Partnering with Physiopedia to share evidence-based resources with the global community

Partnering with Physiopedia on developing content can help you to disseminate your work with the global rehabilitation community so that therapists all over the world can benefit from evidence-based resources. 

Physiotherapists desire clear, accurate, concise, evidence-based resources to guide their clinical practice. But, developing these resources takes significant effort, time and money and unfortunately the products rarely get to everyone who needs them. It is therefore imperative that we share our knowledge resources (i.e., toolkits, guidelines, checklists, videos, etc.) to maximise their reach, increase their impact and prevent duplication of effort.

Physiopedia serves a central, and essential, role in curating the outstanding array of high-quality resources produced by PT leaders worldwide – Alison Hoens, Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker, British Columbia, Canada

Jason Craig and I have the pleasure of serving as Physical Therapy Knowledge Brokers in British Columbia, Canada. Essentially, our role is to be an intermediary or bridge between researchers, clinicians and patients in collectively: 1) developing new knowledge; 2) synthesising and transforming existing knowledge into practical tools, and 3) supporting patients and clinicians in using the tools in their life/work. The underlying principle behind this ‘co-production’ of knowledge products is that these resources will ultimately be more relevant to, and useable for, those for whom they were designed.

I have had the privilege of working on over 79 projects, with more than 500 researchers, clinicians and patients resulting in the development of resources (e.g., toolkits) that have been accessed more than 1,166,745 times worldwide. Teams of amazing volunteers have given generously of their knowledge, skills, time and passion to develop evidence-based guidance for a wide range of injuries/conditions/modalities, such as total joint arthroplasty, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, electrophysical agents, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and on resources to support physical activity for people with chronic conditions.

Thanks to our partnership with Physiopedia, we have been able to share many of these projects through Physiopedia pages – providing easy, free access to these resources for the global rehabilitation community, wherever they are in the world. 

    1. The Achilles Tendinopathy Toolkit  
    2. The Lateral Epicondyle Tendinopathy Toolkit
    3. SAFEMOB – Safe mobilization of patients in an acute care setting
    4. The Resistance Exercise Toolkit 
    5. The C-Spine Toolkit
    6. Cryotherapy Guidelines 
    7. Evaluation of Telehealth Sessions

We have been immensely fortunate to partner with Physiopedia and were honored to receive the Physiopedia Best Project Award in 2022 for the most impactful content development project.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it – Margaret Fuller

We encourage all the amazing physiotherapists/physical therapists throughout the world to share their work with Physiopedia so that individual therapists, the physical therapy profession, and ultimately our patients, benefit from this fabulous partnership!