Each month we feature some our most valued contributions to Physiopedia in the preceding months. We are very grateful to all these contributors in July 2011:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Evidence-based Practice Project
This project has been a great effort from the students of VUB. Not only have they completed the project in a second language but the quality of their articles has been really very good. Thank you to Peter Vaes, his team and the students involved.
We wanted to highlight this page that was created by DPT students as part of a recent project at Texas State University, it is a great example of the use of evidence, images and video.
Manual Therapy and Exercise Intervention in the Treatment of Shoulder and Neck Pain in a Patient with Mental Health Comorbidities: A Case Report
We are grateful toDavid Gillette for contributing this case report that he completed as part of his registration education.
Evidence In Motion
Thanks to Evidence In Motion for becoming a Gold Sponsor. Evidence In Motion 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.
At WCPT we were neighboured by the Muscle and Motion stand which provide an online interactive 3D anatomy and strength training learning tool. A lot of work has gone into developing this dynamic visual resource that makes musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology easier to learn, remember and understand. What is great is that they also have a YouTube channel where some demos of their software can be accessed for free. Not only that but it can be embedded into Physiopedia. So, if you are looking for video imagery of muscle anatomy or exercises to include in your Physiopedia article be sure to have a look at Muscle and Motions YouTube channel to see if there is anything that is suitable for you to use.
See this example below..
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.
Interactive Medical Productions aims to improve the delivery of healthcare and wellness services through the use of mobile and web based technology. “We believe that every patient deserves the highest quality care that can be delivered to them. At Interactive Medical Productions we strive to help every facility give every patient the best treatment using the latest technology”.
Interactive Medical Productions currently has two apps available for iOS and Android. Ustabilize is an app that monitors balance and GetMyROM which is a new mobile inclinometer that allows you to accurately measure ROM to the tenth degree.
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.
Fellows from Evidence in Motion, one of our Gold Sponsors, have created pages in Physiopedia before as part of their Fellowship programme. This new project is led by Dan Rhon, another of our Gold Sponsors with his apps at Clinically Relevant, and is a more structured approach to creating evidence based articles surrounding a specific topic.
Fellows will be divided into 5 groups of 2-3 people to work together. The expectation for these projects is that they are extensive and a comprehensive review of all available literature on each topic. They will be highly referenced and written at the level and profiency of a clinician at the fellowship level. These are the five topics that the fellows will be working on:
- Mobilization Grades
- Spine Segmental Assessment
- Subjective Exam – Diagnostic Strength
- Visual & Palpatory Alignment Assessment
We hope that the fellows enjoy this project, we will certainly enjoy having them contribute to Physiopedia! Read more about this project here.