Want to know how to use Physiopedia in your clinic? Elainne Lonnemann, long time educational contributor and Bronze Sponsor, will be presenting the answers to this in her presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting in Chicago this year. This presentation tilted, Use of a Physical Therapy Specific Wiki in the Clinic, will discuss how clinicians have the opportunity to use an internationals Physical Therapy specific wiki- Physiopedia as a route to further knowledge and for professional development. This session will be a demonstration of the methods in which this international open source wiki, provide an opportunity for an interactive forum between clinical instructors (CI’s), students and academic faculty for collaborative learning in contemporary practice topics. It will also provide clinicians the instruction in navigating a wiki to find and assess professional literature related to current evidence-based practice (EBP) guidelines. The presentation will take place in the exhibit hall on Saturday February 11 at 1:45pm. I know that Elaine will be excited to see you there and be happy to answer any of your Physiopedia questions.
The Jackson Clinics, a Gold Physiopedia Sponsor, has just announced the new Project that they are running in Physiopedia for their Residents, The Jackson Clinics Residency Project. The expectation for these projects is that they are extensive and a comprehensive review of all available literature on Resident Directed Community Service Learning.
- Complete 32 hours of “Resident Directed Community Service Learning” which will be to create two articles for Physiopedia on a topic that has yet to be created, expand a stub article, and/or edit an existing article.
- First Article: The resident will create one lower quarter disorder article during the first six months
- Second Article: The resident will create/expand/edit an upper quarter disorder article during the last six months.
- If 32 hours of “Resident Directed Community Service Learning” has not been reached with the two articles as described about, the resident is encouraged to create, expand, and/or edit existing physiopedia articles of their choice.
- All articles should be highly referenced. They should be written at the level and profiency of a clinician at the fellowship level.
We are looking forward to collaborating with The Jackson Clinics and their Residents on this Project and hope that this may lead the way for collaborations with other Residency programmes in the USA.
Recently one of our LinkedIn group members posted a presentation on calcaneal fractures to the discussion board. It is a great presentation which was promptly added to the Calcaneal Fractures page in Physiopedia.
As physiotherapists we do presentations all the time, we share with our peers, we teach our colleagues, we present at conferences and we educate our patients. These presentations are hard work to prepare so when you’re done, don’t just let them go to waste, why not share them with the global physiotherapy community. Add your presentation to the related page in Physiopedia, or just send it to us to add. I know that presentations shared in Physiopedia are greatly valued by our users and we look forward to promoting new uploaded presentations.
If you have been following our quest to be visited by all the countries in the world you might be interested to know that we have done it… in fact we have surpassed it with visits from 204 countries! How you might rightly question? Well it seems that there are quite a few more countries in the world than the UN recognise so, our new target comes from this website which reports that there are 257 countries in the world. The amazing thing about this new target is not that we are only 53 countries off reaching the entire world but that there are 53 unrecognised countries in the world!
Physiopedia Founding Director, Rachael Lowe, is a bit of an adventure athlete. When she’s not climbing up rock faces, biking across hill and dale or running across high terrain, she’s summiting on snowy mountains and skiing back down them again. Only this year…. she’ll be doing her ACL rehabilitation!! Unfortunately for Rachael, in warming up for the ski season she took a slow innocuous fall and ‘pop’, it was a ride from the pisteurs into a whole new world of being a patient.
When you injure yourself do you research as much as you can on that injury to optimise your recovery? Well that’s what Rachael’s doing right now in relation to her recent ACL rupture and impending surgery! She’ll will not be wasting the plethora of information that she discovers and experience, she will be adding it all to the related pages in Physiopedia. So look out for a boost in anything related to ACL injury, reconstruction and rehabilitation. If you have any resources that might interest Rachael, she would love to hear from you!
“If you’re working as a physiotherapist and have never experienced the injuries or illnesses that you are treating your patients for, then know that you don’t fully understand what they are experiencing”. That’s the first piece of advice that Rachael gives from the initial stages of her journey as a patient. In treating the same kind of conditions day in and day out we can become quite accustomed to the journey that our patients are experiencing for the first time. Never forget your key attribute as a clinician, empathy!
Have you had an injury or experienced one of the conditions that we so frequently treat our patients for? Why not add your knowledge to Physiopedia so that physiotherapists and patients globally can all benefit from your experience. Your knowledge is invaluable!!