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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Live Long Walk Strong rehabilitation program: What features improve mobility skills?
Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Bean

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $294,019
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Slow walking speed is highly prevalent among Veterans beginning in midlife. It is a major predictor of functional independence, independent of disease status and a predictor for subsequent hospitalization, disability and death. While rehabilitative care is the standard treatment for those with slow gait speed, the optimal mode of treatment is not yet identified. We have strong clinical support that a new model of physical therapy care known as Live Long Walk Strong (LLWS) may be an efficacious t...

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