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Physiotherapy and Neurology: Towards Research-based Practice

By B Durward and Gill Baer

Abstract

This paper explores the current practices of physiotherapists working in neurology and argues that a techniques versus science imbalance makes it necessary to develop a scientific knowledge base within physiotherapy practice. Scepticism, determinism and empiricism are identified as three major elements underpinning a scientific approach. Each element is defined, elaborated upon and pragmatic recommendations offered in order to facilitate the implementation of these elements in physiotherapy practice

Year: 1995
OAI identifier: oai:eresearch.qmu.ac.uk:1021
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