Physiospot is a resource where physiotherapists, physical therapists and and other health care professionals can easily keep up to date with current affairs related to the health care, physiotherapy and physical therapy professions.Â It presents featured articles, new research, current news, recent publications,Â courses and jobs in one easily accessible place.Â Not only does this resource provide a wealth of current and archived information, it also provides a great place for autonomous learning for continuing education and professional development.
Featured ArticlesThese articles may feature current affairs, interviews with leading figures, specific clinical interest or reviews of books and other publications. Recent ResearchThe research that we write about has recently been published in a peer reviewed journal and is specifically selected for it’s clinical relevance. Current NewsThis section features relevant news from health care that will be of specific interest to the physiotherapy and physical therapy communities. New PublicationsThis section features recently published books, clinical guidelines, websites, videos and DVDs that will be of interest to our readers. CoursesHere we provide a promotional opportunity for course providers and our readers an opportunity to be alerted to suitable courses to attend. JobsHere we provide the opportunity for employers to publicise their jobs and our readers the opportunity to be alerted to employment opportunities.
Physiospot as a continuing education and professional development resource
Physiospot offers practitioners the opportunity to go to one place for an overview of all the new and recent clinically relevant information from the physiotherapy and physical therapy communities, and other related health professions.Â This enables practitioners to easily keep up to date with current affairs and makes Physiospot a great starting place for autonomous learning, continuing education and professional development.
READRead the most current and clinically relevant articles here on Physiospot. Browse through the recent posts from all categories or visit your clinical area of interest. SEARCHLooking for something in particular? You can use the custom search box to input your own specific search term or you can browse through the categories for the topic that you are looking for. REVIEWIf you have reviewed an article for it’s validity, reliability and applicability to clinical practice, you might like to share that with us for all to view. You can become one of our regular or a guest author. DISCUSSThe comments function allows for each article to be individually discussed. We encourage discussion in this area especially talk of outcomes of appraisals and applications to practice.
The History of Physiospot
Physiospot was founded by Rachael Lowe in 2006.Â As a busy practitioner Rachael found it difficult to make the time to trawl through journals looking for appropriate articles to keep her practice up to date and evidenced based. The task of collating these articles into one place is a resource that she would have liked to be available to her at the time, as it wasn’t she went about setting up this service herself.Â She presented summaries of articles from recently published journals that were specifically selected for their clinical relevance.Â This offered the opportunity for clinicians to monitor new and clinically relevant research as it was published in different clinical areas.Â Her aim was to make clinically relevant research easily available to clinicians and also to provide a professional development activity that enabled clinicians to more easily incorporate the evidence into practice.Â With the valuable help from additional authors Physiospot Musculoskeletal, the inaugural blog, was soon followed by others in different clinical areas.Â In 2009 advanced technology enabled all the different blogs to be amalgamated into one place whilst still retaining distinction between the clinical areas, and also to incorporate the additional features or articles, news, publications, courses and jobs.
Rachael Lowe is a physiotherapist and technology specialist. She is the founder of Physiospot and also the founder of Physiopedia and a director at Webducate where she leads the health care projects. Read more about Rachael…
Sue de Charmoy graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a BSc. Physio (1990) then obtained an MSc Physio (1998) from the University of the Witwatersrand where she lectured for 7 years on the cardiopulmonary curriculum. Since 2002 she has worked in Bahrain Defence Force Hospital Cardiac Centre as the Head Physiotherapist and now works as a lecturer in physiotherapy in Oman. Sue is a valued contributor to our cardiorespiratory section.
Would you like to author on Physiospot?
We are always looking for additional authors to join the team in contributing to Physiospot. Authoring is easy to do and has a number of personal and professional benefits:
- keep yourself up to date with current affairs and new research
- contribute to your own continuing education and professional development
- develop your research, reviewing and writing skills
As an author you choose what you would like to contribute to and how often you would like to contribute. You can do this all from the comfort of your own home or place of work and will be fully supported by our team.
If you are interesting in becoming an author for Physiospot please contact us.