editore: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Evidence-based practice has become a central part of modern physiotherapy, but the questions of what evidence-based practice means in the day-to-day clinical setting and what constitutes evidence are too often left open to interpretation. The authors of "Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy" interrogate the terminology and concepts of evidence-based practice drawing on their extensive experience and their international perspectives. They discuss government and professional requirements for evidence-based medicine and clinical reasoning, and offer their readers a guide to finding evidence, its critical appraisal and evaluation, and its implementation in clinical practice.This title is written specifically for physiotherapists. It is step-by-step guide to practice of evidence-based physiotherapy. It is written at different levels depending on reader's expertise. It features: highlighted critical points and text box summaries for readers new to these concepts; detailed explanations in text for intermediate readers; and, footnotes for advanced readers.
It includes detailed presentation of strategies for searching for evidence, including using the www, search engines and physiotherapy specific databases. It offers extensive consideration of clinical practice guidelines. For those wanting to understand both the concepts and how to implement them, this book will be an invaluable and practical guide.