January was a really busy month for the team and as the new year started it was great to see even more enthusiasm from the team. Right now there are almost 4,000 pages of physiotherapy / physical therapy content on Physiopedia and the team is committed to reviewing as many pages as possible, this is no mean feat! So every month to help us achieve this goal we choose a topic to focus on – this enables us to keep improving all of our existing pages as well as creating new ones. The team’s objectives and goals are to check references and ensure there are no formatting errors but most important of all they search for the latest evidence and update the pages accordingly.
In December we continued our efforts to creating and editing pages relating to the Understanding Rehabilitation Content Creation Project, which is being led by Naomi O’Reilly. This is a very interesting and relevant topic to not only physiotherapists but anybody who has an interest in rehabilitation. It has been guided by the Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action. This is an initiative led by the World Health Organisation to address the global unmet need for rehabilitation and we are happy to be part of the solution.
Rehabilitation describes the implementation of interventions that are designed to help individuals, who have experienced trauma or have a health condition, improve function to enable them to be as independent as possible during their daily activities, whether that is at home, at work, at school or socialising with friends and family. Today it is estimated that 2.4 billion people are in need of rehabilitation services but not everyone is able to receive the care they need. Through the content creation project Physiopedia is committed to contributing to the education of rehabilitation professionals worldwide in all contexts and at all stages in their professional career.
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:
- Stroke: Hand Rehabilitation
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Nerve Injury Rehabilitation
- Amputee Rehabilitation
- Managing Conflict in Rehabilitation
This is just a brief list 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 the Rehabilitation Foundations, there are too many pages to discuss them all here!
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.
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