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Physical Therapy: Evidence-Based Practice

Resources for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.


What is Evidence-Based Practice?

Evidence-Based practice is the integration of:

  • clinical expertise with the best available external evidence from
  • systematic research and
  • patient's preferences and goals

Sackett, D. L., Straus, S. E., Richardson, W. S., Rosenberg, W., & Haynes, R. B. (2000). Evidence based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM (2nd ed.). London: Churchill Livingstone.



EBP Diagram

Venn diagram of three circles: Patient values, Best research evidence, and Clinical expertise with EBP in the middle

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