We would like to welcome Primal Pictures our latest Sponsor to the Physiopedia team. 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.
Primal Pictures is a complete, detailed and accurate 3D model of human anatomy. Available on disc and online and derived from real human data, this range of software provides over 5,000 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations and much more. Primal pictures was established in 1991 with the goal of creating the only complete and medically accurate 3D model of the human anatomy. Their 3D anatomy software is widely adopted in education and it is currently used for patient, practitioner and student education in over 20 countries. To find out more about Primal Pictures visit the Primal Pictures 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.
If you are an educator that is about to set about supporting a Project in Physiopedia here is my advice for making it all a bit easier for yourself. My main recommendation for anyone supporting a student project in Physiopedia is to become familiar yourself with making edits to pages. The best way to do this is by editing your own Profile page in Physiopedia to include links and images. If you need help with any of this you can refer to the User Tutorials.
It is also worth becoming familiar with creating new pages, adding them as links to your Project page and adding a Templates to those new pages for the students to work from.
- For creating new pages – See creating pages tutorial
- If you would like to use a Template for your project just let me know and I will set one up for you. For adding Templates – see adding Templates tutorial.
- For making the links on your Project page – see making links tutorial
After editing your Profile page it is a good idea for you to create an Article in Physiopedia which you can direct your students to as a standard that you would like to see. See the articles from the Texas State Project as an example of some great Articles, they even created their own images and videos!
Then before your students get to work on creating the Articles that you tasked them with it is beneficial to have a familiarisation session in a computer lab. Use this session to go through editing their Profile pages and getting familiar with editing pages, just as you have done following the advice above. These sessions have been proven to be very beneficial in several previous projects and is always something that the students ask for in their feedback.
If you and your students become familiar with editing Physiopedia in this way at the start of your Project the whole experience will become a much greater experience instead of a technological challenge!
Having proven itself as a valuable place to share student work we are gearing up for the new semesters with plans of new projects. The first is from Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh, UK and the second is a collaboration with Morphopedics from Marymount University in the US.
Led by Dr Judith Lane, the project from QMU has been developed for second year students on the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the module ‘Current and Emerging Roles in Physiotherapy Practice’. The aim of the module is to prepare learners for emerging physiotherapy roles in response to changing healthcare needs, evolving contexts of delivery of practice and government health targets. Read more at the project page…
Morphopedics, led by Dr Jason Craig, is a wiki that parallels the Orthopedics Courses at Marymount University and is used as a resource to enhance learning of orthopedics. Morphopedics aimed to change the traditional learning model into a much more fluid transition of learning with the flow moving from faculty to student, from student to student and from student to faculty. Morphopedics invites everyone involved in the orthopedic class to share their insights and the fruits of their research as we all move towards the goal of becoming more skillful practitioners. In 2011 Jason offered to merge the clinical syndromes that have been produced on Morphopedics by their orthopedic students with the content on Physiopedia. Read more at the project page…
If you would like to find out more about the Projects in Physiopedia have a read of our Projects page, and if this motivates you to enquire about doig your own project in Physiopedia you can discuss it with rachael by email.
The summer holidays are here, well in the Northern Hemisphere at least, and that means that it all goes quiet in Physiopedia for a few weeks. The students have finished all their projects giving us a chance to catch up with what they’ve been doing.
This year we have had six formal student projects:
- Vrije Universiteit Brussel Evidence-based Practice Project, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
- Temple University Evidence-Based Practice Project, Temple University, USA
- Worldwide Physical Therapy Practice: a focus on Primary Care Physical Therapy, University of Saint Augustine, USA
- Physiopedia Assignment for the Course: Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy Practice, Bellarmine University, USA
- Pathophysiology of Complex Patient Problems, Bellarmine University, USA
- Texas State University Evidence-based Practice Project, Texas State University, USA
The feedback that we get from these projects from both the students and their tutors is unanimously positive. It ticks a lot of boxes for Universities such as ‘developing clinical knowledge’, ‘using technology’, ‘e-learning’ and ‘developing professional skills’. The students enjoy the opportunity to do projects that persist beyond the classroom and provide a benefit to physiotherapists around the world.
Next year we are hoping to continue to work with our current partnerships and looking forward to new partnerships. We are looking forward to working with Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh among other UK Universities and also with Otago University in New Zealand.
If you are interested in running a student project in Physiopedia don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss how we might develop a project to suit your requirements.
Each month we feature some our most valued contributions to Physiopedia in the preceding months. We are very grateful to all these contributors in August 2011.
Worldwide Physical Therapy Practice: a focus on Primary Care Physical Therapy
The goal of this project, led byDr Elaine Lonnemann, from the University of Saint Augustine is to increase the awareness of the current practice models in countries outside of the USA. A very valuable contribution to an every more global community.
Osman, as part of our peer review team, has provided a review of the previously featured case study Manual Therapy and Exercise Intervention in the Treatment of Shoulder and Neck Pain in a Patient with Mental Health Comorbidities: A Case Report. It’s a great start to our open peer reviewed research publications. Thanks Osman.
Syndesmotic Ankle Sprains
This month we wanted to highlight another 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 which were all produced by the students themselves.
The effectiveness of thoracic manipulations on shoulder pain: A Case Report
We are grateful toJill Robison for contributing this case report as part of her recent clinical experience and which lead to our first piece of published research in Physiopedia.
Thanks to WebPT for becoming a Gold Sponsor. WebPT is a Web-Based electronic medical records system built specifically for rehabilitation professionals.