The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) describes evidence-based practice as "the integration of best available evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values and circumstances related to patient and client management, practice management, and health policy decision-making. All three elements are equally important1."
1. Components of evidence-based practice. APTA. Published March 23, 2020. Accessed August 25, 2021. https://www.apta.org/patient-care/evidence-based-practice-resources/components-of-evidence-based-practice