Evidence Based Practice in Rehabilitation

Price: $25.00




Evidence Based Practice in Rehabilitation

This course is designed for the practicing clinician who would like to enhance or begin their journey into evidence informed practice.   Various forms of research and resources will be presented in practice areas of physical and occupational therapy along with broader healthcare applications.  Various technological resources that are currently being used in clinical care will be highlighted with the opportunity for participants to share ideas that improve efficiency and implementation of evidence-based clinical care. 

Date: May 23, 2013

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:  College of St. Scholastica Science Room 3209 or webinar access

Presenter:  Jena Ogston PhD, PT

Dr. Jena Ogston, PhD, PT received her Master's of Physical Therapy degree from Mayo School of Health Related Sciences subsequently working in sports medicine/orthopedics.  She completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Minnesota in 2004, with a focus in shoulder biomechanics and quantitative research methods.   Currently, she is teaching in both the transitional and traditional Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program at the College of St. Scholastica primarily in the areas of musculoskeletal rehabilitation and evidence based practice.  A long-term  reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic Sports and Physical Therapy and a board exam writer for FSBPT with passion for sharing evidence based practice. 



a)      Introduction into Evidence Based Practice; Oxford levels of evidence

b)      Research Design

c)       Inferential vs. Descriptive vs. Clinical Statistics

d)      Research Engines:  quick tips

e)      Clinical Prediction Rules & Clinical Practice Guidelines

f)       Push vs. Pull technology

g)      Clinical apps



1.      Identify peer-reviewed evidence-based medicine resource engines.

2.      Differentiate between Clinical Prediction Rules and Clinical Practice Guidelines.

3.      Identify differences between push and pull technology and common resources for physical therapists    or PTA’s.

4.      Identify various smartphone applications for the practicing therapist.

5.      Discuss and share research evidence to inform practiceevidence-based resources that are currently being used in

         the realm of physical and/or occupational therapy practice.

6.      Explore the best methods for teaching and promoting integration of research in practice.


Cost:  $25 prior to May 17th and $30 until May 22nd

Attendees will be eligible for 3 CEU's