What they say
“Physiotherapy aims to publish original research and facilitate continuing professional development for physiotherapists and other health professions worldwide. Dedicated to the advancement of physiotherapy through publication of research and scholarly work concerned with, but not limited to, its scientific basis and clinical application, education of practitioners, management of services and policy. We are pleased to receive articles reporting original scientific research, systematic reviews or meta-analyses, theoretical or debate articles, brief reports and technical reports. All papers should demonstrate methodological rigour”.
What we say
Physiotherapy is a journal that covers all aspects of our profession with a wide range of topics and is a good representation of the diversity of our profession. The articles are all relevant and cover the core scope of physiotherapy and physical therapy practice. If you are looking for a one-stop-shop that encompasses your clinical speciality this perhaps isn’t the journal for you. However, what is really useful are the online collections on the website where you can browse articles published in a plethora of specific topic areas, for example education, orthopaedics and womens health.
As with most journals, access to full text is limited to Society members as well as personal subscribers who can sign up here. If you do have a subscription you can now also read Physiotherapy on your mobile device through the dedicated Physiotherapy Journal app.
We also have some additional sample content for you to view in May:
- Does the addition of deep breathing exercises to physiotherapy-directed early mobilisation alter patient outcomes following high-risk open upper abdominal surgery? Cluster randomised controlled trial
- The effects of ACL injury on knee proprioception: a meta-analysis
- Stroke survivors’ experiences of somatosensory impairment after stroke: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
- Normative data for hand grip strength in healthy children measured with a bulb dynamometer: a cross-sectional study
Publish your work in Physiotherapy
The journal editor, Michele Harms, welcomes articles for publication in the journal in the following categories: Original research, systematic reviews or meta-analysis, theoretical or debate articles (aim for 3000 words excluding abstract and references, with a limit of 40 references), brief reports (750 words and 1 table/figure, with a limit of 10 references), technical reports (1000-2000 words, with a limit of 20 references), and letters to the editor. While most of the editorials are commissioned, they also welcome editorials that deal with current or controversial topics (1000 words). Submission proceeds totally online where you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. The journal has an Impact Factor of 1.570.