Intro to Evidenced Based Practice

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Evidence-based physical therapy practice is an important component of our treatment decision making process, but it is often misunderstood and misconstrued. This webinar will provide an overview of the EBP process with reference to many of the challenges we face in integrating evidence from all sources to make informed clinical decisions.
  • EBP is the integration of research, clinical circumstances, and patient needs/values
  • There are many reasons this process can fail at all levels of clinical decision making
  • Despite the difficulties, therapists have a responsibility to engage in this process to provide the best care to their clients. 
  • Therapists should define a clinical question and use a systematic process to come to a clinically-appropriate answer to guide treatment decisions.