If you are the first person to add significant content to an article in Physiopedia you are considered to be the ‘original editor’ of that article. We like to credit the people who make the first significant contribution to a page by adding their name and a link to their own Physiopedoa profile at the top of the page. The best thing is that you don’t need to wait for us to do this for you, you can do it yourself and here’s how:
We are delighted to announce that The Manual Therapist, a popular blog that promotes the highest level of Physical Therapy practice, has joined the team as one of our Gold sponsors. The Manual Therapist is run by Dr. Erson Religioso III, an expert orthopaedic manual physical therapist from the USA with many outstanding qualifications to his name. He practices at the Rose Physical Therapy in Williamsville, New York and teaches continuing education courses at several colleges in New York state. Dr Religioso also developed The EDGE, a 300 grade stainless steel tool for assisted soft tissue manipulation. It has Multiple edges to contour to different areas of the body a sharper edge for superficial tissue work, a more Dull edge for deeper tissue work, a larger handle that fits most hands and makes it easier to hold and is a high quality tool for less money than competing tools. The EDGE is made in America by US Veterans!
We are very grateful to Dr Religioso for making this commitment to Physiopedia, with the support of people like this we can put all these donations back into this non-profit venture and strive to reach our mission of providing “universal access to physiotherapy knowledge”.
Interested in being a Physiopedia sponsor? Our 40,00 readers per month are physiotherapists and physical therapists, and other health care workers from over 204 countries. To find out more about our sponsor packages, visit our sponsor page or email Rachael directly to open up the conversation.
Each month we feature some our most valued contributions to Physiopedia in the preceding month. We are very grateful to all these contributors in February 2012. In June we will select our our featured collaborators for 2012 from those listed. Thank you to everyone for getting involved, your contributions are highly valued!!
Texas State University Evidence-based Practice Project
This project is a great example of the in depth and informative evidence based work that students complete in Physiopedia. This project was created by and for the students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Texas State University, San Marcos, and is a component of the Orthopaedic Coursework in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Texas State University.
This month we would like to highlight Tim for his attention to what is happening in Physiopedia and subsequent discussion contributions. Tim is a physical therapist in private practice in Palmetto, Florida.
- Provides a short background to the history and pathophysiology of obesity, and it’s relevance to the health of our society.
- Details the current role of the Physiotherapist in the management of obesity.
- Discusses and provide evidence for the emerging role of the Physiotherapist in the management of obesity.
- Highlights the barriers to effective weight management, experienced by the patient and Physiotherapist.
- Considers the strategy of self-management and discuss how the patient may be supported in this role.
Thanks to ClinicServer for becoming a Gold Sponsor. ClinicServer provides clinics with the ability to improve clinic management through a secure, cloud-based Clinic Management Software which has the ability to schedule clients/resources, send e-reminders, complete reporting, billing and much more.
See the list of all our featured projects, contributors, articles, research publications and sponsors on the News and Features page.
As I’ve previously spoken about, Physiopedia is growing at an exponential rate that has far exceeded our initial expectations. On average we are seeing 80,000 page views per month from around 40,000 people from over 204 countries. Now some of you may have noticed that Physiopedia disappeared for a few days at the end of last year, in fact it got lost in a deep dark hole. It turned out that our web hosting company suddenly decided that our database had grown too big so they just switched us off, no warning, no prior option to upgrade, no nothing. Now this is something that we never could have anticipated and hadn’t planned for which therefore led us into blind panic! Wet quickly had to find a way to get Physiopedia back online again which was going to prove difficult seeing as we didn’t have access to the database or the funds to commit to upgrade with our current web hosts.
Thankfully we have a relationship with another web hosting company who, although very small, provide unrivalled support. So along with some swiftly received donations and an error by our old web hosting company allowing us access to the database again, EcoWeb Hosting has been super efficient at getting us back online again. We have used several web hosting companies in the past and also had access to the control panels of a number more in relation to the work that we do with Webducate. From these experiences it is evident that the service and support that EcoWeb Hosting provides is difficult to beat. Not only that but their service is carbon positive and eco friendly.
Why am I telling you all this techie stuff, well, here at Physiopedia, we just wanted to say thank you to Rob and the team at EcoWeb Hosting for helping us out of a hole. And, if you’re looking for some eco friendly, highly supportive web hosting, you know where to go!
The Primal Pictures Image Bank has had another 12 images added to it for your use in Physiopedia. At the end of last year Silver Sponsor Primal Pictures very kindly donated a selection of images for use in Physiopedia. These images are an amazing attribute to any article in Physiopedia. The images are all taken from their flagship product AnatomyTV which is an amazing interactive 3D anatomy learning resource. For each joint or structure that you are viewing in AnatomyTV the image can be rotated and explored through the various layers of anatomy. Not only hat but there are explanatory notes, sports injury information and medical imagery.
You are welcome to use any of these pictures in articles that you are creating or updating in Physiopedia. Primal pictures retain the copyright on these images and request that they are not used outside of Physiopedia without special permission.
To use the pictures:
- Click on the image that you would like to use. This will take you to the image page for that picture.
- You can get the name of the image from that page. It will look something like this:
Interactive Spine – Lumbar Vertebral Spine – L7F19.jpg
- Add the image to your page as you would normally do. See the adding images tutorial for further assistance.