Physical and occupational therapy are very different disciplines, but the same basic ideas apply.
They require a very different set of skills and have very different outcomes.
They are both important.
The key to understanding why we have different outcomes is to understand the physical and physical therapy models.
This is what the authors of the article, from the University of Sydney and the Australian Institute of Physical Therapy, have done.
They analysed data from more than 200,000 participants in both physical and non-physical occupational physical therapists in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
They also looked at data from a national sample of physical therapists and found that physical therapists reported significantly higher rates of physical and/or occupational injuries than non-therapists.
The researchers also found that the use of a speed-based model is superior to a simple linear or logistic regression model to predict physical and mental disability, with the speed model also having greater predictive value than the linear model.
This means that the combination of a linear and a speed model is better than just using a linear model alone, they say.
They add that speed- based models are also less likely to result in higher levels of mental impairment.
The paper is published in the journal Injury Prevention.
It was written by a team of researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Education, the University at Albany and the University College, London.
The article was co-authored by researchers from a number of Australian universities.
Dr John Ellinghaus, of the Royal Victoria Hospital, who is one of the authors, said the paper highlights the importance of the need for better communication in relation to the use and management of speed-dependent models.
He said the results should be of interest to physical therapists, who are increasingly aware of the different ways they can be used to support their patients.
He urged all physical therapists to take the time to understand and apply these models.
Dr Ellingais said physical therapists should not be confused with physical therapists who do not practice speed-dependence and speed-oriented physical therapy, which involves a combination of physical activity and physical activity therapy.