In a new podcast titled "Using Evidence in a
Private Outpatient Setting," Jason
Grandeo, PT, DPT, OCS, shares the 3 main strategies that he and his
colleagues at Body Dynamics Inc in Falls Church, Virginia, use to incorporate evidence
in practice: monthly journal clubs, grand rounds focused on the hands-on
examination and treatment aspect of physical therapy, and Physicians'
Information and Education Resource (PIER) summaries. PIER summaries are
completed when a physician or other health care provider comes to the facility
to discuss an area in which he or she specializes.
also offers tips for physical therapists who have not yet incorporated evidence
in their practice. "Make a pitch for using 1 of the strategies we use,
such as a journal club, or doing it as a group. If there is no interest, you
may need to ask yourself if you are working at the best
place to support your career growth."
recording is part of the Research to Practice podcast series, which provides
practical information on implementing the use of research as part of
evidence-based practice in the physical therapy clinic.