Are you a busy clinician who wishes to implement evidence-based practice techniques? The Academy's Secondary Knowledge Committee has a solution for you: Academy Journal Club.
This course will be offered six times annually through the Online Learning Center, starting in February 2018. You are expected to read the designated article, review the summary presentation and discuss both with your colleagues, with whom you choose to form a local club. You and your local journal club colleagues may also post questions or comments to the national discussion board via the Academy website.
Before you begin, we recommend reading these two articles:
"How to Read and Understand A Journal Article" - Jennifer Raff
"How to Critically Read a Journal Research Article" - Thomas Lunsford
This Month's Article
Bespoke versus off-the-shelf ankle-foot orthosis for people with stroke: randomized controlled trial
Sarah F Tyson, Andy Vail, Nessa Thomas, Kate Woodward-Nutt, Sarah Plant, and Pippa J Tyrrell
Read this article, then head over to the Journal Club section of the Academy's Online Learning Center to review the presentation. After that you'll need to discuss this research with your local journal club, post to the discussion board, and take the quiz for CEUs.