PhysioCare Physical Therapy is dedicated to passing on knowledge and experience through internships and continuing education.
PhysioCare is contracted with these Universities to provide clinical affiliations and internships. This is a vital component to the University’s overall PT program and it is a great compliment that they continue to use as active clinical sites. In addition, three of our PTs are either Certified Clinical Instructors or Advanced Clinical Instructors by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Evidence Based Practice
In 1990 the term “evidence-based” was first used by David Eddy and “evidence-based medicine” in 1992 by Guyatt et al. The methodologies used to determine “best evidence” were largely established by the Canadian McMaster University research group led by David Sackett and Gordon Guyatt. Since that time evidence based practice has influenced all disciplines of health care, including Physical Therapy, around the world. Evidence-based medicine categorizes and ranks the different types of clinical evidence.
The three components of evidence-based practice as defined by Sackett et al (2000) include Research Evidence, Clinical Expertise and Patient Values and Goals. “External Clinical evidence can inform, but can never replace the individual clinical expertise. It is this expertise that decides whether the external evidence applies to the patient at all, and if so, how it should be integrated into a clinical decision (Sackett et al 2000).”
The PTs at PhysioCare are constantly looking to improve their knowledge base so that they can better assist those in our community. We view learning as a lifelong process. All of the PTs at PhysioCare are working toward improving their understanding of the complex process of physical rehabilitation. Many of us are working toward certifications and all of us learn daily from each other, research, and our patients.