Physiotherapy ‘Toolkits’ and similar decision-making tools are evidence-informed resources which are becoming increasingly popular mechanisms to assist clinicians in providing best-practice for their patients.
In comparison to the standardized approach fostered by clinical practice guidelines, toolkits permit individualization of treatment approach. This individualization of treatment is in recognition of the need to integrate the evidence from the literature with both clinician experience and patient preference.
Over 325 researchers, clinicians, students and patients have partnered over the preceding 6 years with the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Alison Hoens (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) to develop the following toolkits which are available on Physiopedia:
- SAFEMOB – Safe prescription of mobilizing patients in acute care settings.
- Achilles Tendinopathy Toolkit
- Lateral Epicondylitis/Epicondylalgia Toolkit
- Total Joint Arthroplasty and Outcome Measures Toolkit – guidance on the selection and use of outcome measures for patients with Total Knee Replacement or Total Hip Replacement
- Canadian C-spine Rule– decision making tool used to determine when radiography should be utilized in patients following cervical trauma.
Your feedback on these resources is important for their refinement and for the development of similar tools and toolkits.
Please take 1-2 minutes to share your opinions by clicking on the feedback button listed next to each toolkit.