May – June 2012 – Editorial Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.”1 It’s about doing the right thing, for the right patient, at the right time.2 Read More.. CURRENT ISSUE: May – June 2012 Volume 25, No. 2

In support of the upcoming International Federation of Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) conference in Quebec City, we thought it appropriate to dedicate this edition of the Orthopaedic Division Review (ODR) to evidence-based medicine (EBM). This edition provides our readership with an understanding of the foundation to EBM and its role in daily clinical practice. We understand the difficulties associated with knowledge transfer – the application of information to purposeful use – so we have loaded this edition with simple tools to help integrate EBM into daily practice. So take your time to review the content, print it off and share it with your colleagues, friends, mentors and mentees. And finally, enjoy this editions “unique” theme song written and composed by one of our very own (located at the bottom of the editorial page).

As always, we hope you enjoy the review.

The ODR team

Welcome to the next edition of the ODR. I hope that this report finds you all well. Thank-you to all of our members who have completed the surveys that we emailed over the past few months. The results of our latest survey regarding our future involvement with CPA Congress and/or Symposium revealed voting in favour of a one-day orthopaedic symposium prior to CPA Congress. We feel that this is an exciting direction for the division as it encompasses the best of both worlds; specific, clinically relevant orthopaedic programming and collaboration with colleagues as well as the promotion of intra-professional alliances and networking at Congress. Next year will approach quickly so we are starting to work on the educational programming as we speak!

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1a. Systematic reviews, systematic error and the acquisition of clinical knowledge
Steffen Mickenautsch
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1b. Systematic Review and Meta Analysis View Full Article
2. Using an Evidence – Based Approach to Measure Outcomes in Clinical Pratice
Joy C. MacDermid, BScPT, PhD a,b,*, Ruby Grewal, MD,MScc, Norma J. MacIntyre, PhDd

View Full Article 3. Application of the Rehabilitation Problem Solving Form (RPS) – A Clinical Reasoning Tool View Full Article

  1. User’s Guide Apprasial sheet
  2. Important Clinical Psychometric Properties Template
  3. Handout version RPS Form 2011

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The Physiological effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of plantar fasciitis and other musculoskeletal conditions

The rising interest in physical activity has led to the development of a wide array of overuse injuries. With the increased number of individuals participating in physical activity, healthcare professionals are faced with the challenge of treating many overuse injuries.

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