Understanding Basic Rehabilitation Techniques Content Development Project

Description[edit | edit source]

This project aims to develop content that will facilitate understanding of basic rehabilitation techniques, it is aimed at health and rehabilitation professionals who are involved in assessment and management of rehabilitation.

We intend to create practical, credible and thought-provoking content that and health care professional will find useful to effectively work within rehabilitation services and will guide and form part of the content for the Understanding Basic Rehabilitation Techniques that will take place in September/October 2023.


This project and the associated MOOC is a collaboration between Physiopedia and the USAID funded Learning, Acting, and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS). ReLAB-HS is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented under cooperative agreement number 7200AA20CA00033. The consortium is managed by prime recipient, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Project Lead[edit | edit source]

Naomi O'Reilly

Contributors[edit | edit source]

Project participants will be listed here;

Project Dates[edit | edit source]

January 2023 - May 2023

Introduction[edit | edit source]

As a participant in this project you will contribute to the creation (or update an existing) page within Physiopedia. You may choose to take part in this project as a personal contribution to your own professional development and/or you may wish to contribute evidence based information to develop this resource for our profession. Your contribution will be reviewed by the Physiopedia team and once complete recognised by the award of a certificate of completion.

If you would like to take part in this project please follow the instructions below. 

Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Choose an article from the list below that you would like to develop. Be sure that the article doesn't already have a name next to it.
  2. At this point you should email us to let her know that you would like to join the project and which page you would like to work on. Please feel free also to ask any questions that you have in relation to this project e.g. if you feel a new page needs adding to the list.
  3. You will receive an email from Naomi to confirm you participation in the project and also to confirm the page that you will develop.
  4. Once you have received this confirmation you are free to get on with working on your page. You should be complete your work in a word (or similar) document See example. If you are comfortable working in Physiopedia we are very happy for you to work directly in Physiopedia instead of producing a word document.
  5. Once you have completed your article please email us to let us know.
  6. Your article will be reviewed by the project team and you will be emailed a response of approval or of amendments to be made.
  7. Once the article has been finally approved, it will be published and you will receive your certificate of participation to evidence your contribution.

Content Criteria[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Count - there is no specific word count for pages, some pages can be short (as in this example) and some will need to be longer (as in this example).
  2. Formatting - please have a browse of the site and previous content development projects to get an idea of how we present the content.
  3. Required Content - the content of your article must include:
    • Evidence (where appropriate and possible)
    • References - Vancouver (see Referencing Guide)
    • Images and videos
    • A list of open online resources, such as guidelines and protocols, that we can link to

If you have any questions please do email us.

CPD/CE Certification[edit | edit source]

The authors of all articles that are published will be offered a completion certificate to evidence their contribution for their learning and professional development portfolio.

Articles for MOOC[edit | edit source]

  1. Introduction to Rehabilitation Techniques
  2. Assessment Before Moving and Handling
  3. Assessing Range of Motion
  4. Assessing Muscle Strength
  5. Assessing Muscle Length
  6. Neurological Screen
  7. Positioning
  8. Transfers
  9. Assessing Tone
  10. Assessing Sensation
  11. Assessing Coordination
  12. Assessing Myotomes
  13. Assessing Dermatomes
  14. Assessing Reflexes
  15. Assessing Coordination
  16. Assessing Limb Length
  17. Assessing Limb Girth
  18. Assessing Neurodynamics

Categories[edit | edit source]

  1. Category:Goniometry
  2. Category:Manual Muscle Testing
  3. Category:Positioning
  4. Category:Transfers

MOOC Course Info Pages[edit | edit source]

  1. Understanding Basic Rehabilitation Techniques Course Information
  2. Understanding Basic Rehabilitation Techniques Course Pre-Course Activities