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Physical Therapy

Guide to locating research evidence and tools for Physical Therapy students and faculty.

Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Practice

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.

Levels of Evidence & Study Design

Guidance for Evidence Synthesis in PT