Physiotherapy and Neurology: Towards Research-based Practice
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Durward, B. & Baer, G. (1995) Physiotherapy and Neurology: Towards Research-based Practice, Physiotherapy, vol. 81, , pp. 436-439,
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.