Projects

About Our Projects

Content Development Projects have been contributing to the growth of Physiopedia since it launched in 2009.

Physiopedia is a wiki. A wiki is a collection of web pages that can be collaboratively edited with no specialist tools and very little technical know-how. As such, Physiopedia is perfectly suited to collaborative group authoring and offers a place for Physiotherapists and Physical Therapists throughout the world to contribute, share, and gain knowledge as part of a formal project.

This page outlines past and present Content Development Projects with Physiopedia. Projects can take shape as either Educational Projects, Professional Organization Projects or Clinical Projects.

  • Educational Projects - involving educational establishments for pre and post graduate students as part of their formal university or college education.
  • Professional Organization Projects - run by professional organisations and involving their members for professional development opportunities.
  • Clinical Projects - led by clinics as professional development projects for staff and visiting students.
“It was a great experience for learning how to contribute to our profession in a very accessible way.” Anonymous student feedback, Bellarmine University, USA

"....I must say it's a pretty cool way to learn". Kathleen Nestor, Physical Therapy student, USA

The feedback that we have gathered from previous projects has been overwhelmingly positive.  Project participants really appreciate the fact that their work does not just get filed away for no-one else to see, but is making a positive and lasting contribution to the profession through it's addition to this resource.

"I would not hesitate in recommending the use of the Physiopedia site to build and share work that could of use across the globe." Bhanu Ramaswamy, AGILE Project
Highlighted below are current projects that are taking place within Physiopedia, and also previous projects that have been completed.

If you would like to organise a project within Physiopedia, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Physiopedia Content Development Projects

Anyone can get involved in these projects:

Anatomy. This project follows a recent review and further work on the anatomy content on Physiopedia which found poor coverage of anatomy across all of the disciplines of physiotherapy. When focusing on musculoskeletal anatomy there is 12% coverage of bones, 40% coverage of joints, and 35% coverage of muscles, 2% coverage of nerves and 8% coverage of ligaments. The review found that anatomy pages on Physiopedia rarely report on clinical skills of assessment or treatment which would make our content stand out for physiotherapists. Go to the project page... to find out more.

Spinal Cord Injury. The Spinal Cord Injury Content Creation Project is an initiative of Physiopedia aims to populate a new section of Physiopedia with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on all aspects of management of individual with spinal cord injury. Go to the project page... to find out more

Physical Activity. The Physical Activity Project aims to develop and update the Physical Activity section in Physiopedia with up to date evidence based research. Anyone can participate in this project Go to the project page... to find out more.

Cerebral Palsy. The Cerebral Palsy Project aims to develop pages in Physiopedia with up to date evidence based information on Cerebral Palsy. Anyone can participate in this project Go to the project page... to find out more.

Clubfoot. The Clubfoot Project aims to develop pages in Physiopedia with up to date evidence based information on Clubfoot. Anyone can participate in this project Go to the project page... to find out more.

Wheelchair Service Provision. The Wheelchair Service Provision Project aims to develop pages in Physiopedia with up to date evidence based information on Wheelchair Services. Anyone can participate in this project Go to the project page... to find out more.

Traumatic Brain Injury. This project aims to develop content in the Traumatic Brain Injury Section of Physiopedia. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on all aspects of management of individuals with a traumatic brain injury. Go to the project page... to find out more.

If you still have more questions, feel free to look through our Projects FAQs page, or contact Kim at:[email protected].

Current Projects

These projects are created for a specific group of individuals and are by invite only:

Queens University

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This project forms part of the "Neuromotor Function II" course in the first year of the two year Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) program at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Students will work in groups and choose topics in relation to a neurological condition that affects adults and causes movement problems, and/or assessment, rehabilitation or exercise topics that relate to those neurological conditions in adults. Students may either create new pages or review and update existing Physiopedia articles in this area. Go to the project page... to find out more.

University of Nottingham

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This project forms part of the first Spinal Rehabilitation module in the three year undergraduate physiotherapy course (BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy) at the University of Nottingham. Students will choose topics in relation to spinal rehabilitation and review and update Physiopedia articles in this area. Go to the project home page...

Winston-Salem State University

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This project is led by Doris Molina-Henry, PhD, from the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). This is a project for physiotherapy students from WSSU, who will search current literature and develop a physical therapy relevant synopsis of drug regimens used in common conditions encountered by physiotherapists. The project is intended to describe drug regimens of major pathologies, such as spinal cord injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension and Parkinson's, among others. Within each regimen, drug classes will be discussed, the mechanism of action of the drug, brief pharmacokinetics of the drugs and implications of the drugs for physiotherapy. Go to the project home page...

PT Central

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This project forms part of the PT Central Residency and Fellowship training programme. It is dedicated to be a student learning resource and this portal is the go-to place for information for physical therapy interns.  The PTC clinical education committee will continue to resource the page and interns will add case reports.Go to the project home page... for more information.

Northumbria University

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This project forms part of the MSc two-year accelerated programme at Northumbria University in the UK. Students will investigate a contemporary area of physiotherapy practice (of their own choosing) within a general theme of innovation, service development, and so forth, and to develop a Physiopedia resource to support this. Go to the project home page... for more information.

Past Projects

Queen Margaret University

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Led by Judith Lane, this project has been developed for second year students on the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the module ‘Current and Emerging Roles in Physiotherapy Practice’. The aim of the module is to prepare learners for emerging physiotherapy roles in response to changing healthcare needs, evolving contexts of delivery of practice and government health targets. Go to the project home page...

Handicap International

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Handicap International is a pleased and proud to lead the “Working With War Survivors” project. This project aims to provide a helpful resource for Physiotherapists and Physical Therapists who these days may more frequently encounter refugees who have experienced war trauma. The focus of the project will be on Physiotherapy and refugee health. Go to project page...

The Global Health Division (GHD) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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The Global Health Division (GHD) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association is a pleased and proud to lead the “Working in Culturally Diverse Settings” project. This ongoing project aims to educate physiotherapy students and professionals in regard to cultural competency. Whether you are planning a career in global health or whether you are practicing in your home country, you will undoubtedly be working with people from a variety of cultures. We therefore believe that all physiotherapists can benefit from the content of this project! Go to the project page... to find out more.

Vrije University Brussel, Brussels

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Led by Peter Vaes, This project was created by and for the students in the Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy program of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Go to the project home page....

Hambisela Project

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The Hambisela project is run by Lurinda Prinsloo. This is an already existing project which aims to empower and develop the skills of therapists, parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy in the community. This initially was developed to run in the community, which has been successful. As the Hambisela project team are committed to reaching out and sharing this information and training with as many people as possible they have teamed up with Physiopedia to develop their modules into Physiopedia pages. Go to the project page to find out more.

Enablement

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The Enablement project is a content developement project which has involved transforming an online course on Community Based Rehabilitation and Cerebral Palsy in low - middle income countries. This course was developed by Roelie Wolting a specialist paediatric Physiotherapist in CBR in low recourced countries.

Bellarmine University

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Elaine Lonnemann's students at Bellarmine University are currently completing the project -  Physiopedia Assignment for the Course: Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy Practice

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Elaine Lonnemann's students at the Bellarmine University have created a plethora of new pages related to their second year project - Pathophysiology of Complex Patient Problems.

Physiotherapy Pain Association

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The PPA Pain Project aims to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on the science of pain, its assessment and management. Go to the project page... to find out more.

Des Moines University

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Led by Shannon Petersen, students from the Des Moines University Physical Therapy program will be working in groups to create evidence based articles in Physiopedia. Go to the project home page...

University of Oklahoma

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This project was created by and for the students in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is a part of the curriculum. This project is a graded component of the PHTH 8192: Exercise Science I course in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic science principles of exercise science and physiology to form a background that leads to further development of the applied skill of exercise prescription. Go to the project page... to find out more.

University of Oklahoma

This project was created by and for the students in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is a part of the curriculum. This project is a graded component of the PHTH 9132: Community Assessment and Planning (Sports section) course in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of Oklahoma. This course is designed to advance the students’ knowledge in the area of sports medicine and related topics.Go to the project page... to find out more.

University of Nottingham

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This project forms part of the University of Nottingham’s postgraduate modules in Contemporary Practice in Manual Therapy. Students will be creating evidence based blogs and presentations which will be hosted here on Physiopedia. There are two pages for the two different aspects to this project, see them here and here.

STOPS

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The STOPS trial to prove that high quality Physiotherapy is effective was established in 2009 by Dr Jon Ford.  In relation to this project the STOPS reasearch team have collated a large amount of information about back pain which they plan to contribute to Physiopedia through this project. Go to the project home page...

AGILE

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Following on from the AGILE Project the IPTOP Project is the second phase of a collaborative effort from physiotherapists around the world to develop the Older People section of Physiopedia. Go to the project page... to find out more.

The WCPT Network for Amputee Rehabilitation

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The WCPT Network for Amputee Rehabilitation (AR) is a Professional Network of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy. It is pleased to present this project that contributes to development of the Amputee section in Physiopedia and the which will be used for the Amputee Rehabilitation MOOC (free open online course) in 2015. Go to the project page... to find out more.

APPDE

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The APPDE Project is a collaborative effort of physiotherapists involved in the Association of Physiotherapists in Parkinsons Disease Europe to specifically develop the Parkinsons Disease page and related pages with the latest up to date information and evidence. Go to the project page... to find out more.

Temple University

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Led by Scott Burns, This project was created by and for the students at Temple University in Philadelphia, and is part of the Orthopaedic curriculum. Go to the project home page...

University of St. Augustine

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Elaine Lonnemann's students at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida are currently completing the project - Worldwide Physical Therapy Practice: a focus on Primary Care Physical Therapy

University of Limerick

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 This project has been created as part of the Impairment and Disability Year 4 module at the University of Limerick which results in the production of an evidence based handbook which will be published in Physiopedia. Go to the project page... to find out more.

University College Dublin

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Physiopedia has been inovatively used by final year Physiotherapy students at the University College Dublin, Ireland. 

Go to the project page... to find out more.

The Jackson Clinics Residency Project

Led by Kris Porter, the expectation for this project is that there will be an extensive and a comprehensive review of all available literature on Resident Directed Community Service Learning. Residents will complete 32 hours of “Resident Directed Community Service Learning” which will be to create articles for Physiopedia.  Go to the project home page...

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship project

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Led by Dan Rhon, This project was created by and for the Fellows of the Evidence In Motion Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Project. Go to the project home page...

Bellarmine University

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The clinical educators affiliated with the Physical Therapy Program at Bellarmine University are currently completing the project - Clinical Case Presentations Continuing Education Opportunity for Physical Therapists with Dr. Elaine Lonnemann

Bellarmine University

Elaine Lonnemann's students at the Bellarmine University will research different aspects of Physical Therapy Practice Acts in the United States and present the information based on his/her analysis. Read more about this project.

Texas State University

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This project was created by and for the students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Texas State University -San Marcos, and is part of the Orthopaedic curriculum. Go to the project home page...

Open Physio

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This project is a merger of the physiotherapy wiki project, Open Physio (from South Africa) and Physiopedia. Read more about this collaboration...

Temple University

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Led by Scott Burns, This project was created by and for the students at Temple University in Philadelphia, and is part of the Orthopaedic curriculum. Go to the project home page...

AGILE

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Led by Bhanu Ramaswamy, AGILE will be working on creating a structured and evidence based Older Peoplesection of Physiopedia. The section will be divided in numbers of articles under the sub-headings: Policy, Physiology and Physiotherapy and eventually aims to involve the international community of physiotherapists and physical therapists working with older people. Go to the project home page...

Royal College of Surgeons

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Aileen Barrett's students at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have created a new page on The role and function of Primary Care Teams in Ireland as part of an elective module in their foundation year. 

See more about their project here...

Evidence in Motion

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Evidence in Motion Residents each added two pages of new content in Physiopedia as part of the capstone course in their residency training. See more here...

Medical College of Georgia

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DPT students at the Medical college of Georgia have just completed a whole new set of pages as part of their spinal course. 

See more here...

Royal College of Surgeons

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Aileen Barrett's students at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have created new pages for Apley's Test and Auscultation as part of an elective module in their foundation year.

See more about their project here..

Glasgow Caledonian University

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This project has been developed by year 1 students on the MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy programme at Glasgow Caledonian University as part of their Cardiorespiratory Therapeutics module. The module aims to develop an understanding of the normal structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system from an anatomical and physiological perspective considering the life span and adaptions with aging. Go to the project page... to find out more.