardiovascular disease,2 hypertension,3 diabetes,2,4 cancer,5 depression,6 and obesity.7 Moreover, 6% to 10% of all deaths from non-communicable diseases worldwide can be attributed to physical inactivity.8 These adverse effects of physical activity provide evidence that physically active individuals are closer to the gold standard of health than inactive individuals. Therefore, physical activity – not inactivity – should be the standard reference behavior. In this framework, physical inactivity is a clinically significant disturbance in an individual's behavior, which is the definition of a behavioral disorder.9 Therefore, physical inactivity should be treated as such.
URL: https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/100/5/743/5707304?redirectedFrom=fulltext
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/40841
DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa011
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications
Files