#PEDroTacklesBarriers to EBP

The #PEDroTacklesBarriers to evidence-based physiotherapy campaign to tackle the four biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy:

  1. About the campaign
  2. Time
  3. Language
  4. Lack of access
  5. Lack of statistical skills
  6. Putting it all together

1. About the campaign

Welcome to the #PEDroTacklesBarriers to evidence-based physiotherapy campaign. The campaign will help you to tackle the four biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy.

This campaign was inspired by a recent systematic review by Matteo Paci and colleagues that investigated the barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy. The review included 29 studies reporting the opinions of nearly 10,000 physiotherapists. Lack of time was the most frequently encountered barrier and was reported by 53% of physiotherapists. This was followed by language (36%), lack of access (34%), and lack of statistical skills (31%).

From May 2022 to April 2023, the campaign will delve into each of the four biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy. You will hear from physiotherapists who have encountered these barriers and developed strategies to overcome them. You will also learn more about the methods used to conduct, analyse, report and interpret randomised controlled trials, to help you tackle the barrier of lack of statistical skills.

Each month we will release tips on how to tackle a particular barrier to evidence-based physiotherapy. We encourage physiotherapists from around the globe to work collaboratively to implement the most relevant strategies into your practice.

The campaign will conclude with some real-world examples of how physiotherapists have overcome these barriers and used evidence to make positive changes to their practice and improve the outcomes of their patients.

#PEDroTacklesBarriers is supported by World Physiotherapy, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Società Italiana Fisioterapia, Société Française de Physiothérapie, and Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap voor Fysiotherapie.

Please join us in the ‘PEDroTacklesBarriers to evidence-based physiotherapy’ campaign to help tackle the biggest barriers to evidence-based physiotherapy. You can follow the campaign on this webpage or via the PEDro blog, Twitter or Facebook.

PEDro would like to hear from physiotherapists who have successfully tackled the barriers of time and language. If you have any suggestions, please contact us using the form below.

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2. Time

Will be covered in June and July 2022.

 

3. Language

Will be covered in August 2022.

 

4. Lack of access

Will be covered in September 2022.

 

5. Lack of statistical skills

Will be covered in October 2022 to January 2023.

 

6. Putting it all together

Will be covered in February and March 2023.

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