Open Source References
- The Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery
VuMedi is community for practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and members of the allied health community. They are the “You Tube” for healthcare professionals. As PTs, you probably cannot use for CEUs, but there is a lot to learn from this website, especially surgeries. You will be asked to set up your own free account to access this site.
- Putting Evidence Into Practice
This link takes you to a wealth of resources from APTA including Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, PTJ, CPGs, Tests and Measures, Interventions, PT Outcome Registry, and more.
- Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)
A free database that includes clinical trials, reviews and clinical practice guidelines physiotherapy interventions.
A website from McMaster PLUS that provides access to pre-appraised literature.
To share techniques that therapists have found through their clinical experience that have improved patient outcomes. Examples of clinical pearls can include things such as splinting techniques/design, unique exercises, devices to assist with ADLs, tips for improving patient compliance with home programs, etc.
No more 2 typed pages and 6 pictures. The submission will be reviewed by at least 2 board or committee members for value to hand/upper extremity therapy practice, ingenuity, and clarity prior to posting on the website.
Click here to submit a clinical pearl.
Submitted Clinical Pearls
Professional Organizations with Resources for Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation