hello to everbody! von and i would like to welcome you to this forum section regarding evidence-based practice. the concept is simple: identify key questions about patients clinical presentations and appraise the literature about effective management. now, i don't pretend that i'm an expert on this theme nor claim to know all the answers. in fact, i know that most of you are experts in your sub-specialties. hey, maybe some of you knows everything about PT! i'm here to facilitate learning and add to your current body of knowledge. also, as i mentioned to von, my bias is towards sports medicine, orthopedics and manual therapy. and because i practice in the US, i'll be more or less discussing pertinent practice guidelines that are known here. nevertheless, this forum will try to ascertain the applicability of such practice guidelines in the phil. so, it is very important that you guys post your experiences, practice patterns, scope of practice as defined by PPTA and legislative agendas that restricts your ability to fully practice your profession. again, von and i would like to welcome you and we hope to start the wheel.
This is a good topic, as I'm very keen about evidence-based practice. As the need for EBP by all Physiotherapists here in UK has become high priority for those commissioning and delivering healthcare within the NHS (Bury, 1998) Trusts.
Another good thing about this is, eventhough you have an inclination to discuss guidelines and practices in US, atleast, Physio. who works from another Country will be able to see similarities or discrepancies of practices that is needed to apprise Physio. knowledge and effective clinical governance...
The only thing is, I'm not so sure, if this post is open for everyone - for a general topic contributions or are we only to make follow ups with the moderators topics and posts?
Anyway, I commend you guys for this brilliant topic and ideas!