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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT BRINGS THE PHYSIOTHERAPY PROFESSION TOGETHER THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
Physiopedia, a global wiki-based web resource provides a home for physiotherapists and physical therapists all over the world to collaborate. It is a open and non-profit project that aims to improve global health by the free dissemination of physiotherapy and physical therapy knowledge
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 20 June 2011 – Physiopedia (http://www.physio-pedia.com), a global wiki-based web resource for the physiotherapy and physical therapy profession will be on exhibit at the World Congress for Physical Therapy this week in Amsterdam. Physiopedia’s misson is to improve global health by promoting the open dissemination of physiotherapy knowledge and aims to be the preeminent online global resource for the physiotherapy profession.
Launched in January 2009, Physiopedia has already gained a reputation as a key knowledge resource and has received support from many universities in the United States, Europe and around the globe. Executive Director, Rachael Lowe, a physiotherapist and technology specialist from the UK, is thrilled with the profession’s warm welcome to Physiopedia. “Right from the site’s launch, there was involvement from several universities and, in particular, students from around the world. Physiopedia offers a place for all physiotherapists to contribute, share, and gain knowledge,” she explains. Content on Physiopedia is driven by experts and represents an evidence-based approach to patient care. As a wiki, Physiopedia relies on user input and collaborative peer review to maintain the current status of the content on the site, as well as to check for accuracy.
“We use the same wiki engine as Wikipedia,” explains Lowe, “so the site is built on a proven, stable platform that can grow with the profession for years to come.” To date, the site has received visitors from 184 countries, nearly all the countries in the world, and has built over 500 pages of content. Physiopedia can serve as a reference library, a place to disseminate research, and a place for educational and professional development projects to take place, as it strives to gather the sum of all physiotherapy knowledge and make it freely available to all.
Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, an Assistant Professor at Texas State University has been involved with Physiopedia from the start, and has used Physiopedia as part of first professional and residency training for his students. “The flexibility of the platform and ease of use has allowed us to be very innovative in the types of projects we develop,” says Robertson. “In general, the student response to the site is overwhelmingly positive. The students enjoy the opportunity to do projects that persist beyond the classroom and provide a benefit to physiotherapists around the world.”
With such a broad online presence and a policy rooted in open access, Physiopedia can be particularly useful to physiotherapists operating in remote parts of the globe. “Imagine a world in which all physiotherapists will freely access and share knowledge, a place where all of us, globally, can collaborate, a place where we can unite across the world to improve patient care, contribute to global health and promote our profession,” ponders Lowe. “We want to spread the word that we are here, we’ve got good content, and we’re free.”
Physiopedia is on display at WCPT Congress in Amsterdam this week, booth #R17
For more information on Physiopedia, visit: http://www.physio-pedia.com
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rachael Lowe, please e-mail Rachael at rachael[at]physio-pedia.com
Our readers know Physiopedia as an innovative project that supports the free dissemination of knowledge and collaboration within the global physiotherapy profession. Our sponsors know us as that, too. As thanks to our sponsors we like to introduce them to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You too can say thanks to Evidence In Motion for making Physiopedia possible by tweeting them.
Evidence In Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. To find out more about EIM visit the Evidence In Motion page in Physiopedia or visit their website.
Interested in being a Physiopedia sponsor? Our readers are physiotherapists and physical therapists, and other health care workers from all over the world. To find out more about our sponsor packages, visit our sponsor page or email Rachael.
I was just looking over a few statistics in preparation for my presentation at WCPT Congress next week and was astounded to discover that Physiopedia has been visited by people from 184 countries!! There are 196 countries in the world, so we only have 12 to go before we have a complete global reach. Take a look at the report below and see if you can spot which countries are missing?