Topic of the Month – Assessment

It has been another busy month reviewing and creating pages for the Physiopedia Content Team. With over 3,000 pages of physiotherapy / physical therapy content this is no mean feat but to help keep us focused every month we choose a topic to review. This enables us to keep improving all of our existing pages as well as creating new ones. The team focuses on updating references and ensuring there are no formatting errors but most important of all the search for the latest evidence and update the pages accordingly.

In September the team were influenced by the academic calendar.  New students getting ready to embark on their new future, returning students eager to take the next step in their journey and those who have just qualified who are ready to take the first step on their career path.  So what better topic to choose than assessment?  Whatever level someone is at on their career journey – new or old it is always good to brush up on key skills.  Get the assessment process right and everything falls into place so the team decided to focus on Assessment, Special Tests and Outcome Measures this month.

The art of assessment is very subjective and will not only vary between clinicians but also between chosen specialities.  To make it easier to navigate through the dearth of information available we have divided the Assessment category into 26 sub-categories covering topics such as assessment and examination (listed by body area), neurological assessment, respiratory assessment, special tests and outcome measures…

The team have created some awesome pages and made lots of edits to some of our current pages. They have updated references, found videos and images to improve the learning experience, but don’t take my word for it, you can see some of the pages our team created and reviewed below:

This is just a small glimpse of all the pages that were created and reviewed this month.  Why not find a quiet corner, grab a cup of coffee and have a browse through some the assessment category, there are too many pages to discuss them all here.  If you are looking for an outcome measure or special test remember we have categories on those too!

We aim to review as many pages as possible each month and create pages that are needed but if you see pages that need improving or creating, not just on the topic of the month, please feel free to contact us with your comments. Physiopedia is a resource created by physiotherapists for physiotherapists. Your feedback is necessary and always welcome.

If you would like to become an expert in assessment why not try our courses on Physioplus where you will find courses on a wide range of topics from  Subjective Examination of Patellorfemoral Pain, Assessment of Fitness for Return to Work, Assessment of Parkinson’s, Shoulder Assessment, Tendinopathy Assessment (and the list goes on…).  For a full list of courses on assessment click the button below.

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