Applying Science to Practice
This is a required prerequisite for these courses:
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Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, and students of those fields
Contact Hours 1.5/CEU 1.5
This course meets the standards for 1.5 hours of continuing education by most state physical therapy boards. Please contact your state board for details on their specific requirements.
Applying Science to Practice is approved by AC Training and Seminars, California Approval Provider for Physical Therapists. Approval #103 for 0.15 CEU (1.5 Hours)
The Science PT (BOC AP#: P3211) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.5 EBP hours/CEU.
Presenter: Erik Meira
Applying science to practice can be a tricky exercise for rehabilitation professionals. The evidence often can seem like it is pointing in every different direction making if difficult to know exactly what the “evidence-based position” (not a thing) would be. Clinicians already have a full-time job working with their patients; how can we find time to stay up to date with the literature? We need to do better.
This 90-minute course gives an overview on what science is and the current flaws in our understanding regarding how to apply it. Once we agree on how it’s supposed to work, this course will provide a template of how we can all do better – as researchers, as clinicians, and even as patients ourselves. The information is presented in an entertaining and patient centered format.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Use a funnel analogy to simplify the complexities of evidence-based practice
- Define “science”
- Describe the role of pre-trial registration