A new webpage from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is designed to offer physical therapists (PTs) resources on evidence-based care issues and clinical practice guidelines as well as guideline appraisals. The association’s new “Resources for the Development of Evidence-Based Documents” webpage brings together offerings that help PTs access current guidelines and research in addition to providing materials that will help PTs contribute to the growing pool of evidence-based physical therapy research.
An APTA news release notes that the webpage also includes links to APTA’s PTNow research resource, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Systematic Review Data Repository, and the PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database. The webpage also offers information on how to conduct critical appraisals and develop recommendations.
The new page is part of APTA’s strategic objective to better enable physical therapists to consistently use best practice to improve the quality of life of their patients and clients, as indicated on the APTA news release. To view the new resources webpage, visit www.apta.org.