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GeneralMar 19, 2021

Build bridges between clinicians and researchers to improve physiotherapy practice, paper says

Physiotherapists in clinical settings who habitually complain that their research counterparts rarely produce findings that relate to their everyday practice can help to bridge the divide. 

That is the message contained in an online British Journal of Sports Medicine article by two Canada-based academics with a background in physiotherapy: Carolyn A Emery and Christopher Napier.

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The future is bright for 'clinician–scientists' who help to heal traditional divisions

Their article says that physiotherapists who attain appropriate PhDs can become ‘clinician–scientists’ – potentially acting as ‘an important bridge between research and clinical practice because they have a foot in both worlds’. 

Clinicians understand questions that are faced in daily clinical practice and are ideally situated to develop and undertake clinically relevant research [Carolyn A Emery and Christopher Napier]

‘Clinicians understand questions that are faced in daily clinical practice and are ideally situated to develop and undertake clinically relevant research,’ it continues. 

Professor Emery is based at the sport injury prevention research centre at the faculty of k...


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