Physiotherapy and Neurology: Towards Research-based Practice

Durward, B and Baer, Gill (1995) Physiotherapy and Neurology: Towards Research-based Practice. Physiotherapy, 81 (8). pp. 436-439. ISSN 00319406

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This paper explores the current practices of physiotherapists working in neurology and argues that a techniques versus science imbalance makes it necessary to develop a scientific knowledge base within physiotherapy practice. Scepticism, determinism and empiricism are identified as three major elements underpinning a scientific approach. Each element is defined, elaborated upon and pragmatic recommendations offered in order to facilitate the implementation of these elements in physiotherapy practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge base; scepticism; determinism; empiricism
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Physiotherapy
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2009 16:07
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:56

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