Authored by an international team of experts especially for physiotherapists, this new, one-of-a-kind resource examines evidence-based practice in physiotherapy - defining what constitutes evidence and how to implement findings in the day-to-day clinical setting. It discusses government and professional requirements for evidence-based medicine and clinical reasoning, and offers easy-to-follow guidelines for finding and applying evidence. It also offers useful strategies for determining whether benefits provided by physiotherapy interventions are significant enough to make the intervention worthwhile. Written specifically for physiotherapists Step-by-step guide to practice of evidence-based physiotherapy Written at different levels depending on reader's expertise: highlighted critical points and text box summaries for readers new to these concepts detailed explanations in text for intermediate readers footnotes for advanced readers Detailed presentation of strategies for searching for evidence, including using the www, search engines and physiotherapy specific databases Extensive consideration of clinical practice guidelinesGaps between research and practice exist, so the translation of research into practice is an important issue. ... Making evidence-based physiotherapy happen is a challenge to both individuals and organizations, so action is ... Such management activities are important because individuals need support, access to resources and a culture ... The target group for this chapter is, therefore, primarily physiotherapy and health service leaders, managers of health services and policy-makers.
|Title||:||Practical Evidence-based Physiotherapy|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier Health Sciences - 2005|