Newsletter #2

Hello from Physiopedia

Hello everyone and thank you for your continued support.  To all our newly registered users, welcome to Physiopedia, thank you for joining us and taking an interest in this global physiotherapy/physical therapy project.


Our biggest news recently is the start of the new Physiopedia Blog.  We thought it was about time to provide a place for people to read about developments and happenings at Physiopedia.  Initially we have imported all the previous posts that I have written about Physiopedia on my blog but from now on we will report on what is currently going on at Physiopedia.  Read more here…

Development report
We are trying to do all we can to make the user experience of Physiopedia as easy as possible.  With this in mind we recently tidied up the navigation menu in the sidebar.  You now have direct links to all the main areas of Physiopedia such as the Articles, Categories and Resources.  We are hoping to add some drop down menus soon to create an even more seamless navigation system.

This week we have added RSS feeds based on the title of the page to all Article pages that have content.  The feeds come direct from PubMed and will be updated every time new related research is added to PubMed.  A great way to keep up-to-date with very specific topics!

We are very grateful to EIM and Regis University for the recent addition of the Presentations resource.  This resource showcases high quality evidence-based lectures in an open-access environment. These are lectures that have been created, submitted through a peer-review process, and are now shared with Physiopedia. We will add more presentations as we receive them, so add this page to your watch list, or just keep checking back!

Educational project report

The recent RCSI student project in Physiopedia was a great success with very positive feedback from the students.  I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to present the feedback gathered from this project at CSP Congress in October in Liverpool, so if you are keen to hear more come and see me there!

We now have two new student projects running in Physiopedia.  Students from Eric Robertson’s spine course at the Medical College of Georgia will be creating new pages related to their studies and Evidence in Motion Residents will be completing an assignment and making pages in Physiopedia as part of the capstone course in their residency training.  I am very much looking forward to supporting these projects.

If you are an educator and would like to use Physiopedia as a space where your students can complete individual work or class projects please have a read of our Educator Guide for more information or contact me directly by email to discuss this opportunity.

Top Tips

The Physiopedia Blog has a category called Top Tips.  Here we will write short posts with hints and tips to help you when using Physiopedia.  So if you are wondering how to get started using Physiopedia have a look at our recent posts on getting started and also have a read of the post about increasing your profile.  I’ll try and keep these posting regular hints and tips but if you have any requests just let me know.

Your suggestions please

Physiopedia is still and a new and developing project we would very much welcome and encourage you to make suggestions on how we could improve Physiopedia.  Can we make it easier for you to contribute content in any way?  Are there any other pages/facilities/functions that you would like us to add?  Please let us know your thoughts and ideas.  You can do this via the contact us page or by making a comment below.

Best wishes and happy editing

Rachael Lowe