Newsletter June 2010

Hello Physiopedia fans and welcome to our summer newsletter which brings you all the Physiopedia news and developments from the first half of 2010!

WE’VE GONE SOCIAL!

Physiopedia has finally had a social face lift. This is the first part of a scheme to make Physiopedia a social experience where our users will be able to connect with us and with each other. We have added icons to the top of the sidebar to enable you to quickly sign up for email alerts and RSS feeds and also to connect with us in Twitter and Facebook. At the top of each page on the right we have added a button that allows you to easily save the current page as a bookmark or to share it with your friends via various applications, including Facebook and Twitter. We are currently also looking into developing a social networking side to Physiopedia which will enable us to create clinical networks and interest groups, but in the mean time we hope you find these recent additions useful.

PUBLISH RESEARCH IN PHYSIOPEDIA

The open and collaborative nature of Physiopedia enables any registered user of physiopedia to edit pages and with this new feature to also publish their own research. This will allow physiotherapists and physical therapists, who otherwise might not have the opportunity, to publish their work for all to see. Once published in Physiopedia the research will be open for peer review by the Physiopedia community.

We are happy to publish your original research, summaries of research prior to publication in a peer reviewed journals or to publish your student dissertation. We welcome all types of research including randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and case studies This is a great way of publicising student work, supporting new researchers and bridging the gap between completing research and publication.

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BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PROJECT

Students from Bellarmine University have completed their recent project – Pathophysiology of Complex Patients Problems. I was thoroughly impressed with this ambitious project and am grateful to all those who were involved for their efforts and contributions to the site. The articles that the students created are of very high quality and it is obvious that they have all worked really hard. Now that the project is complete we will soon be opening up their articles and networking them into the main site content.

Take a look at this project…

JOINING FORCES WITH AGILE

The AGILE Project is a collaborative effort by members of AGILE, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Clinical Interest Group of Physiotherapists working with Older People. Led by Bhanu Ramaswamy, those involved in the project will be working on creating a structured and evidence based Older People section of Physiopedia under the sub-headings: Policy, Physiology and Physiotherapy. The project eventually aims to involve IPTOP, the International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People, and the wider international community.

Watch this page for further details!!

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

We are always looking for new ways to develop the Physiopedia resource that will be beneficial to individuals and to the profession. The ideas that we have and are mulling over include clinical networks, a CPD programme, a mentoring scheme, opportunities for in-service training and a journal club. However as a collaborative site we would like to include you, our users, in the development of this resource and these ideas, and invite you to contribute to Physiopedia’s future.

Read more about these ideas and contribute to Physiopedia’s future…

JOIN US IN BOSTON FOR PT2010

PT 2010, the Annual Conference and Exposition of APTA, is only a couple of weeks away now.  On Saturday 19th June Eric and I will be talking all about wikis and giving a guided tour and editing demonstration of Physiopedia.  Why don’t you come along to join in the fun!!

OR JOIN ME AT CSP CONGRESS

That’s all for now. Please stay in touch and we look forward to seeing or hearing from you in the near future!

Best wishes until next time,

I’ll also be presenting Physiopedia at CSP Congress again this year.  The focus will be on using Physiopedia in Education but anyone interested in finding out more about Physiopedia will find this session useful.  So if your around for that, I’ll see you there!!

That’s all for now. Please stay in touch and we look forward to seeing or hearing from you in the near future!

Best wishes until next time,

Rachael Lowe
Physiopedia Founder

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