Understanding Rehabilitation Content Development Project


This project aims to develop content related to understanding rehabilitation. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information and knowledge that physiotherapists should have to effectively work within rehabilitation services. Much of this content development has been guided by Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action.

Anyone is welcome to join in this project. You will be joining people from all over the world in contributing evidence based articles to create an evidence based reference on refugee health and for physiotherapists who work with displaced individuals. In return for your efforts you will receive a certificate of completion to help you evidence your learning through your involvement with this project.

Project Team

Project Lead

Naomi O'Reilly


Project participants will be listed here;


Cindy John-Chu

Habibu Salisu Badamasi

Khloud Shreif

Neha Duhan

Olajumoke Ogunleye

Safiya Naz

Shanshika Maddumage

Shreya Pavaskar

Tunde Aderonmu

Vidya Acharya

Liliane Kirenga

Project Dates

October 2020 - February 2021


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. 


  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

  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

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.


Please let us know if you think we should include anything else in this list!

  1. Introduction to Rehabilitation (Naomi O'Reilly and Tunde Aderonmu)
  2. Benefits of Rehabilitation (Neha Duhan)
  3. Rehabilitation Global Needs (Neha Duhan)
  4. Rehabilitation Governance (Vidya Acharya)
  5. Health Care Systems (Olajumoke Ogunleye)
  6. Foundations & Principles of Rehabilitation (Tunde Aderonmu)
  7. Universal Health Care (Habibu Salisu Badamasi)
  8. Rehabilitation Team (Shreya Pavaskar)
  9. Rehabilitation Phases (Khloud Shreif)
  10. Rehabilitation Settings (Liliane Kirenga)
  11. Rehabilitation Contexts e.g. Rehabilitation in Emergency Situations e.g. Natural Disasters etc.
  12. Rehabilitation Competency Frameworks (Safiya Naz)
  13. Rehabilitation Interventions

Condition Specific

  1. Diabetic Rehabilitation (Cindy John-Chu)
  2. Oncology Rehabilitation (Shanshika Maddumage)