IV Step: Integrated Knowledge Translation: Engaging Stakeholders, Influencing Policy, Promoting Participation

Finally Keiko Shikako-Thomas presented Integrated Knowledge Translation: Engaging Stakeholders, Influencing Policy, Promoting Participation. Keiko discussed taking knowledge translation out of the lab to clinic and expanding that idea to the patients, administrators and policy makers to truly get new knowledge ingrained in our societies, not just our clinics. To do this, she gave us 4 … Continue reading IV Step: Integrated Knowledge Translation: Engaging Stakeholders, Influencing Policy, Promoting Participation

IV Step: The Future is Now: Innovation of Physical Therapy through Knowledge Translation

The final lecture series was on knowledge translation. The first session was Knowledge Translation: Innovating Rehabilitation Clinical Practice from Jenni Moore. First off, what is “knowledge translation?” According to the Canadian Institute of Health Research, knowledge translation is “the dynamic and iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge … Continue reading IV Step: The Future is Now: Innovation of Physical Therapy through Knowledge Translation

IV Step: The Foundation for Our Future: Building a Research Culture to Support the Clinician Scientist

  Then we had Deborah Backus presented The Foundation for Our Future: Building a Research Culture to Support the Clinician Scientist. Alright folks, we’re coming for a landing on the research topic, but before we go, this one is just for you: the clinician scientist. Thorne in American Psychology in 1947 “encouraged clinicians to employ … Continue reading IV Step: The Foundation for Our Future: Building a Research Culture to Support the Clinician Scientist

IV Step: Asking Rehab Outcomes Questions with Observational Designs: TBI

Next up John Corrigan spoke on Asking Rehabilitation Outcomes Questions with Observational Designs: The TBI Experience. John’s presentation focused on 1 large database of data– the TBI Model Systems– and what the 700+ peer-reviewed articles generated from the data therein have discovered about TBI in the US. First, let’s meet the TBI Model Systems. It … Continue reading IV Step: Asking Rehab Outcomes Questions with Observational Designs: TBI

IV Step: Qualitative Research Design Options for Complex Interventions and Participation Outcomes

First of all, let me just say I knew it! A grand total of ONE person has even clicked on yesterday’s research related post. Everyone just shuts down and shivers at the word “research” *shudders* myself included. Can I take this one moment to encourage everyone to push your own boundaries? Running away from research … Continue reading IV Step: Qualitative Research Design Options for Complex Interventions and Participation Outcomes

IV Step: Excellence in Promoting Participation

All right people, we’ve arrived at Tuesday’s lectures– the final day of the IV Step conference. Hold on to your seats, we’re coming in for a landing! First up on Tuesday we had Lisa Chiarello present Excellence in Promoting Participation: Striving for the 10 Cs– Client Centered Care, Consideration of Complexity, Collaboration, Coaching, Capacity Building, … Continue reading IV Step: Excellence in Promoting Participation