SRU physical therapy students provide research for APTA website
Students from Slippery Rock University’s Doctoral of Physical Therapy program had their peer-reviewed research evidence syntheses accepted for publication on PTNow, a website for American Physical Therapy Association members.
May 14, 2019
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University's Graduate School of Physical Therapy will be well-represented on the American Physical Therapy Association's PTNow website, PTNow.org, in the coming months.
All 50 students enrolled in their second year of SRU's Doctoral of Physical Therapy program had their peer-reviewed research evidence syntheses accepted for publication on PTNow, an end-user portal meant for clinicians to access the latest research to make evidence-based patient management decisions.
The students, divided into nine groups, provided syntheses on topics such as functional gait assessment, a low back pain disability index and a patient-reported outcomes measurement information system. Their findings will be made available only to APTA members on the website under "Tests & Measures," a resource that presents syntheses and interpretation of the current research evidence on clinical tests used by physical therapists.
"This is a great website designed to help clinicians make evidence-based decisions in their daily practice caring for all types of patients," said Mary Ann Holbein-Jenny, SRU professor of physical therapy. "The goal is to optimize patient outcomes and foster collaboration within the physical therapy profession. It's an honor for our students to have their work recognized. Getting published by the APTA helps them engage within the profession and make connections."
To learn more about the Doctoral of Physical Therapy program at SRU, click here.
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