Introduction[edit | edit source]
Are you a physiotherapist or physical therapist who is considered to be an expert in your clinical speciality? Or are you a clinician in another area with expert experience to contribute to the physiotherapy and physical therapy community? We would very much welcome your contributions to Physiopedia.
This guide explains how you as an expert can use Physiopedia to contribute your knowledge to the rehabilitation community.
Physiopedia's Reach[edit | edit source]
Physiopedia is the largest physiotherapy and physical therapy resource in the world. We reach the global community and current statistics indicate that we have:
- over 2,500,000 visits from nearly every country in the world every month
- over 3,000 pages of evidence-based content on the website
- are connected to over 70,000 people through social media
Wikipedia for the Physiotherapy Community[edit | edit source]
Physiopedia is a wiki. A Wiki is a website that allows users to easily edit and contribute to that website. Wikis are particularly suited to collaborative group authoring of documents and websites. The most famous example of a Wiki is Wikipedia, a very extensive online encyclopaedia that allows anyone to add to and edit its entries.
Wikis for Disseminating Knowledge[edit | edit source]
The nature of wikis means they offer a number of benefits to clinicians who have specific expert knowledge to disseminate:
- Writing on a wiki enables information to be immediately published on the web for the public to read.
- Wikis can be edited and entries published without knowledge of special web development tools.
- A wiki can be continually updated as new knowledge emerges.
Physiopedia for Disseminating Expert Knowledge[edit | edit source]
As a wiki, Physiopedia offers experts the opportunity to easily publish and disseminate their knowledge of a specific clinical area to the physiotherapy and physical therapy community whilst also contributing to the creation of this global resource.
Experts could use this opportunity to:
- Provide up to date evidence-based information in a specific clinical area for readers to learn from and integrate into their practice to improve patient care. If you have any copyright-free content or content that is freely available in the public domain, allow us to add it to Physiopedia. Alternatively, create new pages for us with your knowledge and give an experts perspective on a particular topic.
- Monitor and edit pages that they have created and others in their clinical area to ensure that the information presented in Physiopedia is correct.
- Publish work such as research articles, case studies and book chapters in additional pages within the area of your clinical speciality within Physiopedia. These pages can belong to you. There is also the opportunity to publish online courses, please contact us for more information regarding this.
Why Should You Get Involved?[edit | edit source]
- Know that you have been a part of the development of this valuable global collaborative effort.
- You will permanently be featured on our page of acknowledgements.
- Create an online presence on your profile page to market yourself and your work.
- Active engagement with Physiopedia will entitle you to free advertising space on your very own page in Physiopedia.
Frequently Asked Questions[edit | edit source]
If you are interested in contributing to Physiopedia, check out the Expert's FAQs first.
Step by Step Guide[edit | edit source]
If you have decided to go ahead and contribute to Physiopedia follow our step by step guide that is specifically written to help experts who wish to use Physiopedia as a way to disseminate their work and knowledge.
Further Information[edit | edit source]
For further information or to get involved please contact us.