British Columbia Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Project
About[edit | edit source]
Translation of knowledge to practice in health care is a significant challenge. Clinicians want to provide evidence-informed management for their patients but many struggle with accessing, appraising and synthesising the vast array of literature available. Recent Knowledge Translation projects have lead to the development of decision aids synthesising the current evidence to guide clinical management of this patient population.
The Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker project was originally supported by the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Physical Therapy, The Physiotherapy Association of BC, Vancouver Coastal Research Institute and the Providence Healthcare Research Institute. The BC PT Knowledge Broker role was launched in 2009, and is currently funded by the University of British Columbia Dept of Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Canada.
Knowledge Broker Facilitatated Projects[edit | edit source]
The Knowledge Broker role has facilitated a plethora of high quality, trustworthy clinically-focused content which has been produced in conjunction with partners in British Columbia, Canada and internationally.
To see some of the other resources developed as a consequence of Knowledge Broker facilitation, visit the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker webpage hosted by UBC
To see some of the partners who have brought the projects to life click here
Or view the following videos, video abstract or blog describing the role and projects:
- Mobilize Podcast: Knowledge Translation & Stakeholder Engagement. March 22, 2022
- KT Canada Seminar Series. Knowledge Brokers: Are they the answer to knowledge translation challenges in healthcare? April 2018.
- Physiospot blog post: Tendinopathy Toolkits with Alison Hoens. March 2016
- Physiopedia interview: Tendiopathy Toolkits with Alison Hoens. Feb 10, 2016
- Video abstract: Knowledge Brokering Role Domains Model Nov 27 2015 -
- A detailed Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker annual report can be found here
PT Knowledge-Broker Led Projects Available Within Physiopedia[edit | edit source]
- Achilles Tendinopathy Toolkit
- Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy (Tennis Elbow) Toolkit (Under review)
- Canadian C-Spine Rule Project
- Safe Prescription of Mobilizing Patients in Acute Care Settings
- Total Joint Arthroplasty and Outcome Measures (TJAOM) Toolkit
- Electrophysical Agents - Contraindications and Precautions: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Decision Making in Physical Therapy in Electrotherapy Contraindications (Under review)
- Resisted Exercise Initiative (RExI)
- Cryotherapy Guidelines (Under review)
References[edit | edit source]
- Groth G. Predicting intentions to use research evidence for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment decisions among certified hand therapists. J Occup Rehabil. 2011;21(4):559-72.
- Mitton C, Adair CE, McKenzie E, Patten SB, Waye Perry B. Knowledge transfer and exchange: Review and synthesis of the literature. The Milbank Quarterly.2007;85(4):729-768.
- Oborn E, et al: Knowledge translation in healthcare: A review of the literature. Cambridge Judge Business School. Cambridge. 2010.