British Columbia Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Project

About[edit | edit source]


Translation of knowledge to practice in health care is a significant challenge[1][2][3].  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:

PT Knowledge-Broker Led Projects Available Within Physiopedia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Oborn E, et al: Knowledge translation in healthcare: A review of the literature. Cambridge Judge Business School. Cambridge. 2010.