Science Under Siege

EPA Science Under Scrutiny by Trump Political Staff as originally seen on Star Tribune I try really hard to not let politics bleed over into this blog; however, I cannot stay silent on this. Please watch the below video. Here are a few blurbs from that video that at important: “You’re not entitled to your … Continue reading Science Under Siege

Translating Research into Results

The following article of mine appeared today in my company’s monthly educational newsletter.   “Research. You, like me and almost every other clinician I’ve ever met, probably just shuddered reading that word.  The word “research” conjures memories of vocabulary memorization in a university library, and more than anything lots of confusion. However, somewhere in our curricula, … Continue reading Translating Research into Results

Complete SCI Gait Training with Virtual Reality and Brain-Machine Interface Leads to Partial Recovery

Long-Term Training with a Brain-Machine Interface-Based Gait Protocol Induces Partial Neurological Recovery in Paraplegic Patients as originally seen in Scientific Reports I’ve seen this video crop up on my Facebook feed a few times in the last couple days, and I just had to see what was going on here. The video is slightly misleading of … Continue reading Complete SCI Gait Training with Virtual Reality and Brain-Machine Interface Leads to Partial Recovery

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