|Understanding Physiotherapy Research|
'The requirement for physiotherapists to engage with evidence-based practice has never been more apparent and the benefits of such an approach are clear. Evidence derived from research is a cornerstone of evidence-based practice but before such evidence can be incorporated into an evidence-based paradigm is should be appraised and its trustworthiness and applicability considered. This means that evidence-based physiotherapy practitioners need to be aware of the inherent strengths and limitations of research studies and what this means for their practice.'
The aim of this blog
Understanding, appraising and accessing physiotherapy research is not always a straightforward process and it is not uncommon for physiotherapists to become lost in the language and world of research. Building on the book Understanding Physiotherapy Research, this blog aims to be an accessible learning resource that, over time, will present learning materials relating to research and research methods, critical appraisals of published research, and sign-post to other resources, including clinical academic career development. The intention is to offer a platform upon which readers can bridge the gap between clinical practice and research.