- 1 About Our Projects
- 2 Physiopedia Content Development Projects
- 3 Current Projects
- 4 Past Projects
- 4.1 Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Project
- 4.2 Cards For Humanity
- 4.3 Queen Margaret University
- 4.4 Glasgow Caledonian University
- 4.5 Winston-Salem State University
- 4.6 Vrije University Brussel, Brussels
- 4.7 Hambisela Project
- 4.8 Enablement
- 4.9 Bellarmine University
- 4.10 Bellarmine University
- 4.11 Physiotherapy Pain Association
- 4.12 Des Moines University
- 4.13 University of Oklahoma
- 4.14 University of Oklahoma
- 4.15 University of Nottingham
- 4.16 STOPS
- 4.17 AGILE
- 4.18 The World Physiotherapy Network for Amputee Rehabilitation
- 4.19 APPDE
- 4.20 University of St. Augustine
- 4.21 University of Limerick
- 4.22 University College Dublin
- 4.23 The Jackson Clinics Residency Project
- 4.24 Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship project
- 4.25 Bellarmine University
- 4.26 Bellarmine University
- 4.27 Texas State University
- 4.28 Open Physio
- 4.29 Temple University
- 4.30 AGILE
- 4.31 Royal College of Surgeons
- 4.32 Evidence in Motion
- 4.33 Medical College of Georgia
- 4.34 Royal College of Surgeons
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 ProjectHighlighted 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:
Rehabilitation in Disaster and Conflict Situations. This project aims to develop content related to rehabilitation in disaster and conflict situations. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information and knowledge that physiotherapists should have to effectively provide rehabilitation within these complex contexts. Much of this content development has been guided by the Emergency Medical Teams: Minimum Technical Standards and Recommendations for Rehabilitation, the Field Handbook on Early Rehabilitation In Conflicts and Disasters, the Rehabilitation in Sudden Onset Disasters and the Rehabilitation Treatment Planning for Common Conflict and Emergency Related Injuries Performance Support Tool from Humanity & Inclusion. Go to the project page... to find out more.
Understanding Rehabilitation. This project aims to develop content related to understanding rehabilitation. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information and knowledge that physiotherapists should have to effectively work within rehabilitation services. Much of this content development has been guided by Rehabilitation 2030: A Call for Action. Go to the project page... to find out more.
Physiotherapy and Refugee Education Project Content Development Project. This project aims to develop content related to refugee health. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information and knowledge that physiotherapists should have to effectively work with people with refugee experience. Much of this content development has been guided by the Physiotherapy and Refugee Education Project (PREP) and will form part of the content for the PREP online course which will take place from 18 January 2021. Go to the project page... to find out more.
The Women's Health Division's Content Initiative. The Women’s Health Division (WHD) is a not-for-profit division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) have partnered with Physiopedia to help improve and updated the current women's and pelvic health content on Physiopedia to help ensure that physiotherapists from across the globe have access to current women's and pelvic health resources. Go to the project page... to find out more.
Coronavirus. The Coronavirus Content Creation Project is an initiative by Physiopedia to create a new section in Physiopedia on the Pandemic that was declared on the World Health Organisation on 11th March 2020. The aim of this new section is to educate and direct health professionals in the control of the spread of the virus and the management of persons diagnosed Coronavirus 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.
Anatomy Project This project was created following a review in 2016 which identifed further work on the anatomy content on Physiopedia was needed. It found poor coverage of anatomy across all of the disciplines of physiotherapy. When focusing on musculoskeletal anatomy there was 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. Since this time the anatomy content on Physiopedia has increased and this project is now closed. Go to the project page... to read more.
Ethics Content Development Project. This project aims to develop content for the ethics section in Physiopedia. This content will also be used as part of the Ethics Courses in Physioplus. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information on all aspects of Ethics and how it relates to our physiotherapy practice where ever we may be in the world. Go to the project page... to find out more.
These projects are created for a specific group of individuals and are by invite only:
The University of Waterloo
This project forms part of the Clinical Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Conditions (KIN 470) is a 4th year, seminar course that encourages the application of knowledge and skills acquired in the 100-300 level courses and provides an opportunity to further develop skills related to knowledge acquisition and communication. In this section we will develop skills including literature searching, synthesis and interpretation, oral presentation and writing skills, while focusing on the topic of clinical biomechanics of musculoskeletal conditions. Go to the project page... to find out more
Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group
The Clinical Presentations Project is part of the Advanced NMS Course- NMSPG and forms part of the 2020 Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal (ANMS) Course. The ANMS Course is a 1-year certificate course run through the Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group, a special interest group of the South African Society of Physiotherapy. Go to the project home page... for more information.
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 NottinghamGo to the project home page...
Northumbria UniversityGo to the project home page... for more information.
Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Project
This project was supported by the University of British Columbia (BC) Department of Physical Therapy, The Physiotherapy Association of BC, Vancouver Coastal Research Institute and the Providence Healthcare Research Institute. The pages developed are an aid to clinicians who want to provide evidence-informed management for their patients.It has been developed by a team of researchers, educators and expert clinicians that make up the BC Physical Therapy Tendinopathy Task Force, it includes Dr. Joseph Anthony, Allison Ezzat, Diana Hughes, JR Justesen, Dr. Alex Scott, Michael Yates, Alison Hoens. Go to the project home page.
Cards For Humanity
This project forms part of a research project undertaken by Jenny Setchell, an NHMRC Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and Barbara Gibson, Professor at the University of Toronto. The cards were primarily designed as a tool for working with children who have long-term conditions, but they can actually be used for all age groups and in many different settings. For more information about the cards see their Physiopedia page here.
Queen Margaret UniversityJudith 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...
Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGo to the project page... to find out more.
Winston-Salem State UniversityDoris 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...
Vrije University Brussel, Brussels
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.
Hambisela ProjectHambisela 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.
EnablementEnablement project is a content development 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 UniversityElaine Lonnemann's students at Bellarmine University are currently completing the project - Physiopedia Assignment for the Course: Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy Practice
Physiotherapy Pain AssociationGo to the project page... to find out more.
Des Moines UniversityShannon 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 OklahomaGo 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 Nottinghamhere and here.
STOPSGo to the project home page...
AGILEGo to the project page... to find out more.
The World Physiotherapy Network for Amputee Rehabilitation
The World Physiotherapy 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.
APPDEGo to the project page... to find out more.
University of St. AugustineElaine 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 LimerickGo to the project page... to find out more.
University College Dublin
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 projectDan Rhon, This project was created by and for the Fellows of theEvidence In Motion Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Project. Go to the project home page...
Bellarmine UniversityBellarmine University are currently completing the project - Clinical Case Presentations Continuing Education Opportunity for Physical Therapists with Dr. Elaine Lonnemann
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.