John Snyder, PT, DPT, CSCS strives to provide up to date, evidence-based material for rehabilitation and fitness professionals. Below, you can find original articles at our Blog, a Clinical Prediction Rule resource, and Functional Testing resource.
Resources For Clinicians
A clinical prediction rule (CPR) is a guideline in which the best combination of medical signs, symptoms, and other clinical findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome are determined. Included is a list of CPRs and their support in the literature that should help in the physical therapist’s clinical decision making process.
When attempting to determine return to sport and/or work, the use of specific, reliable, and applicable functional testing provides objective criteria to make this determination. Included are several functional tests and testing systems and their support in the literature analyzed.
There are multiple websites and resources available to the practicing clinicians; some better than others. Included in the resource is a list of continuing education companies, professional journals, textbooks, and rehabilitation/exercise blogs.
Patient education is one of the most important aspects of clinical care and can both negatively and positively influence your patient outcomes. Below are two resources for clinicians to improve your interaction and education of patients. One focused on evidence-based educational resources and the other based on current Pain Science concepts.