In Physical Therapy school, the highest evidence is literally printed out or emailed to the students so that we leave school practicing the highest level of evidence. Unfortunately, as we begin treating, this information is slowly taken away from us. The astute clinician subscribes to JOSPT, PT journal, social media, and their colleagues to stay on top of the research. Unfortunately, I often feel this information is still not enough.
For those of you who have been following our website for a while, you may remember a guest post from Physical Therapist Nick Rainey entitled "Test, Treat, Retest." Recently Nick published an ebook "Research Made Simple for Physical Therapists." The ebook is a quick guide to research for practicing physical therapists, students, residents, and fellows in training. It reviews many of the pertinent physical therapy studies that have been published in the last 10 years. I personally enjoyed the book because of the clinical implications Nick highlights at the end of each journal article. Thanks for the resource Nick!