Evidence in Practice: A New Series for Clinicians

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Jun;48(6):429. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.0105.


JOSPT Editor Steven J. Kamper introduces the "Evidence in Practice" series, which aims to help practicing physical therapists build expertise in understanding research. Each article will focus on one feature of the research process and explain the basics concisely in nontechnical language. The articles will not delve into the complexity of scientific methodology; rather, the goal is to provide "bite-sized" explanations that cover the most important issues for interpreting research evidence. The focus will be on clinical research, as opposed to basic discovery research, to reflect the core purpose and readership of the Journal. It is our hope that Evidence in Practice becomes a valuable resource for clinicians attempting to meet the challenge of integrating research evidence into their care delivery. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(6):429. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0105.

Keywords: JOSPT; clinical practice; research.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Editorial Policies*
  • Evidence-Based Practice*
  • Humans
  • Physical Therapy Specialty*
  • Translational Research, Biomedical*