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Lee Health Orthopedic Physical Therapy Research Journal Club

Lee Health Orthopedic Physical Therapy Research Journal Club

Description
 

Target Audience:  Physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers providing care to orthopedic patients in any setting.
Purpose: To identify and discuss evidence, research, and best practices in current literature relevant to the care of orthopedic rehabilitation.

Educational Objectives: 

  • To enhance therapists' knowledge of the research process. 
  • To develop an awareness of current rehabilitation research studies related to the care of orthopedics 
  • To evaluate current practice based on evidence-based research results. 
  • To further develop and enhance critical thinking skills. 
  • To enable therapists in all patient care areas an opportunity to participate and network in a journal club that focuses on their specific needs 
  • To encourage therapists to participate in evidence-based practice and/or rehabilitation case study projects at Lee Health 

Desired outcomes: The desired outcome is to enhance the therapist's ability to stay current with relevant evidence-based research and integrate key care elements into current practice while continuing to provide safe and effective care.

Format: 

Participants can register via email with diana.rippl@leehealth.org 
Articles will be posted online when available in e-format or will be provided by the facilitator via email 
Participation includes: reading the assigned article and coming prepared  to be included in a  discussion. 
Frequency of meetings: Monthly, last Tuesday of the month 5:00p, - 6:00pm

Place: Gulf Coast SNU 13960 Plantation Road, Fort Myers, FL 33912 Conference room

Reading assignments: A link to the journal article to be reviewed will be posted on the Medical Library website on IntraLee. If full-text is not available online, a complete citation will be  posted on the website, and and a copy of the full-text will be available from the facilitator.

Leaders:

Karl Gilliam, DPT, CHT, OCS Residency Coordinator and Manager Outpatient Rehabilitation at Creekside 
Scott Corely, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CPTS 
Ryan Wallace, DPT, OCS, MTAC 
Raymond Halstead, DPT, RD, OCS, CSCS